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Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Lowe’s boycott, invented Palestians; Mitt Romney’s wager

The introduction of the new Roman Missal was the top religion story of the year, according to a survey of Catholic News Service editors and reporters. Unsurprisingly,Pope Benedict XVI was voted the top newsmaker, as he has been every year since 2006. The late JP2, somehow, snuck in at number four, preceding Sister …

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Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show

By Omar Sacirbey Lowe's, the national hardware chain, has pulled commercials from future episodes of “All-American Muslim,” a TLC reality-TV show, after protests by Christian groups. The Florida Family Association, a Tampa Bay group, has led a campaign urging companies to pull ads on “All-American Muslim.” The FFA contends that …

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Book connects relationship between food and faith

The “Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God“(Cascade Books, 2010)is a wonderful collection of essays by an all-star cast of gifted writers on the connections between food and Christian faith. The book reminds me of one of those summer food festivals that feature samplings from all …

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Is Anybody Out There?

The universe boggles the mind, at least it does mine, and I'm a science fiction writer with a wild imagination. Just think of it: Our sun is one of at least 100 billion stars in the Milky Way and the Milky Way is one of nearly 100 billion galaxies in …

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The Sanctity of Equality

As activists in Washington are gearing up to take another go at getting a marriage equality bill on the state ballot, perhaps we should all begin reconsidering the meaning of the word “sanctity.” In 2004, President George W. Bush made what he called, “the sanctity of marriage,” a major reelection …

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