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Singing on “Idol,” and facing the wrath of religious traditionalists

The biggest worry for most “American Idol” contestants is whether the judges will let them continue to the next round. … Continued

On Feb. 12, should Darwin get his day?

Michele Westmorland ILCP.COM Moon Jellies Schools of floating, pulsing mastigias and moon jellyfish. Trapped in this plankton-rich inland lake eons … Continued

Critiquing Morsi’s Egypt

EPA An Egyptian supporter of President Mohamed Morsi holds a copy of the Koran next to posters bearing Morsi’s photo … Continued

Pork-free vaccine wins cheers from some Hajj pilgrims

The nearly 3 million Muslims who will make next week’s annual hajj pilgrimage to the sacred Saudi Arabian city of … Continued

Ramadan fast poses challenge for Muslim Olympians

Winning an Olympic medal is hard. Surprisingly, winning one when you’re fasting for Ramadan is not that much harder. At … Continued

Sister Farley’s revenge: Want to popularize a book? Ban it.

From papyrus to vellum to paper to e-books, two principles of publishing have not changed over the centuries: 1. Churches … Continued

Was Santorum running for theologian-in-chief?

Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. This is an historic moment. Santorum’s was possibly the … Continued

On campus, a move to end religious holidays

Every year it’s the same story: Another person, group, or institution attacks the observance of religious holidays in the name … Continued

Will Catholic Mass changes cause mass confusion?

Marvin Joseph THE WASHINGTON POST Valerie Grays right receives Communion from the Rev. William Norvel at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic … Continued

Can Democracy Save Egypt…Or Us?

By Roger Gottlieb Probably not. After all, it hasn’t saved the U.S. from having an often aggressive foreign policy and … Continued