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Fabritze of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus lives and travels with the circus families, providing counseling and religious instruction. She says her most important role is a ministry of presence. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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This Sister Act Brings Serenity To Circus Life

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2017 Has Been A Rough Year For Evangelicals

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Atheist Flag Will Be Raised Over Ten Commandments Monument

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Austrian Muslims Say Religious Intolerance Is Growing

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Pew Poll: A Growing Number Of Americans Don't Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

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Writer On Why Jesus Would Choose To Spend This Christmas Outside Of Bethlehem

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Reflecting On The Life Of Disgraced Cardinal Bernard Law

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Hanukkah Special

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Bernard Law, Former Archbishop Of Boston, Dies In Rome At 86

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How The Israeli Sufganiyah, Or Jelly Doughnut, Got Its Start As A Hanukkah Treat

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How Battles Over Sex, Gender And Sexual Orientation 'Fractured American Politics'

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