Little girl receiving a vaccine
March 4th, 2019

Health officials are worried the religious exemption for vaccination is causing outbreaks of deadly diseases nationwide. Now lawmakers are fighting to remove that exemption before more people get sick. Continue reading

The execution of Muslim inmate Domineque Ray
February 15th, 2019

The execution of a Muslim inmate on Death Row has revived a debate about religious freedom protections – including how far and to whom they should extend. Continue reading

Legend of Stingy Jack
October 25th, 2018

Pumpkins have been carved and illuminated for centuries, yet few people know the origins behind the practice. How did we decide to start carving pumpkins, and how did Jack O’ Lanterns become a universally-recognized symbol of Halloween? Continue reading

Stephen Hawking in classroom
October 23rd, 2018

One of the most celebrated, brilliant and iconic physicists of our time has left behind one last metaphysical hot take. “There is no God. No one directs the universe,” writes Stephen Hawking in his final book. Continue reading

Cold-case killer William Leverette
October 1st, 2018

What do you do if you’ve just heard the murder confession of a tormented cold-blooded killer who has managed to evade local and federal authorities for years? That was the situation faced by one Connecticut pastor recently. Continue reading

Men carrying a funeral casket
August 10th, 2018

A Virginia mother is speaking out after her son’s funeral was interrupted by police, who raided the church and arrested her son’s best friend before he could give a eulogy. Should the cops have been more respectful to the deceased? Continue reading

Pope death penalty announcement
August 2nd, 2018

In a definitive statement, Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is wrong in all cases – no matter how severe the crime committed. Experts point out that this announcement will place U.S. officials of Catholic faith in a bind. Continue reading

Fetus in the womb
July 25th, 2018

A 12-year-old Alabama girl who was raped by an adult relative has been publicly shamed as a “murderer” by a local anti-abortion group after deciding she wants to terminate the pregnancy. Critics are appalled, insisting their behavior was completely uncalled for. Continue reading

Alfie Evans in a hospital bed
April 24th, 2018

When Alfie Evans was declared brain-dead, his parents vowed to fight for him with everything they had. However, doctors insist he cannot be treated and have taken the boy off of life support. With time running out, Pope Francis is attempting to intervene. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Hell
April 3rd, 2018

An Italian journalist set the media world ablaze last week when he reported that Pope Francis personally told him that “hell does not exist” during a private meeting. Scrambling, the Vatican press office quickly refuted reports that the pope denies one of the main tenants of the Catholic faith – eternal damnation. They insist the published transcript was not “a faithful transcription of the Holy Father’s words.” Continue reading