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Our hand-picked mix of compelling news stories, commentaries from Maureen, and important updates about the show.
Vatican drops image of bound woman after complaints  
By ROSIE SCAMMELL | ROME (RNS) Following complaints, the Vatican’s cultural office has removed an image of a naked female torso bound in ropes that was used to advertise a women’s conference...

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The ‘Splainer: Who was St. Patrick, and would he drink green beer?  
By KIMBERLY WINSTON For Catholics, Episcopalians and some Lutherans, March 17 is the Feast Day of St. Patrick. For the rest of us, it’s St. Patrick’s Day — a midweek exc...

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The Christian radio echo chamber: We are under siege by our enemies  
By TOM EHRICH (RNS) On my recent 4,100-mile pilgrimage across the U.S., I occasionally used my radio’s “seek” function to find stations. I often stopped on a “Christian radio” st...

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Boko Haram pledges loyalty to brutal Islamic State  
By KATHARINE LACKEY (RNS) Boko Haram’s leader has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a new audio message, according to a group that monitors extremist activity. In the recording, a man claiming ...

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‘Dig’ digs into the Bible — but is it ‘true’?  
By KIMBERLY WINSTON (RNS) Breathlessly describing his new USA Network series “Dig” in a promo, leading man Jason Isaacs promises “everything is based on reality and true.” To a point. ...

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Applebee’s not liable for N.J. man burned while praying over fajita skillet  
By CHRISTOPHER BAXTER | TRENTON, N.J. c. 2015 The Star-Ledger (RNS) A New Jersey man cannot collect damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at Appl...

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Our Lady of Revenue: NYC churches go on the market, leaving parishioners cynical  
By RICK HAMPSON | NEW YORK  c. 2014 USA Today (RNS) Our Lady of Vilnius Church, built by families of immigrant Lithuanian longshoremen, started out a century ago as a beloved worship space. Now, it&rsq...