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College Students Carry Crosses on Holy Week Trek

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Jesus told his followers to take up their crosses and follow him. This Holy Week, two students at Connecticut's Sacred Heart University have taken that literally.

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NV School District Pays To Settle Muslim Suit

Posted: 04/08/2009 - The Washoe County School District has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle civil rights lawsuits involving a Muslim girl who dropped out of school after being bullied for wearing a head scarf and her religion.

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Inmate's Suit Over Hair, Medicine Pouch Reinstated

Posted: 04/07/2009 - A federal appeals court says a district court should not have dismissed a Native American inmate's lawsuit accusing prison officials of violating his religious beliefs.

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Maine parishioner who was poisoned dies at 67

Posted: 04/07/2009 - One of the parishioners who drank arsenic-tainted coffee at a church in northern Maine nearly six years ago has died. Frances "Fran" Ruggles was 67.

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Parishes Ask Vatican For Mediation Over Closings

Posted: 04/07/2009 - The leader of a Roman Catholic advocacy group is in Rome, where he's urging the Vatican to instruct eight U.S. bishops to negotiate with parishes that have closed or are slated to close.

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Deadly Quake Damages Medieval Churches

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Italian officials say the earthquake that killed more than 150 people in the mountain town of L'Aquila Monday also damaged churches dating back to theMiddle Ages.

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Obama to Muslim World: No US War With Islam

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Before meeting with Muslim leaders and visiting holy sites in Istanbul today, President Barack Obama has declared that the U.S. "is not and will never be at war with Islam."

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New Mormon Apostle Makes First Church Address

Posted: 04/06/2009 - Newly appointed Mormon church apostle Neil L. Andersen says many modern-day pioneers are helping to grow the church in countries around the world.

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Monson: Protesters Shouldn't Discourage Faithful

Posted: 04/06/2009 - Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson says Latter-day Saints should not be discouraged by those who may malign or ridicule the church as it seeks to uphold its moral values in a changing world.

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Pope, Faithful Celebrate Palm Sunday

Posted: 04/06/2009 - Palm Sunday in Rome: Pope Benedict -- wearing intricate red and gold brocaded vestments and clutching a braided palm frond -- has processed through St. Peter's Square.

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Christian Pilgrims Mark Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

Posted: 04/06/2009 - Hundreds of Christians holding green fronds have marked Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, celebrating Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into the holy city two millennia ago.

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Bishop Joins Chorus Against Obama Speech at Notre Dame

Posted: 04/03/2009 - The leader of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese has written a blistering letter to Notre Dame's president, the Rev. John Jenkins, calling the invitation to President Barack Obama to deliver the university's May 17 commencement address "egregious" and a "travesty."

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Pope to G20: Keep Development Aid For Poor

Posted: 04/02/2009 - Pope Benedict has urged world leaders attending the G20 summit in London to maintain development aid for poor countries despite the global economic crisis.

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Mother in Prayer Death Case to Get Legal Aid

Posted: 04/02/2009 - A Wisconsin judge says a mother accused of reckless homicide for praying instead of taking her daughter to a doctor is indigent and that her legal bills must be picked up by county officials.

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Wis. Judge: Release Priest Killer From Hospital

Posted: 04/02/2009 - A La Crosse County judge has approved the release of a man found insane in the killing of a Catholic priest and two others in a church nearly 30 years ago.

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