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Why Chocolate And Roses? The Origins And History Of Valentine’s Day

Photo of Conrad Dressler's 1907 Lupercalia statue (Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK) cc 2012 by Ketrin1407 via Flickr.

How did we get from running around in loincloths and whipping people to sending cards and flowers? This history of Valentine’s Day might surprise you.

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Catholic Bishops’ Healthcare Directives Put Women’s Lives At Risk, ACLU Files Lawsuit

Photo from the ACLU via NBC News. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/catholic-hospitals-religious-rules-led-negligent-care-miscarriage-aclu-says-2D11674429

This Catholic hospital failed to treat this woman’s life-threatening miscarriage, due to religious directives issued by the Bishops. Now, she’s suing them.

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Crazy Illinois Bishop Will Hold Exorcism Of Marriage Equality ‘Demons’

Crazy Illinois Bishop Will Hold Exorcism Of Marriage Equality ‘Demons’

Bishop Paprocki hates that Illinois passed marriage equality. He is holding a public exorcism the same day as the bill’s signing. Yes, an exorcism!

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Pope Francis Attacks “Savage Capitalism”

Photo from america.aljazeera.com

After a stunning epiphany, Pope Francis chucked his prepared remarks and spoke from the heart to a crowd of 20,000 unemployed workers.

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Catholic Bishop: Ignorance Leads To Blaming Priests For Sex Abuse; Church Has Dealt With Problem ‘Responsibly’

Catholic Bishop: Ignorance Leads To Blaming Priests For Sex Abuse; Church Has Dealt With Problem ‘Responsibly’

If there are two things I’ve never before put in the same sentence, it’s ‘Catholic sex abuse’ and ‘dealing with it responsibly.’ They just don’t make sense.

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The Devil Made Him Do It: Exorcist Author To Sue Georgetown For Not Being Catholic Enough

In a demonic twist, the man who terrified us with demons now seems to think there's too many running the show at Georgetown. Time for an exorcism!

In a demonic twist, the man who terrified us with demons now seems to think there’s too many running the show at Georgetown. Nice day for an exorcism, yes?

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Anti-Choice El Salvador Grants 22-Year Old Beatriz A Life-Saving C-Section

Anti-Choice El Salvador Grants 22-Year Old Beatriz A Life-Saving C-Section

A day after El Salvador’s Supreme Court denied ‘Beatriz’ the procedure that would save her life, the government went ahead and approved it anyway.

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Good Deeds, Not Belief In Christ, Required For Salvation Says New Pope

Pope Francis; image@CatholicEWUK

It has long been held that only believers have a chance at heaven. Embracing atheists and others as eligible for salvation makes Pope Francis an innovator.

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Married Mother Of Nine Accuses Priest Of Rape, Church Helps Him Flee To Poland (VIDEO)

Father Marek Lacki is accused of raping a married mother of nine, and the Catholic Church whisked him away to his native Poland. Image from The Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304017/Father-Marek-Lacki-Married-mother-claims-Catholic-priest-raped-went-counseling.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

This latest in a never-ending series of rapey Catholic priests escaped to Poland, while law enforcement fumbled the ball.

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Pope Claims God Asked Him To Retire, Allegedly Cited Age And Strength

The Pope @  CatholicNewsUSA

Seeing as how nearly all of the popes are weak in mind and body toward the end, it seems unlikely that God would’ve singled ol’ Ratzinger out for some early retirement.

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Vatican’s Top ‘Devil Fighter’ Thanks Pope – Claims Benedict Performed Exorcisms (VIDEO)

Did the Pope perform exorcisms? His top Devil Fighter says so; @bharatabharati

‘He has continued to encourage us. The Pope has done a lot to revise procedures… and given us powerful prayers that serve to exorcise.’

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Bill O’Reilly Says Caroline Kennedy Needs Exorcism, Blames Europe Collapse On Secularism (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly Says Caroline Kennedy Needs Exorcism, Blames Europe Collapse On Secularism (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly’s latest bit of idiocy — pro-choice women are possessed, and Europe’s economy collapsed due to Godlessness.

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Religious Fox Contributor Says ‘War On Christmas’ Is Silly (VIDEO)

Religious Fox Contributor Says ‘War On Christmas’ Is Silly (VIDEO)

The ‘war on Christmas’ is silly, says Father Jonathan Morris.

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Ann Coulter Finds Herself Snubbed As Fordham College Republicans Rescind Invitation

Ann Coulter Finds Herself Snubbed As Fordham College Republicans Rescind Invitation

Ann Coulter found herself invited, then uninvited, by the College Republicans chapter at Fordham University.

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Poll Shows Americans Oppose Denying Health Coverage On Religious Grounds (INFOGRAPH)

Poll Shows Americans Oppose Denying Health Coverage On Religious Grounds (INFOGRAPH)

The ACLU and Catholics for Choice have released a joint poll that shows Americans oppose denying health coverage based on religious reasons.

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Catholic Publication Deems President Obama More Pro-Life Than Mitt Romney

Catholic Publication Deems President Obama More Pro-Life Than Mitt Romney

After careful study, Obama comes out the true pro-life candidate.

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