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Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’

<i>Rachel Held Evans is a blogger and the author of “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.”</i><p>Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to tweet using …

Christmas Eve

10 things black people fear that white people simply don’t

It goes beyond racial profiling. African Americans are subjected to countless microaggressions on a daily basis<p><i>The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the series.</i><br>When black people wake up and begin …

Pew Research Center

Court protects Catholic-owned company from HHS mandate

Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan 7, 2015 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The federal government cannot force a Catholic-owned Michigan company to provide …

Catholicism

Nobody Knows What The Hell They Are Doing

There’s an old puzzle that philosophers like to ponder: how could you ever be certain that anyone else has a mind at all? The truth is that you …

Denali

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Back on Your Feet

Took a little (or long) break? How to return to a routine.<p>Regular exercise is essential if you want to improve your fitness. But vacations, work, or family obligations can derail even the most dedicated runners. When that happens to you, don't get discouraged by the missed workouts. Simply start up …

Veterans

The Philosophy of Style: Herbert Spencer on the Economy of Attention and the Ideal Writer (1852)

Today’s abundance of advice on the art and craft of writing makes the phenomenon appear a modern meta-trope of the written word. And yet it is anything but new. In his 1852 treatise <b>The Philosophy of Style</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>), Victorian-era philosopher, scientist, and liberal political …

Odium Naturae: The Thread of Madness

<b>In the 1980’s, at the height of his influence among American bishops,</b> Joseph Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago, alluding to the robe of Jesus for which …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

17/03/2018<p>Pope Francis: "The Christian life is not an 'I like' but an 'I give' "<p>17/03/2018<p>Pope writes very personal letter to fellow …