Does a microchip implant have a deeper meaning?
Tiny electronic items can identify pets, clothes and even people. Evangelical Christians aren't the only people worried about what this technology might mean.
What can philosophers tell you about paying taxes?
Many Americans are fretting over paying their taxes. A philosopher says the moral question isn't as much about a duty toward the government, but being fair to fellow tax-paying citizens.
Each year many people cheat on their taxes.
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While people often want to cheat in certain cases if it would benefit them, they also want to think of themselves as honest. Here are three steps to stay honest while filing taxes.
Atheism is not a modern concept.
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.
The 40-foot Peace Cross dedicated to World War I soldiers.
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A case regarding the constitutional validity of a cross shaped war memorial, is pending before the Supreme Court. An expert explains why these symbols have different meanings.
Pope Pius XII.
The Vatican will open its archives on Pope Pius XII next year. An expert explains the papacy of Pope Pius XII and the fear of communism confronting much of the Western world at the time.
Muslims praying in a Chicago mosque following the shooting in New Zealand, on Friday, March 15.
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Last Friday, Muslims were killed while praying at two mosques in New Zealand. For Muslims, Friday is the day of gathering, the most important prayer day of the week.
Two small figures guard the table holding the Buddha’s relics. Are they spearmen, or robots?
Stories passed down from the ancient world tell of self-powered machines able to move on their own – robots – playing key roles in historic moments.
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler before attending a conference in Munich, Germany.
It was 100 years ago this month that Benito Mussolini created the fascist party in Italy. Today, his life offers cautionary lessons for contemporary politics.
Indian women hold protests against sexual violence.
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Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.
US Navy employees receive the sacramental ashes during an Ash Wednesday celebration.
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The day that begins the Lenten season is called Ash Wednesday. Here's why it holds deep religious significance for Christians.
Southern Baptist Convention messengers hold signs during a rally protesting the convention’s treatment of women in 2018.
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Recent media reports point to years of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist pastors. An expert writes why a long culture of women's submission is responsible for this crisis.
Cardinal Pell is the most senior Catholic cleric to be charged with child sex abuse.
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While Pope Francis has publicly acknowledged sexual abuse by clergy, the hierarchical structure of the Catholic Church still makes it difficult to report and address cases of abuse.
A still from Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ.
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When it was released 15 years ago, Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ,' was a box-office success. The theme of Jesus has been a successful one that many filmmakers around the globe have cashed in on.
St Augustine Catholic Church Archive.
Catholic Church records document the earliest black history in the US, going back to the 1590s. These records tell the histories of Africans, free and enslaved, who were part of Spanish expeditions.
Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington D.C., prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2011.
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In the Catholic understanding, priesthood is not simply a job that a someone can be fired from. Ordination is a deeply spiritual ceremony that is believed to transfer the power of the Holy Spirit.
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests protest against clergy sex abuse in Los Angeles in 2010.
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The Catholic survivor movement in the United States was founded by two women: Jeanne Miller and Marilyn Steffel, in the late 1980s. It has taken close to 30 years for the Vatican to take action.
Pope Francis sits during the traditional greetings to the Roman Curia at the Vatican in December 2018.
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Pope Francis is meeting bishops for a global summit to discuss sexual abuse by clergy. Such a response, says an expert, is part of a past pattern, unlikely to bring a lasting change.
President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, during the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.
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Presidents Day celebrates the American president – not only as a political leader, but as a moral leader. But can a president be a person of strong moral character, as well as a strong leader?
Missionary nuns in a Congolese military camp in 1960.
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The term refers to passages in the Christian gospels, in which Jesus urges his apostles to make 'disciples of all nations.' Later, it became a prime motivator of missionary efforts.