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Vatican Declares Gender Cannot Be Changed

In a new document issued this past summer, the Vatican declared in a decidedly harsh fashion that gender is a matter of biological birth, not personal choice, and can’t be changed. Bearing the title “Male and ...

Category: Equal Rights Morality Christianity

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How Having Faith and Spirituality Can Improve Your Life

In today’s rat race world, your life seems to move at an ever-more-frenetic pace. Between your family responsibilities, your job responsibilities, and all the never-ending chores you must perform, you barely have t ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

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Dealing With Loneliness

Joss Whedon said, “Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.” Many people feel lonely even in a crowd of people. Loneliness is complex emotion. It’s a sadness when you feel like you don’t ...

Category: Aid Health and Wellness

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The Limits of Empathy

Empathy is a huge buzzword nowadays. Depending on who you believe, today’s world has too little or too much empathy. At its core, empathy is the ability to understand and share someone else’s feelings. Actua ...

Category: Aid Morality

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7 Great Tips for Your Winter Wedding

The weather outside may be frightful during winter in most parts of the country, but love blooms in any kind of weather. And your winter wedding can likewise blossom if you just put a little extra thought into it and tak ...

Category: Weddings ULC Topics

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What Is Hoodoo and Can It Help You in Your Time of Need?

You’ve likely never heard of Hoodoo unless you’re from the New Orleans area or the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where this form of witchery and healing is quite well known and widely practiced. Originating i ...

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Voodoo vs. Hoodoo: What’s the Difference?

If you are into magic, witchcraft, and/or faith healing, you’ve undoubtedly run across Voodoo and Hoodoo. But are you aware that these two belief systems are completely different from each other even though they ma ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Zombies and Werewolves and Dybbuks — Oh My!

Halloween is a time for ghosts, goblins, and all things scary, right? Yes! But did you know that many scary things have their origins in religion and folklore? It’s true. Virtually all religions and cultures have ...

Category: Religion Spirituality Superstitions

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10 Fascinating Facts About Halloween You Probably Didn’t Know — Part II

In Part I of this series, we explained the beginnings of Halloween and how the Celts, Romans, Catholic Church, and immigrants all contributed to the way in which we celebrate this beloved holiday today. In Part II we exa ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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10 Fascinating Facts About Halloween You Probably Didn’t Know — Part I

Halloween, that beloved holiday of trick-or-treat, costumes and masks, jack-o-lanterns, children’s and adults’ parties, and outrageous sugar highs, is almost upon us. But do you know why we celebrate this hol ...

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