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Is Catholic confession app anti-gay?

Is Catholic confession app anti-gay?

By Marcia Segelstein
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Technology | Yes, according to a gay rights group called Truth Wins Out. But first some background. In case you missed the news, the Catholic Church has sanctioned a new…

Psychology's liberal bias

By Marcia Segelstein
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Politics | At the most recent conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the most talked-about speech was one that essentially accused the…

MSNBC reports satire as news

By Marcia Segelstein
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Media | We all make mistakes. But Rachel Maddow made a whopper on her MSNBC show earlier this week. In a report dripping with disdain, Maddow announced that a post on…

What <em>Roe v. Wade</em> has wrought

What Roe v. Wade has wrought

By Marcia Segelstein
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Abortion | The stunning statistic that 41 percent of pregnancies in New York City end in abortion made headlines recently. As that news was sinking in came the…

Abortion and the church

Abortion and the church

By Marcia Segelstein
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Abortion | Abby Johnson's new book unPlanned is the powerful story of the woman who made headlines a little over a year ago when she abruptly resigned her post as director…

Our brave new world of abortion

Our brave new world of abortion

By Marcia Segelstein
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Abortion | It's not that some abortions are more wrong than others, but some lay bare the horror of it more clearly than others. Take the case of an Australian couple…

Wolves in shepherds' clothing

Wolves in shepherds' clothing

By Marcia Segelstein
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Religion | On New Year's Day, the Right Rev. Thomas Shaw, bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, solemnized the lesbian marriage of two Episcopal…

Resolving to lose weight

Resolving to lose weight

By Marcia Segelstein
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Health | Making a New Year's resolution to lose weight has become a cliché-not that there's anything wrong with wanting to be a healthy weight. But when the…

What was the Star of Bethlehem?

What was the Star of Bethlehem?

By Marcia Segelstein
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Science | When I occasionally report on a possible scientific explanation for a biblical event, many people get upset. But I don't see science as an enemy of…

Planned Parenthood celebrates the season

Planned Parenthood celebrates the season

By Marcia Segelstein
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Issues | The Planned Parenthood website is festooned for the season with decorative snowflakes and the words "Choice on Earth" emblazoned across its home page. No one…

Law to protect 'gender expression'

Law to protect 'gender expression'

By Marcia Segelstein
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Issues | The Canadian House of Commons is currently considering a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of "gender identity" and "gender expression."

Ultrasound of baby Jesus

Ultrasound of baby Jesus

By Marcia Segelstein
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Religion | An ecumenical Christian nonprofit group in England has created a unique Advent advertising campaign. Starting Monday, and running through December 20,

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