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{FD} Mark Wahlberg hopes God forgives him for ‘Boogie Nights’

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Mark Wahlberg says he hopes God will forgive him for his turn as a **** star in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights.” Continue reading

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{FD} Christian videographer: Let’s live together in peace instead of silencing those with whom we disagree

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Ten months ago, my husband and I filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Minnesota law that would require our small business to celebrate same-sex marriages if we enter into the marriage industry at all. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

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The Mormon church’s gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward as the religion doubles the missions where technology is allowed and swaps out tablets for smartphones. Continue reading

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{FD} Ryan jabs Trump in comedy routine for NY elite

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House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate’s top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Chlorine leak at preschool’s pool sends children to hospital

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A chlorine leak at an Ohio child care center’s swimming pool has sent five children and two adults to the hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Bush’s Super Bowl socks to be auctioned by Catholic diocese

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The New England Patriots may have left Super Bowl LI with the Lombardi Trophy, but someone else is going home with presidential socks. Continue reading

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{FD} Network of churches raises more than $1M for nationwide disaster relief

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More than 50 churches banded together to raise $1 million for victims of the hurricanes that ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the survivors of the shooting in Las Vegas and those in the path of the destructive wildfires sweeping through California. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force punishes colonel who refused to affirm gay marriage, attorney says

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The Air Force has punished a highly-decorated and respected colonel after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: 4 airmen painted satanic symbols on S Carolina church

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Authorities say four members of the Air Force spray painted satanic symbols on a South Carolina church that dates back more than 250 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump pledges fealty to religious values, “Merry Christmas”

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President Donald Trump assured a high-profile gathering of Christian conservatives on Friday that his administration will defend religious organizations, promising a return to traditional American values while again subtly stoking the fire he helped ig… Continue reading

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{FD} County will ask Supreme Court to review prayer ruling

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A North Carolina county will ask the Supreme Court to review a ruling barring it from opening its meetings with Christian prayers. Continue reading

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{FD} County appealing atheist victory over cross on county seal

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A Pennsylvania county is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the image of a large Christian cross on the county’s flag and seal is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who spent year in church to avoid deportation walks free

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A man who’d been living in a Philadelphia church for nearly a year to avoid deportation to Mexico has walked free. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat Flynn launches campaign for Wisconsin governor

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Former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Matt Flynn said Tuesday he’s running for governor because the state’s progressive traditions are being “obliterated” by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Continue reading

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{FD} Leonardo da Vinci painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ to be auctioned

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The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands is going to auction in New York next month — with a pre-sale estimate of around $100 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas church named for martyred Oklahoma priest

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A small Arkansas church has been named in honor of a martyred priest from Oklahoma. Continue reading

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{FD} Suburban NY diocese plans compensation in sex abuse cases

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A Roman Catholic diocese in suburban New York is creating an independent compensation program for people who were sexually abused by priests. Continue reading

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{FD} Citing religious freedom, Trump backing off Obama-era rules

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In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discr… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

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In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discr… Continue reading

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{FD} Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance

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President Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law. Continue reading

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{FD} AG directive protects religious objectors to LGBT rights

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling federal agencies to do as much as possible to accommodate people who have religious objections to LGBT rights. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate panel backs nominee questioned on her religion

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A Senate panel narrowly backed one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees who was pressed by Democrats on whether her Roman Catholic faith would influence her legal judgment. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas judge barred from execution cases sues high court

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An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after blocking the use of a lethal injection drug is suing the state’s highest court for prohibiting him from considering any execution-related cases. Continue reading

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{FD} Deportation order vacated for woman who sought sanctuary

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An immigration judge has vacated the deportation order for a woman who sought sanctuary at a North Carolina church. Continue reading

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{FD} Ministry drops bias claims against charity-tracking website

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A Florida-based evangelical ministry that sued the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling it a hate group has agreed to dismiss its related claims against a website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities. Continue reading

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{FD} Kamala Harris at black church: US isn’t as split as it seems

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Making her first high-profile foray into the Southern black church, California Sen. Kamala Harris told a Georgia congregation founded by former freed slaves that the United States remains wracked by racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination that… Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon leader reaffirms faith’s opposition to gay marriage

