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Researchers Find That No Facts Whatsoever Will Change Anti-Vaxxers’ Minds. The Same May Be True For You and Me

Depressing. From Maria Konnikova at the New Yorker:[In April,] Brendan Nyhan, a professor of political science at Dartmouth, published the results of a study that he and a team of pediatricians and political scientists had been working on for three years. Show More Summary

Why Every Christian Can Affirm Eternal Security

Some churches teach that a believer can lose his salvation, while other churches teach that such a thing is impossible. So who is correct?

Populus Summorum Pontificum - Vespers at Trinità dei Pellegrini

For the opening of the Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage, His Grace Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, presided over the celebration of a Votive Vespers of St Raphael the Archangel, one of the patrons of pilgrims and travelers. Show More Summary

The 1990s in American Religious History: One Narrative Approach

Charles McCraryWhat is the place of the 1990s in American religious history? Another way to put it: what happened in the 90s that should be included in large narratives of American religious history? By now most of our students (and some of their instructors) were born in the 90s and have little to no recollection of the decade. Show More Summary

Humanist Group Sues Colorado School District for Promoting Christianity Through Its Programs

This past June, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Douglas County School District in Colorado detailing extensive evidence that officials at Highlands Ranch High School and Cougar...Show More Summary

Canadian Parliament Shooter: Another “High-Risk” Radical Muslim From Quebec Who Had His Passport Revoked

The man who opened fire in the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa yesterday, after shooting and killing corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial (pictured), was a follower of Allah.The attack by 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a.k.a. Michael...Show More Summary

A Marian Pilgrimage in Hungary

On October 11th, His Excellency Lajos Varga, auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Vác in Hungary, celebrated a Pontifical High Mass for the 5th time at Hungary’s Franciscan-run national Marian shrine, Mátraverebély – Szentkút, for the conclusion of the annual traditional pilgrimage “Peregrinatio Fidei”. Show More Summary

Why Kavadi should be made using Bamboo Pole?

Kavadi is a bamboo pole, balanced across the shoulders with, suspended with any items... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Photopost: Reader Photographs of Recent Events

We are always very glad to receive photographs of your liturgical events, apart from those which we specifically request for major feasts, be they OF, EF, or Eastern Rite. Here are some from three different recent submissions. Solemn...Show More Summary

Kartika Somavara Vratam 2014 – Monday or Somvar Fasting in Kartik Month in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

Mondays in the month of Kartik is observed as Kartika Somavara Vratam in Andhra Pradesh... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

The Feast of St Luke the Evangelist

Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a narration of the things that have been accomplished among us, according as they have delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word;...Show More Summary

The All Auspicious Bali Pratipada – Special Muhoortha on Bali Padyami day

There are three and half days in a year as per traditional Kannada Panchang and calendar... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

“Fearless Heralds of the Truth” - The Third Day of a Synod, from the 1595 Pontifical of Clement VIII

The third day of the synod begins as the first two. After Mass, a faldstool is placed before the altar, and the bishop, in cope and precious miter, accompanied by deacon and subdeacon, kneels before the altar, and intones the same antiphon...Show More Summary

Gujarati Vikram Samvat 2071 Calendar – Download Gujarati Calendar 2014 – 2014 Calendar for free – Mobile Version Too Available

Samvat 2071 or Vikram Year 2071 begins on October 24, 2014 – he first day of Kartik... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Of speech and silence

8 hours agoReligion : Erasmus

At an Oslo human rights festival, many models of protest are on show

Program of Events for "Populus Summorum Pontificum" Next Weekend in Rome and Norcia

The Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage will take place next weekend in Rome and Norcia, with a large number of liturgical events scheduled from October 23-26. A flyer with all the information in English can be downloaded here, and a map with the locations of the various events can be consulted here.Thursday, October 23, 7:15 pmAt the F.S.S.P. Show More Summary

Thiruparankundram Temple – One of the Six Shrines of Muruga in the Arupadaiveedu Temples in Tamil Nadu

Thiruparankundram Temple, located in Madurai, is one of the six temples – Arupadaiveedu –... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

RIP Jacques and Simone Wach, Parents of the Prior General of the ICK

Via the blogs Notions Romaines and Sancta Trinitas Unus Deus, I learned today that the parents of Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King, both passed away very recently, Mrs Simone Wach on September 7th, and Mr Jacques Wach on Monday. Show More Summary

Many conflicts can be avoided by accepting

If we can shed our ego and accept many things then there will be fewer conflicts. It... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Interview: The Softer Face of Calvinism

Reformed theology is more irenic and diverse than you think, says theologian Oliver Crisp. Few figures in church history have been so much loved or hated, admired or despised as John Calvin. Calvinism—the theological orientation bearing the French theologian’s name—has also had mixed reception. Show More Summary

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