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Our hand-picked mix of compelling news stories, commentaries from Maureen, and important updates about the show.
Maureen on the Vatican's Recent Report on American Nuns  
12-18-2014Maureen's Corner
Maureen writes about the positivity in the Vatican's visitation of U.S. communities of nuns. ...

Maureen on the CIA's Torture Report  
12-18-2014Maureen's Corner
Maureen on America's reported apathy and acceptance to the use of torture....

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Myanmar women object to proposed restrictions on interfaith marriage  
12-18-2014From around the web
By CHERRY THEIN | YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) Governments and religious leaders might control who marries whom in Myanmar, but laws can’t restrict love and faith, say women of different races and religi...

Humanist Culture | RNS
Secular Solstice: Doing good for goodness’ sake  
12-16-2014From around the web
By KIMBERLY WINSTON | OAKLAND, Calif. (RNS) It’s a common ritual in religious observances this time of year: Light a candle against the darkness, the winter, the uncertainty of the world. But a new...

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Rabbi David Saperstein confirmed as U.S. ambassador for religious freedom  
12-15-2014From around the web
By LAUREN MARKOE | WASHINGTON (RNS) The Senate has confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein as the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, making him the first non-Christian to h...

‘Sacred Journeys’ weds new pilgrims to old paths  
12-15-2014From around the web
By KIMBERLY WINSTON (RNS) At a time when membership in organized religion is shrinking, the number of spiritual or religious pilgrims has never been larger — more than 200 million per year. Why? ...

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Lost in translation? 7 reasons some women wince when Pope Francis starts talking  
12-11-2014From around the web
By DAVID GIBSON (RNS) When Pope Francis this month wanted to highlight his appointment of several women to a blue-ribbon theological commission, he called the female theologians “strawberries on the ca...