There’s a little more information about what may have been behind that faulty NPR story about a Texas couple who claimed they couldn’t find an obstetrician to take their private insurance, which they bought as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
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Thousands of government bodies all over the United States — including the Minnesota House and Senate — open their meetings and sessions with a prayer. Today the U.S. Supreme Court gave the practice its blessing. Read more →
It fairly boggles the mind the extent to which one person in one spot and one moment was the difference between that safety and an unspeakable mass murder.
Or does it?
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It’s Boy Scouts v. church over gay scoutmaster
A United Methodist Church in Seattle can no longer host Boy Scout Troop 98, NBC News reports. The troop is led by a gay man.
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When in Rome, pope does what a Wisconsin bishop won’t: Wash the feet of women
Since the pope washed the feet of Muslim men and women at a detention facility at last year’s traditional service, there was plenty of speculation about who would be recipient of the gesture this year. Now we know. Read more →
It’s nearly time for the traditional ‘watering of the girls’ in Hungary. Read more →
A ‘homeless Jesus’ offends the faithful
Not everyone openly subscribes to the prosperity theology, but it’s more common than many mainstream Christians want to admit. Read more →
Harvard Theological Review is reporting today that a text, written on Egyptian papyrus is likely real, including its reference to a married Jesus. Read more →
Rita Sztukowski’s family members are fighting the cemetery over her remains. Read more →
New trial for St. Paul priest convicted under clergy abuse law
For the second time, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a St. Paul priest and ordered a new trial on charges he took advantage of a vulnerable woman he was counseling. Read more →
Secrets of the Vatican, the great mailbox standoff, and the new Skymiles (5×8 – 2/26/14)
Frontline ‘kneecaps’ the Vatican, it’s clear-your-mailbox season but what if you can’t, Delta scraps the old frequent flier program, where are the women in media, and recovering from the Arrowhead 135. Read more →
Church scandals, taking food from children, and return of a Purple Heart(5×8 – 1/30/14)
Where now in the archdiocese scandal, a school throws food away intended for hungry children, the return of a Purple Heart, fracking fights back, and the Minnesota that keeps going in the cold and snow. Read more →
Quebec’s proposal to ban public workers from wearing religious symbols and garb is generating plenty of heat as testimony opens on the proposal. Its supporters, however, say the ban is necessary to protect Quebec as a secular province. They call the proposed ban the “your head scarf or your job” bill. The Montreal Gazette blog Read more →
Looking out for Bones (5×8-1/7/13)
Keeping watch over one another, the cold reality of Minnesota, is there room for a driverless car in Minnesota, Friday Night Tykes, and church without the religion Read more →
Utah gay couples who got married might not be married, more school closings, the last DC-9, health care spending has slowed, what about Jay Gruden as the new Vikings head coach, and if it’s OK to put the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol, why not this Satanic monument? Read more →