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A man decorates a nativity scene with rubble around symbolizing the destruction in Gaza and white sheets referring to the dead civilians, in Manger Square, adjacent to the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem, Friday, Dec. 23, 2023. Bethlehem is having a subdued Christmas after officials in Jesus' traditional birthplace decided to forgo celebrations due to the Israel-Hamas war.(AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The most notable Nativity scene in Bethlehem this Christmas

FILE - Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican, on Oct. 18, 2023. Pope Francis has formally approved allowing priests to bless same-sex couples, with a new document released Monday Dec. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

“Pope Francis allows priests to bless same-sex couples”

FILE - Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is seen during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, June 6, 2006. Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. He was 100. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)

The life and legacy of Henry Kissinger: A reflection on human agency and divine sovereignty

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters hours after he was ousted as Speaker of the House, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kevin McCarthy removed as Speaker: Unprecedented events and foundational truth

Pope Francis waves to faithful during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Will Pope Francis recover from his sickness? Does God promise good health to Christians?

An AI robot sits with a briefcase in its lap next to a man in a suit, both of them waiting for a job interview. Elon Musk and 1000 tech experts are calling for an AI moratorium of 6 months. © By stokkete/stock.adobe.com

Elon Musk and 1,000 experts call for 6-month moratorium on AI development

Pope Francis pauses during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis says homosexuality is not a crime

FILE - Pope Benedict XVI waves during an audience to newly appointed archbishops, the day after they received the pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing their bond to the pope, at the Paul VI hall, Vatican, Saturday, June 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Amid renewed interest and a new book by Pope Benedict XVI, “God Is Love” is a worthy introduction to his writings

After denying we’re in a recession, President Biden tests positive for Covid again

Land-walking sharks and city-killer asteroids: Four responses to doubts that imperil our faith

How a ten-year-old is helping the Ukrainian army

“Toddler Goes Viral Shredding Slopes” and other stories that caught my eye

How to seek the truth when it comes to fake news

Texas Democrats flee our state in response to voter legislation: What our passions say about us and the future of our culture

Texas Democrats flee our state in response to voter legislation: What our passions say about us and the future of our culture

This is an example of a camera-equipped radio controlled quadcopter. This is a product of the Chinese company Walkera and it was introduced in 2013. It is battery operated and includes a HD video recorder, December 14, 2013 (CreditL Doodybutch via en.wikipedia.org)

The Catholic Church’s drone strategy

Richard Gere filming 'Time out of mind' film in which a homeless man tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Credit: Lightstream Pictures)

French tourist gives food to ‘hobo’ Richard Gere

Russell Wilson and his wife, Ashton Meems Wilson, pose for a photo on a gondola while on vacation in Venice, March 2013 (Credit: Russell Wilson via Instagram)

Super Bowl quarterback getting a divorce

National Ask an Atheist Day at Penn State University, 2013 (Credit: Secular Student Alliance via Facebook)

Atheists and Pope Francis: Following in Jesus’ footsteps?

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton Gregory celebrates Mass, along with Cardinal Maida, at the 21st Annual Cardinals of America Dinner, held in Atlanta, April 23, 2010 (Credit: Catholic University of America/Edmund Pfueller)

Atlanta archbishop apologizes for $2.2M mansion

Ryan Reynolds admits his struggle with anxiety: "Mental Health Month" and three biblical steps to healing and hope

Ryan Reynolds admits his struggle with anxiety: “Mental Health Month” and three biblical steps to healing and hope

Russell Crowe stars as the titular Noah. The film, being shot in Iceland and New York, is due in theaters in 2014 (Credit: Paramount Pictures/Niko Tavernise)

Should you see the movie ‘Noah’?

Pope Francis attends a prayer calling for peace in Syria, in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican September 7, 2013 (Credit: Reuters/Tony Gentile)

Pope Francis a year later: how does he do it?

Pope Francis has said he wants to bring the activities of the Vatican bank more in line with the universal mission of the Apostolic See (Credit: Reuters/Tony Gentile)

Pope cusses in weekly blessing

Valentine's Day chocolates (Credit: Stewart Butterfield via Flickr)

Lessons from the inventor of Valentine’s Day chocolate

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