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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pope Francis has an unusually positive view of sex

Politics in church may hurt religion, but it helps churches.
London School of Economics US Politics blog: Engaging in political activities may boost churches' attendance in the short-term, but the politicization of religion may turn more people off religion overall.

Pope Francis has an unusually positive view of sex
The Washington Post: When Pope Francis released a document on family life last week, he said something likely to be overlooked but also very unusual for a Catholic leader: He wrote about the joy of sex.

Pope Francis is right. Families need less punishment and more 'joy of love'
The (London) Guardian: Both conservatives and liberals will find fault in his latest message on family life. But he should be praised for easing hardline theology, Anthea Butler says.

Mississippi church a window into national gay rights debate
Associated Press: The juxtaposition of beliefs at St. Mark's UMC in the Deep South is a window into a debate in much of the U.S. that sometimes puts friends, neighbors and even fellow church members at odds.

'The Holy Bible' makes Library Association's list of most 'challenged' books
NPR: The Holy Bible, along with several other books that incorporate aspects of religion, made the American Library Association's list of top 10 most challenged books in 2015.

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