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August 31, 2018

The wooden roof of a 16th-century church in Rome collapsed yesterday, causing severe damage, but no injuries.

The San Giuseppe dei Falegnami Church is built over the Mamertine Prison in the Roman Forum. About three-quarters of the roof of San Guiseppe is reported to hav...

August 29, 2018

Police in Washington D.C. are investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a Jewish preschool.

The Washington Hebrew Congregation sent out a letter to their community earlier this month stating that one of the staff at their early-childhood education center had been pla...

August 27, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons, made headlines recently with an attempted name change. While many media outlets made light of the story (myself included) it is worth taking the time to look more closely at the Mormon Church....

August 24, 2018

Creationism and conspiracy-theories may not have a whole lot in common when you first consider them, but a recent study has connected them to the same error in thinking.

Teleological thinking is the tendency to think that there is a purpose behind every event. "Everythi...

August 22, 2018

Last week the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormons, released a new "Style Guide" that contained new rules for how to refer to the church.

"Mormons" has been a commonly used moniker by both Mormons and non-Mormons alike. Th...

August 20, 2018

Last week, I wrote about the extremely disturbing, and historically unprecedented, 900+ page grand jury report released that covered six dioceses in Pennsylvania. More than 300 priests and other church staff abused over a thousand children (and likely thousands more no...

August 17, 2018

In the latest issue of Batman (Batman #53) the Caped Crusader, who is out-of-costume serving jury duty as Bruce Wayne, makes an interesting admission.

Warning, spoilers ahead!

In the story, Bruce Wayne is serving on the jury for the trial of Mr. Freeze, who was apprehend...

August 15, 2018

Two weeks ago I wrote this post about a grand jury report that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved for release. News reports identified it as a 900-page report on more than 300 priests who had abused children in six Pennsylvania dioceses. Yesterday, the report was...

August 13, 2018

Last week Seth Welch and Tatiana Fusari were charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Court records show that their nearly 10-month-old daughter, Mary, was found dead in her crib from starvation. Welch and Fusari refused to seek out medical attention fo...

August 10, 2018

Are you an atheist, agnostic, or otherwise unaffiliated with a religion? Why? The number of religiously unaffiliated people in the United States continues to grow each year, and now the Pew Research Center recently conducted a poll to find why people are abandoning fai...

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