Tom Gjelten Tom Gjelten covers issues of religion, faith, and belief for NPR News.

Pope Strikes A Chord With Catholics And Non-Catholics Alike

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Pope Gives Nods To Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day In Speech At Congress

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Pope Francis Canonizes Spanish Missionary Junipero Serra

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Pope Francis' Inclusive Tone Speaks To Hot Button U.S. Political Issues

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Critics: Bishops Lag Behind Pope's Promise To Deal With Abusive Priests

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How The U.S. Is Prepping For The Pope's Big Visit

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The altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana near a government building decorated with the likeness of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The Mass is scheduled for Sept. 20. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Previous Papal Visits Changed Little, But Cubans Hopeful For Pope Francis

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Vietnamese-Americans light candles at St. Helena, a Catholic church in Philadelphia, on April 4. Like many other once-struggling churches, St. Helena has been revitalized by immigrant parishioners. About 200 Vietnamese families worship at this church, along with others from Latin America, the Philippines and Africa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Built By Immigrants, U.S. Catholic Churches Bolstered By Them Once Again

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Modern Catholics Test The Pope's Infallible Authority

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In A Try For Transparency, Mormon Church Releases Historical Documents

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Questions Of Religious Rights, Tax Status

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"I try to lead an examined life," says Anne Neuberger, the NSA's chief risk officer. "I try to lead a life where I'm asking myself that question: Have I earned the gift of existence, in some way?" All her grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Courtesy of National Security Agency hide caption

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At The NSA, A Rising Star's Commitment To Faith — And Public Service

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"Somebody's values are going to reign supreme," said David Lane, who has organized political training sessions for evangelical pastors. "We want people with our values to be elected to office and to represent our interests there." Brandon Thibodeaux/Getty Images hide caption

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Pastors Eye A Move From God's House To The Statehouse

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Evangelical Pastors Gather To Learn Another Calling: Politics

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