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Religion & Other Curiosities
The Green Pope
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The Fisherman’s Other Shoe Has Dropped

Francis’ prescriptions on the environment are fanciful at best, and represent the latest Vatican lurch to the Left.

The First Amendment
Religion in a Plain Brown Envelope

American progressives want religion to be a pursuit that people engage in privately—rather like pornography.

An Obituary

Brigitte Berger, 1928 – 2015

The Francis Era
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A Poor Church for the Poor?

The left likes to look for the “root causes of poverty”. A better project would be looking for “the root causes of wealth”. It would be helpful if Catholic social teaching supported this project.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Are Evangelicals Winning the World?

Why are parts of Germany formerly under the enforced secularism of the Communist party rediscovering charismatic religion?

100 Years
The Armenian Genocide and Its Deniers

The 100th year anniversary of one of the great crimes of the 20th century provides a moment to reflect.

Class in America
Virtue and Vice in Indiana

A pizza shop, a national uproar, and the emergence of a new class configuration.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Desecularization

A look at India, Israel, Algeria, Russia and China shows just how secularization and desecularization have worked in tandem through the years.

Survey Says
The “Nones” and the “Buts”

The use of the category of “Nones” in surveys pertaining to religion should be replaced with “Buts”—that is a category for those who will say something like “I am Catholic, but…” The results of such surveys would be much more enlightening.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Ominous Interruptions

The sacred is both fascinating and terrifying: Humans are both drawn to it and impelled to flee from it.

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US-Cuba Rapprochement

Are the Castros deliberately making outsized demands to slow down the normalization process with the United States?

Pricing Emissions

Independent investigators found Europe’s carbon market lacks enough oversight to prevent abuse.

Europe's Immigration Crisis

New refugee figures illustrate sharp divide between inflow, solutions on European migrants.

The New National Military Strategy

America’s new National Military Strategy, updated for the first time since 2011, acknowledges some harsh truths that don’t reflect well on Obama’s foreign policy.

Awards

A former ”Racist of the Year” is now serving as speaker of Denmark’s parliament. This is what happens when you don’t enact sensible immigration policy.

Pricing Emissions

China’s seven pilot carbon markets are defying green hopes and struggling to get off the ground.

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