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Mormons around the world will tune in Saturday to hear guidance from the religion’s top leaders during a twice-yearly conference in Utah. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Mormon leader denounces racism at conference

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The Latest on the Mormon conference in Salt Lake City (all times local): 10:25a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal Burke back at Vatican high court _ but as adviser

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One of Pope Francis’ leading conservative critics, American Cardinal Raymond Burke, is getting a second life at the Vatican high court he headed until Francis removed him in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Some Mormons await guidance on political rifts at conference

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The Mormon church is holding its twice-a-year conference this weekend amid a tumultuous U.S. political climate and without the participation of its ailing 90-year-old president. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey suggests swapping jailed US pastor for Muslim cleric

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested Turkey could free an imprisoned American pastor if the Trump administration extradites a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania — but the State Department says that won’t happen. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-deacon candidate settles coercion lawsuit against bishop

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A Minnesota man who had wanted to become a Catholic deacon has settled his coercion claims against his bishop in exchange for an undisclosed sum of money and the release of a letter he alleged he was forced to sign. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, 90, to miss conference

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Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, 90, won’t attend this weekend’s church conference because of deteriorating health — marking the first time in more than a half century that the longtime church leader won’t deliver spiritual guidance at the important twice-yearly event. Continue reading

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{FD} Diocese warns students: Don’t kneel during national anthem

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Kneeling in church? Continue reading

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{FD} Company: No discrimination over religious objection to pants

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A Mississippi restaurant chain denies that it discriminated against the religious beliefs of a Pentecostal woman by refusing to let her wear a denim skirt instead of blue jeans while she worked as a waitress. Continue reading

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{FD} Moore’s path to victory in Alabama: God, guns and defiance

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Roy Moore wouldn’t stand a chance in many Senate races after defying federal court orders, describing Islam as a false religion, calling homosexuality evil and pulling out a revolver on stage before hundreds of supporters. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Waitress fired over religious objection to pants

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A federal agency says a restaurant chain discriminated against the religious beliefs of a Pentecostal woman by refusing to let her wear a denim skirt instead of blue jeans while she worked as a waitress. Continue reading

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{FD} Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

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When ***** Fields’ construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI launches civil rights investigation

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One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a suspect identified as a Sudanese immigrant opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said, as the FBI confirmed it’s launched a civil rights investigation into the shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI to launch civil rights investigation

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One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a suspect identified as a Sudanese immigrant opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said, as federal officials told Fox News the FBI will initiate a civil rights investigation into t… Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee church usher who stopped gunman is hailed as ‘hero’

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A young church usher who confronted the suspect accused of opening fire at a church in Antioch, Tenn., on Sunday, is a “hero,” according to police — and his family says that’s no surprise at all. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee church shooting suspect identified; 1 killed, 7 wounded

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One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a shooting suspect, identified as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} End of world still coming soon, Christian numerologists say — it was just postponed

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Saturday passed without the world coming to an end but we’re not out of the woods yet. Continue reading

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{FD} End of world still coming, Christian numerologists say — it was just postponed

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Saturday passed without the world coming to an end but we’re not out of the woods yet. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Oklahoma-born Catholic priest beatified

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The Latest on a beatification mass starts for 1st US martyr (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} US priest martyred in Guatemala beatified before thousands

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An American priest killed during Guatemala’s civil war is set to be beatified in his home state of Oklahoma, and he’s on the path to possible sainthood. Continue reading

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{FD} Chapel stirs up controversy in small Oklahoma college town

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A small chapel nestled on a university campus in a rural central Oklahoma town is at the center of a firestorm over the use of religious symbols on public property after a Washington, D.C.-based group insisted that a cross be removed from atop its stee… Continue reading

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{FD} Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

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Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.” Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan sued after gay couples are rejected for adoption

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The American Civil Liberties Union says Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject gay couples who want to adopt kids or become foster parents. Continue reading

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{FD} Robert E. Lee’s former church is no longer named after him

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A Virginia church that Robert E. Lee belonged to after the Civil War will no longer be named after the Confederate general. Continue reading

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