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In this file photo taken on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, talks to the media after naming Rep. Suzanne Crouch R-Evansville, Indiana State Auditor at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Pence is angering the hardcore conservatives who courted him for the White House in 2012 as he positions himself for a possible presidential run in 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Atheists weigh lawsuit over cross on Indiana vets' sculpture

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

An atheist group is weighing a lawsuit after the state of Indiana defied the organization’s objections by accepting a sculpture honoring veterans that depicts a white Latin cross. Published September 16, 2014

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Pope Francis leaves after a wedding ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  Pope Francis married 20 couples Sunday, including some who already live together and those with children, technically a sin in the eyes of the church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope's appointment may signal advances in new abuse office

- Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis’ latest appointment to a commission designed to fight sexual abuse of minors may have an effect in shaping the upcoming Vatican office also dedicated to combatting abuse.

Bishop Duane Pederson of Rice Lake, Wisc. joins more than 1,000 other voting members in a song during the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America assembly on Wednesday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Survey: Congregations more accepting of gays

- Associated Press

Overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in American religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but it declined in Catholic congregations, according to a new survey.

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Illustration on the broken promise not to fund abortion through Obamacare by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obamacare's big spending on abortion on demand

President Obama told lawmakers and the American public in a specially called joint session of Congress on health care reform that "under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion."