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  • In this Feb. 8, 2014 photo, a weathered statue of the Virgin Mary stands in the yard of Our Lady of Fatima center during a religious gathering organized by the center in the village of Bois-Neuf, Haiti.  The 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced 1.5 million others was on the minds of many pilgrims, and cited as a chief reason to have faith in God. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Catholic Church tossed 800 Irish orphans into septic tank grave

    By Jennifer Pompi - The Washington Times

    The Catholic Church in Ireland has come under fire after a researcher discovered a mass grave filled with the bodies of 796 babies near a former orphanage and home for unwed mothers. Published June 3, 2014

  • A workman clears snow from the plaza at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014, as visitors line up to hear arguments. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Washington Metropolitan region, prompting area schools and the federal government to close for the wintry weather.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. Supreme Court won't hear German family's home-school case

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    To the disappointment of many home-schooling supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not consider the case of a German family seeking asylum in the U.S. because they cannot teach their children at home in Germany. Published March 3, 2014

  • Candy and flowers: Romance alive and well among young couples

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    Don't let the naysayers wilt the Valentine's Day flowers: Most young men and women in long-term relationships say they are very satisfied — and very much in love — with each other. Published February 10, 2014

  • Alzheimer's: Reagan's long goodbye

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    While other famous people had succumbed to the irreversible, progressive neurological disease — including such figures as actress Rita Hayworth, writer E.B. White and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson — the Reagans' admission took the prominence and public awareness of Alzheimer's to a new level. Published February 3, 2011

  • Recent Stories in Faith

    • Wisconsin ministry offers housing to students

      By Associated Press

      A Roman Catholic ministry is offering a new housing option to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students who want to participate in faith-based living. Published July 29, 2014

    • Groups pray for 2 Americans fighting Ebola virus

      By Associated Press

      The leader of a Charlotte-based medical missionary group is asking people to pray for two missionaries who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. Published July 29, 2014

    • Former church deacon sentenced for lewd conduct

      By Associated Press

      A former southwestern Idaho church deacon who told police Satan may have taken control of his body, causing him to molest a 12-year-old girl in a church storage room, has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison. Published July 29, 2014

    • LGBT rights group hires ex-pastor in Mississippi

      By Associated Press

      A national group that pushes equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has hired a former clergyman to lead its efforts in Mississippi. Published July 29, 2014

    • Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

      By Associated Press

      U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom. Published July 28, 2014

    Recent Stories in Family

    • Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

      By MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press

      The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges said she doesn't believe the provision is threatened after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. Published July 29, 2014

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      By Associated Press

      128 killed on bloodiest day of Gaza war: Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, power plant Published July 29, 2014

    • FILE - This Nov. 21, 2013 file photo shows abortion support signs outside of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday, July 29, 2014 that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

      US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

      By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS - Associated Press

      Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion. Published July 29, 2014

    • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

      By KERRY LESTER - Associated Press

      Illinois regulators issued a reminder to health insurers that it is illegal to deny coverage to someone because they are transgender, drawing praise from the gay rights community. Published July 29, 2014

    • Vikings hire Wells, Kaplan to help in Kluwe talks

      By JON KRAWCZYNSKI - Associated Press

      The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. Published July 29, 2014

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