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Of Saints and Popes: Papal Expert Available to Comment on April Canonizations

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Religious Beliefs of American Muslims Influence Attitudes Toward Organ Donation

American Muslims who interpret negative events in life as punishment from God are less likely to believe that donating organs after death is ethical than those with a more positive outlook, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago’s Program on Medicine and Religion.

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'The Bible in American Life': King James Is Not Dead; African Americans Most Engaged

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the individuals and two-fifths of the congregations surveyed still prefer the King James Bible. And of the Bible readers surveyed, African Americans reported the highest levels of Bible engagement.

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Vincentian Heritage Journal Expands Reach with New Digital Format

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In an effort to broaden reach and to continue innovating, the official journal of the Vincentian Studies Institute, Vincentian Heritage, will change to an open source, interactive PDF version on March 6. The peer-reviewed journal includes articles on Vincentian history, spirituality and praxis.

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#Catholic Scholar Available to Comment on #Pope Francis’s First Year

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Lenten Lessons From Favorite Fables

The Rev. Gregory I. Carlson, S.J., Creighton University has amassed more than 6,000 books and 4,000 related fable objects. Fables entertain us but often use the story to provide a moral insight. Father Carlson shares his thoughts on fables to reflect on for Lent.

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Newly Launched University of Utah Religious Brain Project Seeks to Uncover Brain Activation During Religious and Spiritual Experiences

The project’s first initiative revolves around studying the brains of people who have returned from serving missions on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Evangelical Christians Have Higher Than Average Divorce Rates, According to a New Report

Despite their strong pro-family values, evangelical Christians have higher than average divorce rates — in fact, being more likely to be divorced than Americans who claim no religion, according to findings as cited by researchers from Baylor University.

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Study Examines the Development of Children’s Prelife Reasoning

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A new Boston University study led by postdoctoral fellow Natalie Emmons and published in the January 16, 2014 online edition of Child Development suggests that our bias toward immortality is a part of human intuition that naturally emerges early in life.

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The Super Bowl and the Supernatural: Is God a Performance Enhancer?

More than 20 percent of Americans believe God has a say in sports -- for example, whether the Seahawks beat the Broncos. But that's troubling theology, says a Baylor professor. A survey conducted in January 2014 by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that many people believe God has a say in who wins, say, the Super Bowl.

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