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Pope Francis’ approval of blessings for LGBTQ+ couples is a historic...

Steven P. Millies, Catholic Theological Union Pope Francis’ Dec. 18, 2023, announcement that Catholic priests may bless LGBTQ+ couples...

Yule – a celebration of the return of light and warmth

Helen A. Berger, Brandeis University Yule will be celebrated by Wiccans and many other Pagans in the Northern Hemisphere...

Can chatbots write inspirational and wise sermons?

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross When several hundred Lutherans in Bavaria, Germany, attended a service on...

The 4 biggest gift-giving mistakes, according to a consumer psychologist

Julian Givi, West Virginia University A good gift can elicit a surge of happiness and gratitude in the recipient....

Halloween’s celebration of mingling with the dead has roots in ancient...

Tok Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences As Halloween approaches, people get ready to celebrate the...

Demolishing schools after a mass shooting reflects humans’ deep-rooted desire for...

Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut After the recent shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the...

Sacred hares, banished winter witches and pagan worship – the roots...

Tok Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in...

Warrior, servant, mother, unifier – the Virgin Mary has played many...

Eric M. Vanden Eykel, Ferrum College In a recent article in the “Religion News Service,” author Whitney Bauck pointed...

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