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Court Rules Against Widow Seeking Spouse's Torahs

Posted: 04/10/2009 - A California judge has thrown out a religious court's decision to award four disputed Torahs to a rabbi's widow who said they'd been stolen by her late husband's assistant.

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Texas Priest Slain in Mexico Laid to Rest

Posted: 04/10/2009 - A Texas priest allegedly killed by the caretaker of his home in Mexico has been laid to rest near the Catholic church he pastored in Austin.

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Former President to Address New Baptist Group

Posted: 04/10/2009 - Former President Jimmy Carter and poet Maya Angelou will speak this month at a regional meeting of the New Baptist Covenant at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

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Pope Remembers Quake Victims, Gaza Catholics at Holy Thursday Service

Posted: 04/10/2009 - Pope Benedict has remembered Italian earthquake victims and Catholics in Gaza at a Holy Thursday service in Rome. The pope dedicated donations collected at a foot-washing service to Gaza's tiny Roman Catholic community, and he blessed ceremonial oils for survivors of this week's quake.

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Obama to Attend Easter Sunday Service

Posted: 04/10/2009 - President Barack Obama, who largely quit going to church after the uproar over remarks by his former pastor, plans to attend an Easter Sunday worship service.

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Ga. Chief Justice Eyes Next Mission

Posted: 04/09/2009 - The anti-smoking movement helped snuff out rising tobacco use rates. Now Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears says there needs to be a similar campaign to reverse an uptick in divorces.

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African-American Jews Celebrate New Torah

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A predominantly African-American synagogue in Philadelphia is celebrating its new Torah, the sacred scroll containing the Bible's first five books.

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Paraguay's Bishop-turned-President A Dad Too?

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A woman has filed a paternity suit against Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, alleging that a son was born to the former Roman Catholic bishop five months after he abandoned the church for politics. Lugo's spokesman says the claim "must be false."

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School District Settles Muslim Student's Lawsuit

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A young Muslim woman who said her complaints of bullying and death threats went unheeded by administrators at her Nevada high school will receive $350,000 in a settlement announced Wednesday with the Washoe County School District.

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Ten Holy Cross Priests Object to Obama Invite

Posted: 04/09/2009 - Ten priests from the order that founded the University of Notre Dame say the school risks its "true soul" and could alienate itself from the Roman Catholic church by inviting President Barack Obama to campus next month.

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Group Calls For Top Military Chaplain's Ouster

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A group that accuses the U.S. military of religious discrimination and a bias toward evangelical Christianity is calling on the Army to court martial its chief of chaplains.

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Easter To Be Less Extravagant at Georgia Megachurch

Posted: 04/09/2009 - Easter in this economy will be less extravagant for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Its annual service is leaving the Georgia Dome for the first time in more than 15 years.

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