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Coalition: contraception mandate a religious-liberty threat

Just days after the Obama administration issues final rules to religious groups for its contraception mandate, a broad coalition of religious leaders is pushing back.

When firefighters fall, chaplains stand

Fire chaplains are stepping up to support the grieving, just as they did after 9/11 and the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

Both sides see gay marriage as ‘inevitable’

Some 72 percent of Americans say legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” according to a survey.

Atheists to unveil first monument on public land

A county courthouse in Northern Florida will soon be the home of the nation’s first monument to atheism on public property.

Commentary: Why do condolence notes never get easier?

Writer Kathleen O’Brien says even though she wants to help those in pain feel better, words often fail to do the trick.