Religion

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Vatican Defrocks 848 Priests In 10 Years For Abuse

The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children

05/06/2014

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a function. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry Baptized In Same Creek As Sam Houston

Gov. Rick Perry has long revered Texas icon Sam Houston, and now shares a spiritual connection with one of his political heroes — getting baptized in the same creek.

04/29/2014

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Grapevine Church Draws Large Chalk Jesus

A church in Grapevine is getting ready for Easter by trying to set a world record for the largest portrait of Jesus Christ. It is being drawn in chalk in the church’s parking lot.

04/16/2014

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Louisiana Bill Would Name Bible As Official State Book

Louisiana lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana’s official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court.

04/11/2014

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Dallas Museum Exhibits Islamic Artwork

A new exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art is showcasing 150 rare Islamic works of art and scientific objects that explore the use and meaning of light. It runs through June 29.

04/01/2014

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Court Reviews Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to look at a controversial topic on Tuesday. The debate is over employers offering health insurance that covers the cost of birth control.

03/25/2014

TV personality Bill Nye attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures "The Astronaut Farmer" at the Cinerama Dome on February 20, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Bill Nye Challenges Bible With Science

Bill Nye argued that the Earth is “billions and billions” of years old during a debate with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham, who teaches that the planet’s age is 6,000 years.

02/05/2014

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State Textbook Review Rule Change Approved

The Texas Board of Education approved tighter rules dictating who can serve on panels that review textbooks, a move that could soften ideological fights over what students learn.

01/31/2014

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Evolution At Issue Again In Textbook Debate

Texas is bracing for another clash over how to teach evolution, as the board of education approves new science textbooks. A final public hearing is set for Wednesday.

11/20/2013

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Dallas County Sheriff Allows Special Meals For Muslim Inmates

A decision by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to allow Muslim inmates in the Dallas County Jail to receive special meals during Ramadan has sparked controversy.

10/28/2013

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Dallas’ Central Christian Church Celebrates 150 Years

Mayor Mike Rawlings joined members of the Central Christian Church Sunday for its 150th anniversary worship service.

10/20/2013

The Routh Street Women's Clinic in Dallas is one of many clinics, which will shutter if tougher abortion restrictions are passed. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Next Round In Abortion Battle Starts This Week

Planned Parenthood wants a judge to stop enforcement of the new abortion restrictions before they come into force Oct. 29.

10/20/2013

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