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Vatican Values

From AP and the Washington Post, the latest on the Vatileaks story (that I mentioned earlier) MILAN — A Vatican judge on Saturday indicted five people, including two journalists and a high-ranking Vatican monsignor, in a scandal involving leaked documents that informed two books alleging financial malfeasance in the Roman Catholic church bureaucracy. I’m surprised at how… Continue reading Vatican Values

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Is ISIS’s popularity low? Hard to Tell

The Washington Post reported on a Pew survey of countries with a significant Muslim population, asking whether people there have a positive or negative view of ISIS: As the graph shows, in every country, ISIS is unpopular, by huge margins (and I find it interesting that according to the same survey, attitudes vary more from country to country and between… Continue reading Is ISIS’s popularity low? Hard to Tell


Churches Dig In, Refuse to Be Dragged Into 20th Century

Today’s Washington Post has an article about three Christian groups who’ve come out and taken a courageous stand against equality, tolerance, and understanding: The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops, meeting in Baltimore, declared Tuesday that Catholics who minister to gays must firmly adhere to the church’s teaching that same-sex attractions are "disordered." Catholics with "a homosexual… Continue reading Churches Dig In, Refuse to Be Dragged Into 20th Century