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Stained glass window depicting a heretic in the Cathedral of Saint Rumbold in Mechelen, Belgium.

Blasphemy laws are enjoying a resurgence in the secular west. That means re-thinking society's response to them.
Sexting montage with bra

Montage of Monopoly money and Daddy Warbucks cartoon

Disconnected youth montage

Aging and end of life

Seriously ill people in that state are more likely to have their end-of-life wishes honored — including fewer intensive-care hospitalizations and more home hospice enrollments — than those living in ...