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  1. Doctored Photo Prompts a Keeper of the Pope’s Image to Step Down
    Msgr. Dario Vigano resigned as the head of Vatican communications after an embarrassing attempt to manipulate a letter written by the retired pope, Benedict.
  2. Hijab Removal by New York Police Prompts Lawsuit
    Two Muslim women are among the plaintiffs in a class action claiming that a police policy violates civil rights.
  3. Democracy’s Fierce Defender
    In “What Are We Doing Here?,” her new collection of essays, Marilynne Robinson mounts a vigorous defense of America’s ethical traditions and egalitarian institutions.
  4. Take Me to Church and Let Me Dance
    Reggie Wilson’s Platform for Danspace Project considers the importance of houses of worship in the largely secular world of contemporary dance.
  5. Spurned by U.S. and Facing Danger Back Home, Iranian Christians Fear the Worst
    The United States rejected 100 Iranians, mainly members of Christian minorities, who had applied for refugee status under a law offering religious protections.
  6. The Power of Religion
    Faith is correlated with better health and higher incomes. How should a secular liberal think about these patterns?
  7. Billy Graham, Cold Warrior for God
    The American evangelical preached and prayed to secure Europe as a stronghold for American-style democracy, capitalism and Christianity.
  8. Billy Graham’s Missed Opportunities
    Too often he resisted revising Protestantism to reflect the diversity and knowledge of the modern world.
  9. Billy Graham, the Last Nonpartisan Evangelical?
    Evangelists, Graham said, “have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left.”
  10. 10 Million Catholics in China Face Storm They Can’t Control
    As the powers that be in Beijing and the Vatican negotiate over who appoints clerics, many worshipers have more pressing worries.
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