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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

    • 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

    • Former Indiana synagogue to get historical marker

      By Associated Press

      A northern Indiana museum that originally served as a synagogue for a thriving Jewish population will receive a state historical marker next month. Published July 28, 2014

    • Sheriff: If you see something, say something

      By Associated Press

      The sheriff of Milwaukee County is asking citizens to be particularly vigilant about activities around local religious sites due to hostilities in the Middle East. Published July 28, 2014

    • Church organist still going strong after 50 years

      By DANIEL SUDDEATH - Associated Press

      Barbara Brewster is the only founding member of Faith Lutheran Church still in the congregation, but she's rarely found in a pew on Sunday morning. Published July 28, 2014

    • Presbyterian Church named in abuse lawsuit

      By JIM SALTER - Associated Press

      A minister is taking his own denomination to task, claiming in a lawsuit that the Presbyterian Church was partly responsible for sexual abuse he suffered as a teenager. Published July 28, 2014

    Recent Stories in Family

    • B&B opens at site of former polygamous compound

      By ANNIE KNOX - Associated Press

      Continental breakfasts are now being served at a bed and breakfast that has opened on the site of a sprawling, mostly unoccupied compound in southern Utah that was built for the leader of a polygamous sect. Published July 28, 2014

    • FILE - In this July 10, 2014 file photo, Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall takes questions during a news conference, at her offices in Boulder, Colo. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is trying again to stop Boulder's clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Suthers' office filed a motion with the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday July 28, 2014, asking it to order Hall to stop providing the licenses. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

      Suthers tries again to stop gay marriage licenses

      By Associated Press

      Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is trying again to stop Boulder's clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Published July 28, 2014

    • SC will keep fighting for gay marriage ban

      By JEFFREY COLLINS - Associated Press

      South Carolina's attorney general said the state's ban on gay marriage is still in place and he will continue to fight a lawsuit trying to overturn it despite a ruling by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina. Published July 28, 2014

    • Senate leader says Cooper should defend amendment

      By Associated Press

      State Senate leader Phil Berger says Attorney General Roy Cooper should defend North Carolina's same sex marriage ban in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's law. Published July 28, 2014

    • Review: Compliance issues in 20 home day cares

      By COREY WILLIAMS - Associated Press

      A review of 20 Michigan home day cares found that each wasn't in compliance with at least one state licensing requirement for children's health and safety, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Health and Human Services inspector general's office. Published July 28, 2014

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