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Challenge To Obamacare On Contraceptives Rejected

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president’s health care law.

11/14/2014

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American Legion Gets Involved In Lawsuit Over Pledge Of Allegiance In NJ

The humanist group says including the phrase “under God” in the pledge violates the state constitution and marginalizes atheist and humanist students.

09/24/2014

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Book Argues Many Founding Fathers Were Secretly Deists Rather Than Christians

The common understanding of the Founding Fathers as Godly men in our current sense is subtly wrong, according to a author who says many of them were religious revolutionaries, too.

08/23/2014

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Study: Kids Exposed To Religion Have A Harder Time Telling The Difference Between Reality And Fiction

New research claims children who are exposed to religion have more trouble differentiating between reality and fantasy in stories.

07/28/2014

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Survey: Majority Of Americans Feel Religion Is The Answer To All Of Today’s Problems

Gallup says that percentage is actually down – way down – since the 1950s, when 82% said religion was the solution to the problems of the era.

07/07/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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Family-Owned Company Expresses Relief Over Supreme Court’s Ruling On Contraception

Their attorney said the high court’s ruling brought relief.

06/30/2014

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When It Comes To Jobs, Apparently Only The Narcissistic And Non-religious Need Apply

Two recent studies are helping to shed light on the job interview process, and the findings aren’t very encouraging for some.

06/18/2014

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Townships Regulating Roadside Memorials

Roadside memorials present legal issues for townships which have begun to regulate them, for one thing because it uses public land for a private purpose, often religious in nature.

06/16/2014

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Scripture Typer

The Scripture Typer is a Bible memory system that uses features like flash cards, illustrations and an advanced search to help you memorize the verses you want.

04/17/2014

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Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese Offering ‘Ashes To Go’

The bishop and priests of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh were marking the beginning of Lent with “ashes to go,” in hopes of reaching people who cannot, or would not feel comfortable, attending an Ash Wednesday service at church.

03/05/2014

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Religious Statues Vandalized At 2 Churches In Vineland

Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized two churches overnight.

01/24/2014

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Penn Psychologists: Sexual Attitudes Can Predict Religiousness

New research reveals that a person’s attitude towards reproductive and sexual behaviors is far more predictive of how religious they are than their attitude towards things like lying, cheating or stealing.

11/06/2013

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Launches New Website Geared Towards Young Adults

Elizabeth Riordan, who is supervising the website for the Archdiocese, says one of the primary goals was to create a social and spiritual networking opportunity for users.

06/23/2013

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Local Church Reacts To Merger Announced By Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

One of the churches caught in the midst of the mergers is Saint Leo the Great Parish in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

06/02/2013

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