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    A government advisory committee recommended that 11- and 12-year-old girls be routinely vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. The vaccine is most effective when it’s administered to girls before they become sexually active. But with the potential for premarital sex involved, the recommendation has been caught between science, politics and religion. More

    June 30, 2006 | Comments

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    Church leaders are banding together across denominational lines to encourage more young people to consider ministry.

    June 30, 2006 | Comments

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    In 1988, Larry Youngblood was convicted and sent to prison for raping a child. The evidence was overwhelming but justice was not done, raising the question: in the matter of a serious crime, when someone is given a long prison sentence, should it ever be too late to reopen the case?

    June 9, 2006 | Comments

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    The Senate agreed to an immigration bill that would create a path to citizenship for many of the illegal immigrants in the United States. If some undocumented workers were able to stay, it could allay fears in many families. When undocumented immigrants have children born in the U.S., those children are considered U.S. citizen. If the parents receive a deportation notice, the families often split.

    May 26, 2006 | Comments

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    While many diplomats have traditionally held a very secular outlook on their work, Albright argues that decision makers need to do a better job of understanding religion’s role in the world. More

    May 19, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview with Madeleine Albright about religion and foreign policy.

    May 19, 2006 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Madeleine Albright's Book: The Mighty and the Almighty's

    May 19, 2006 | Comments

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    Tony Lazzara was a successful doctor living a comfortable life in the United States, but he left it all behind so he could follow the example of St. Francis of Assisi and help poor, handicapped children in Peru. More

    May 19, 2006 | Comments

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    There's been a growing wave of religious controversy since Dan Brown's novel, THE DA VINCI CODE, was first released in 2003. Many Christians were deeply offended by the story's portrayal of Jesus, Christian doctrine and church history. Now, the highly anticipated movie version is intensifying those debates.

    May 12, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Bob Abernethy's April 5, 2006 interview with writer and preacher Frederick Buechner.

    May 5, 2006 | Comments