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Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.

December 14, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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5 Free Things: NYC lit up and lovely at Christmas

5 Free Things: NYC lit up and lovely at Christmas

NEW YORK — The Christmas season is one of New York City’s busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top attractions are long. But some of the best and most beautiful things to see and do around the city during the holidays are free.…

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Southern Baptist leader: Listen to fears in Ferguson

On a day when reactions were predictable, one man’s was not.

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Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.

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Guest opinion: Catholic synod underwhelms on controversial issues

The Roman Catholic Church’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family concluded with an address from Pope Francis on Oct. 19.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A Tar Heel rebellion against rightwing reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.

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Peace match in Rome features Maradona, other soccer stars

Peace match in Rome features Maradona, other soccer stars

ROME — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the funding for a proposed settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by clergy.

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From the editor: We cannot copy and paste our morals onto everyone

From the editor: We cannot copy and paste our morals onto everyone

Because we have letters to the editor, and I am the editor, I read a lot of commentary about issues as diverse as trapping to taxation.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Supreme court misses chance on religious freedom

WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.

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Retired pastor brings religious studies to UW

Retired pastor brings religious studies to UW

LARAMIE, Wyo. — As a young, single woman in graduate school, Sally Palmer was attacked by a man asking for directions while on her daily run.

May 02, 2014 3:04 am Photos

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3,000 turn out for 'Women of Faith' in Billings

3,000 turn out for 'Women of Faith' in Billings

The Women of Faith Tour kicked off this weekend in Billings, with more than 3,000 women at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark gathering to "refresh, reignite, restore, recharge and revive" their Christian faith.

April 26, 2014 5:27 pm Photos

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A decade later, YBGR teachings helped Billings man turn his life around

A decade later, YBGR teachings helped Billings man turn his life around

Andrew Akerstrom woke up late one evening in a cell at the Yellowstone County jail knowing that God was speaking to him.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Feds urge judge not to block birth-control rule

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul.

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E.J. Dionne Jr: Francis introduces anti-imperial papacy

WASHINGTON — Religion makes a lot of mistakes.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: The heart of Francis' 'Joy of Gospel' mission

WASHINGTON — Christianity has often been used over the centuries to prop up the powerful. But from the beginning, the Christian message has been subversive of political systems, judgmental toward those at the top, and demanding of all who take it seriously.

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Guest column: Pope can do more good at his desk than from popemobile

By any standard Pope Francis’ Brazil trip was a great success. Enthusiastic crowds clogged the routes of the papal motorcade and reportedly more than a million people were present for the pope’s final Mass on Copacabana beach. The media no less than Catholic pilgrims seemed enchanted by the …

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Guest opinion: The Bible’s case for immigration reform

Some say it will take a miracle for Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform. That miracle may be in the making, helped along by Christians who want to put their faith into action.

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E.J. Dionne Jr: Religion challenges political beliefs of left, right

WASHINGTON — Whenever I write sympathetically about religion, I get bombarded by tweets and notes from readers who normally agree with me but cannot abide the idea that religious belief should be seen as intellectually serious.

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