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Meredith Somers is a Metro reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at [email protected].

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The Washington National Cathedral. (Associated Press)

Washington National Cathedral to celebrate 107th birthday this weekend

The Washington National Cathedral is celebrating its 107th birthday this weekend and the public is invited to attend. The Cathedral Day Celebration 2014 is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday and includes prayer services, forums, tours and concerts. Published September 23, 2014

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, offers Communion during a Mass commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington. (khalid naji-allah/special to the washington times)

Catholic Archdiocese of Washington marks 75th anniversary

Past and present leaders of the Archdiocese of Washington joined Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl on Sunday as he celebrated the archdiocese's 75th anniversary, calling on the area's faithful to be thankful for the past but also hopeful about the future. Published September 21, 2014

Audience members hold their hands over their hearts while saying the Pledge of Allegiance as the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard holds the flags during a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

'Don't Say the Pledge' campaign takes aim at 'under God'

The American Humanist Association on Monday launched a national campaign encouraging Americans to “sit out” the Pledge of Allegiance until the words “under God” are removed from it. Published September 8, 2014

John Valentino met Debbie Deborah Martinez two years ago after finding "plenty of lemons" through online dating. The 50-something former Marines are now married.

Higher Ground: Sexy and godly

A church billboard in northeast Pennsylvania has drivers doing double takes, but church leaders hope it will lure new and younger faces to the congregation. Published September 4, 2014

This photo taken on July 20, 2014, shows a motorcycle rider on a backcountry road heading to Graham, about 45 miles northeast of Idaho City, Idaho. Getting to Graham means going through a long gravel road and over an 8,300-foot pass before descending into the headwaters of the North Fork of the Boise River.  (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Roger Phillips)  LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT

Higher Ground: Prayer policy

The town at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that endorsed prayers before government meetings has adopted new guidelines that have some worried that nonreligious groups will be limited in their participation. Published August 28, 2014