The Latest on Pope Francis: 5 Reasons to Read His New Book

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UPDATED June 1st, 2018 The latest on Pope Francis is always important because he is single-handedly changing the face of the Catholic Church. Regardless of what your religious beliefs may be, it is undeniable that the reigning leader of the…

Holy Aromatherapy: 7 Reasons The Essential Oils World Is Obsessed With Palo Santo

Considered the aromatherapy of ancient spirits, and literally translated into “Holy Wood”, Palo Santo is gaining popularity as the new “it girl” in the new age, essential oils world. With aromatherapy tinged notes including citrus…

10 Surprising Facts About the Jewish Holiday Purim Story

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The Purim story isn't just a religious holiday — it's an incredible tale of a strong woman risking it all to save her people. Purim starts on the evening of March 23 and ends on the evening of March 24. And the woman being celebrated is…

Holy Trivia: 7 Cool Facts About Rosh Hashanah Traditions

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While January 1st is still several months away, for anyone who observes Judaism and celebrates the Rosh Hashanah traditions, New Years is right around the corner. Rosh Hashanah, aka the Jewish New Year, takes place on September 14th (beginning…

7 Things to Know About the History of Ash Wednesday

This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 18th, which means it is right around the corner and it's time to get educated about this holiday. If you are embarrassed to admit that you have mistaken the ashes on people's foreheads for dirt, don't…

Clergy Cool: 8 Reasons why the Latest on Pope Francis Makes Him Rock

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Regardless of your religion or how much you are driven by religious beliefs at all, you have probably heard a great deal about the reigning pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. He has made an impression, has made changes, and has made…

Why I Decided to Baptize My Son

You may have read an earlier piece where I discuss some of the many things I dislike about the Catholic Church: its stance on birth control, views on gays, and the patriarchal system. If you have, perhaps you'll think I'm somewhat of a hypocrite…