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The Star

The nativity through the eyes of a donkey, a bird, and a sheep.
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You Come Down from the Stars: an Italian Christmas song

A compendium of poignant, beautiful religious truths.
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Towards Christmas under the Southern Cross

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Frock shock-horror: a Democrat woman mentions female decorum

Congress colleagues are left speechless at the idea women could dress to protect.
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Rethinking the burning question of cremation 

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Our pick of the films of 2017

MercatorNet’s nominations for the best all-round entertainment of the past year
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Peace in the womb

Carols outside abortion clinics.
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Russia’s population declines once more

And Putin is trying to reverse the drop once more.
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Mystery buyer of ‘Salvator Mundi’ revealed: the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Will this open up a crack between Christianity and Islam?
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Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas

A father's remarkable response to his children's Christmas wishes.
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Destroying monuments is destroying our history 

Iconoclasts in the US and Canada are not the apex of moral perfections
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Navigating the ‘post-truth’ world

Can this idea help us to understand debates over same-sex marriage and euthanasia?
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Solicitation for surrogacy: the resignation of Trent Franks

Indignation over the forced resignation of the pro-life Congressman is misplaced.
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The morality of having children

For the sake of the planet, should we be having fewer kids?
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I’m a pediatrician: here’s what I did when a little boy patient said he was a girl

The clinical contradictions of transgenderism.
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The reason for the season

Taking Christ out of Christmas makes the holiday literally meaningless.
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Reading Matters 2017 Gift List

Our top picks for 2017
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Our Lady of Guadalupe: the soul of Mexico

The iconic and mysterious image changed Mexico forever.
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Two years of euthanasia in Quebec: the facts

The Canadian province is accelerating past Belgium
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Did a Biblical parable inspire Dickens’ Christmas Carol?

Though he disliked organised religion, the creator of Scrooge knew his Scripture.
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The History of Mexico: an ideological masterpiece

Diego Rivera's mural tells a Marxist revolutionary tale.
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The feminine voice in Reformation music

For women,also, music was a privileged medium for spiritual expression.
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Friendship proves crucial to adventure’s success

A boy's own adventure that is hard to put down
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We are not nasty people, and my kids will not be taught otherwise

An Aussie mum's view of the legalization of same-sex marriage.
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Another reason for millennial women to shun the pill

A new Danish study shows hormonal contraception remains a risk for breast cancer
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What if a children’s game became reality?

The Bronte siblings have vivid imaginations.
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Same-sex marriage creates more commitment? Wait and see

Australian politicians predict more love and more commitment. Let's measure it.
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Did Christians destroy the Classical world?

A new scholarly attack on early Christianity.
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The Supreme Court leans toward Masterpiece Cakeshop

Oral arguments suggest conservative justices support the cake baker.
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Cosmic Christmas symbolism in the sweltering Southern Hemisphere

The poetry of religious meaning.
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