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November 29, 2016

Are you tired of looking around for a confessional booth in order to confess your sins and be forgiven? Me neither. But for Catholics who are in need of that sort of thing there is now an app for that.
 

"Sindr" (ugh) is the name some in the media have given to "The Cat...

November 23, 2016

An article in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week commented on a study done at Stanford University on just over 7,800 students from middle school through college. 82% of the middle-schoolers could not distinguish fake news (or “sponsored content”) from real news...

November 21, 2016

Progress is not inherent to our nature. As discussed in this piece written for The Atlantic, looking back at history, we can see the tug-of-war play out between modernists and traditionalists.

Progress is seen by its supporters as the way to secure a better future, wher...

November 16, 2016

The American Christian Right are in no small way responsible for the success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Exit polls showed that Donald Trump won 58% of Protestant votes, 52% of Catholic votes, and 81% of Evangelical votes.

On top of that, the more frequent...

November 14, 2016

In an interview on 60 Minutes Sunday night, Donald Trump, the president-elect of the United States, discussed reproductive rights.

When Lesley Stahl asked whether Trump would be following through on his campaign promise to appoint Supreme Court justices that would overt...

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump's win in the U.S. presidential election earlier this week has been, among other things, described as a backlash against everything from globalization to racial diversity.

But what else is at play here? As the Nieman Journalism Lab points out, "filter bubble...

November 9, 2016

Carl Sagan was born on November 9th in 1934. He passed away in 1996, 20 years ago. In this video, one of his final interviews, he discusses his book The Demon-Haunted World.

Carl Sagan spent his professional career working to educate people about science. He wanted to g...

November 7, 2016

Bill Maher has recently spoken about the hypocrisy of the religious right that Donald Trump has exposed.

*Disclaimer: As an atheist, you may expect me to be a fan of Bill Maher. I am NOT a fan of him, in fact; but not because of his vocal criticism of religion. The reas...

November 4, 2016

On Sunday morning, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy. It was the strongest earthquake Italy has felt in more than 30 years.

 

This story records an interview with Sister Caterina, a nun who was praying with eight other nuns from her order when the earthquake s...

November 2, 2016

If you have been paying attention to the news within the last week or so you may have seen National Geographic’s coverage of an archeological team’s work in the supposed tomb of Jesus Christ below the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

First, a little history: E...

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