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Julia Duin was a reporter for The Washington Times.

Articles by Julia Duin

Julia Duin's Stairway to Heaven column on faith runs on Thursdays and Sundays.

DUIN: Emphasis on food not always kosher

Eating disorders and religion? Bulimia, anorexia and other such maladies are growing among Orthodox Jews, according to a recent "Food, Body Image and Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community" workshop I attended in Bethesda, Md. Published May 26, 2010

Pro-life group fights disclosure law

A crisis pregnancy center in Silver Spring has become the second group in Maryland to sue a Washington-area government over laws that pro-lifers say are part of a national campaign to snuff out anti-abortion speech. Published May 24, 2010

Pro-life group fights disclosure law

A crisis pregnancy center in Silver Spring has become the second group in Maryland to sue a Washington-area government over laws that pro-lifers say are part of a national campaign to snuff out anti-abortion speech. Published May 23, 2010

Vatican urged to guide Catholic schools

The outgoing president of Catholic University of America is calling on the Vatican to give more direction to Catholic higher education, citing the confusion among Catholics after the University of Notre Dame's speaking invitation to President Obama in May 2009. Published May 20, 2010

Vatican urged to guide Catholic schools

The outgoing president of Catholic University of America is calling on the Vatican to give more direction to Catholic higher education, citing the confusion among Catholics after the University of Notre Dame's speaking invitation to President Obama in May 2009. Published May 19, 2010

DUIN: Christian format a ratings success

I mainly listen to two genres of radio: classical and contemporary Christian. I remember the salad days of Christian radio in this area, when my ears were permanently glued to WCTN, an AM station based in Potomac. Published May 19, 2010

Vatican asks U.S. court to dismiss suit

The Vatican asked a U.S. District Court on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit against the Holy See filed by three Kentucky abuse victims, saying that bishops are not church employees and that a 1962 church directive did not mandate their silence on priestly sex abuse. Published May 18, 2010

Vatican asks U.S. court to dismiss sex-abuse suit

The Vatican asked a U.S. District Court on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit against the Holy See filed by three Kentucky abuse victims, saying that bishops are not church employees and that a 1962 church directive did not mandate their silence on priestly sex abuse. Published May 18, 2010

Adventist publisher ousts executives

Four executives employed by the publishing arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were sacked recently at the organization's Hagerstown, Md., headquarters because of "mounting financial losses," denominational officials said. Published May 13, 2010

'The end' not part of kids' faith tales

Thursday being the feast of the Ascension, marking Jesus' ascent into heaven, I thought it appropriate to describe the paucity of literature about this event. Published May 13, 2010

DUIN: 'The end' not part of kids' faith tales

Thursday being the feast of the Ascension, marking Jesus' ascent into heaven, I thought it appropriate to describe the paucity of literature about this event. Published May 13, 2010

Adventist publisher let go four executives

Four executives employed by the publishing arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were sacked recently at the organization's Hagerstown, Md., headquarters because of "mounting financial losses," denominational officials said. Published May 13, 2010

Pope blames 'sin within church' for sex abuse

Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday voiced his strongest words yet against sex abuse by priests, blaming "sin within the church" as the reason why the world's largest Christian denomination needs to "re-learn penance" and "accept purification." Published May 12, 2010

Pope blames 'sin within church' for sex abuse

Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday voiced his strongest words yet against sex abuse by priests, blaming "sin within the church" as the reason why the world's largest Christian denomination needs to "re-learn penance" and "accept purification." Published May 12, 2010

Graham defends calling Islam inferior

Evangelist Franklin Graham was the undisputed center of attention Thursday during National Day of Prayer observances in the nation's capital, putting in an early morning appearance outside the Pentagon, speaking to 350 people on Capitol Hill and then meeting the media at a press conference afterward. Published May 7, 2010

DUIN: Churches' duty to single moms

With Mother's Day looming this weekend, I've found an unlikely advocate for single moms, a neglected population in the world of religion. Published May 6, 2010

Police chaplains wary of Va. program

One week after Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell restored the right of state police chaplains to pray in Jesus' name at public functions, only one of the six chaplains who resigned in protest two years ago has agreed to return. Published May 5, 2010

Nigeria among worst violators of freedom

Nigeria has risen to the top tier of the world's worst violators of religious freedom, according to an annual report to be released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Published April 29, 2010

DUIN: Churches ride immigration wave

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church was in town this past weekend visiting a Hispanic congregation in Hyattsville. Published April 29, 2010