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Sweet Sistine finals close Monday night

Well, I blew it. Lost track of time and forgot to check for the Sweet Sistine update. Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada and Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Nigeria made it to […]

Sweet Sistine reaches Final Four

The previously reported Sweet Sistine has reached its Final Four. Canadian Marc Ouellet is facing off against Brazilian Joao Braz de Aviz, while Milan’s Angelo Scola is up against Nigeria’s John […]

Sweet Sistine advances to round of 8

The brackets for the Sweet Sistine race for the Vatican have moved to the Round of Eight. You have until 9 pm EST on March 6 to pick your favorites. The two […]

Sweet Sistine

March Madness, Vatican-style

I have paid little attention to the race for the papacy in Rome and am only vaguely acquainted with the names of the American hopefuls. It’s been suggested that, since […]

Pope Benedict XVI

Papal resignation: The more things change

As the sun sank slowly in the west (in Italy), Pope Benedict XVI stepped out of the public limelight and into “retirement” (though he’ll continue to reside in the Vatican), his […]

WBC to picket Sandy Hook vigil

I may be sick. The hateful, despicable members of Westboro Baptist Church plan to picket the vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. The president is to be […]

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

Filmmaker Nakuola Basseley Nakoula arrested

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who produced the inflammatory anti-Islam film trailer for “Innocence of Muslims,” has been arrested in California. U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal ordered the […]

Muslim protest in Benghazi, Libya

Muslim rioting spreads to Australia

(Updated Sept. 15 at 11:30 pm MDT) I’ve been dumbfounded and appalled by world events the last few days, and things don’t seem to be getting any better. The rioting and […]

Devils at the door

I don’t want to spoil the day for any true believers out there, but there’s a great parody over at The Freethinker, “Devils at the Door,” about door-to-door proselytizers (whom […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson: We are star dust

Carl Sagan once said we are “star stuff,” and I mentioned it when writing about being an “atheist by default.” Now I’ve come across this mashup featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse […]

Political partisanship and the Big Bang

(Updated June 6, 2012, at 9:20 am MDT) Yesterday the Pew Research Center released a new report entitled “Partisan Polarization Surges in Bush, Obama Years.” The Pew study, as widely […]

Politics and intelligent design in education

If you’re interested in the issue of evolution vs. creation (aka intelligent design) and its place in our schools, check out Amy Greene’s op-ed piece from yesterday’s New York Times: […]