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Michigan Town Bans Baby Jesus From City Property

Michigan Town Bans Baby Jesus From City Property

City hall is no home for baby Jesus, say city officials.
Texas Torments Women Receiving Abortions With New Fetal Remains Regulation

Texas Torments Women Receiving Abortions With New Fetal Remains Regulation

A new Texas regulation has imposed another burden on women seeking abortions: medical providers must bury their fetus as if it were a real person. On Monday, the state’s Health and Human Services Commission finalized rules approved by Governor Greg Abbott requiring that all fetuses must be either buried or...
27 Astounding Images From Spain’s Centuries-Old Baby Jumping Festival

27 Astounding Images From Spain’s Centuries-Old Baby Jumping Festival

Let's call it extreme baptism.
Woman Flogged Publicly For Standing Too Close To Man

Woman Flogged Publicly For Standing Too Close To Man

A 34-year-old woman in Banda Aceh, Indonesia was publicly flogged this past Monday for standing too close to a man who was not her husband in violation of Islamic Shariah law. The unidentified woman screamed in agony as a man lashed her seven times with a rattan cane, according to...
Muslim Refugee Makes History At Miss USA Pageant

Muslim Refugee Makes History At Miss USA Pageant

Halima Aden makes history as the first woman to compete wearing a burkini during the Miss Minnesota pageant @StarTribune pic.twitter.com/QEJWToIFC1 — Leila Navidi (@LeilaNavidi) November 27, 2016 The first Muslim contestant in the Miss USA pageant to ever wear the religion’s traditional attire took the stage this past Sunday. Halima...
Pope Francis Gives Priests Surprising New Powers When It Comes To Abortions

Pope Francis Gives Priests Surprising New Powers When It Comes To Abortions

"May every priest, therefore, be a guide, support and comfort to penitents on this journey of special reconciliation [after an abortion]," Pope Francis wrote.
Saudi Woman Jailed For Tweets About Beards In Islam

Saudi Woman Jailed For Tweets About Beards In Islam

Souad al-Shammary has continued to tweet to hundreds of thousands after her release from prison.
Jesus’ Tomb Unsealed For The First Time In Centuries

Jesus’ Tomb Unsealed For The First Time In Centuries

“I’m absolutely amazed. My knees are shaking a little bit because I wasn’t expecting this," said the archaeologist-in-residence.
No Women In The Priesthood Ever, Pope Francis Says

No Women In The Priesthood Ever, Pope Francis Says

The otherwise progressive pope takes a major step back toward the traditional.
The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

This may be self-discipline at its most extreme.
No More Exorcists: Young Priests Aren’t Taking Up The Calling

No More Exorcists: Young Priests Aren’t Taking Up The Calling

The Vatican seems to be having an exorcist problem: There aren’t enough of them to go around. According to the BBC, the field has become a graveyard, with little to no young priests taking up the calling. But, on occasion, someone still has to read the exorcism rites, and that...