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Snoop Dogg’s gospel of love

By Steve Beard It will be well worth watching the reaction to Snoop Dogg’s gospel album, “Bible of Love,” when it is released next month. Supporters and detractors of the world-famous rapper and music producer are sure to be in … Continue reading

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Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. King’s Strategist and a Harlem Leader, Dies at 88

By Fernanda Santos The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, who was chief of staff to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a key strategist behind civil rights protests that turned the tide against racial injustice in the Jim Crow … Continue reading

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St. Vincent’s One-Woman Show Captivates Hollywood Palladium

By Chris Willman, Variety Is St. Vincent our only real current female rock star? There’s a case to be made for her singularity, if we’re talking “rock star” not in the Post Malone sense, or even the Gaga/Pink/Madonna model of … Continue reading

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Holy roller: campus minister competes in roller derby

By Dwain Head, Arkansas Catholic St. Francis of Assisi is credited with the familiar directive, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” It’s unlikely that St. Francis meant to use hip checks and elbow pads, but then … Continue reading

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Christ on the wrist

By Steve Beard Her spiritual journey began by asking about a tattoo of Jesus on the wrist of a client. Aimee Burke cuts and styles hair in a hipster neighborhood in Toronto. “She partied a lot and was partial to … Continue reading

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Bishop tells Russians not to vote for Putin in rare church dissent

By Alec Luhn, The Telegraph A Russian Orthodox bishop has advised the faithful not to vote for Vladimir Putin when he stands for re-election in March, a nearly unheard of occurrence in the loyal church. The angry statement marked the first … Continue reading

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Could Methodist founder John Wesley have been a Jedi?

By Christopher Fenoglio The more I read and learn about John Wesley’s convictions, hard work, and austere lifestyle, the more I believe Methodism’s founder could have made an excellent Jedi. Of course, the Star Wars stories are complete fiction, set … Continue reading

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‘Linger’ was my anthem and Dolores O’Riordan was my muse

By Cameron Dezen Hammon, America Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, was born in County Limerick to a Catholic mother who named her for Our Lady of the Seven Dolours (or Sorrows), in 1971. She … Continue reading

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Dolores O’Riordan, RIP

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish band the Cranberries, died Monday in London. She was 46. The Cranberries’ Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler said, “We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an … Continue reading

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Bono, St. Paul, King David and Rolling Stone

* The person who wrote best about love in the Christian era was Paul of Tarsus, who became Saint Paul. He was a tough f**ker. He is a superintellectual guy, but he is fierce and he has, of course, the … Continue reading

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