January 8, 2014

Hell freezes over * Papal Vortex * Yukon Cornelius, RIP: Wednesday’s Religion News Roundup

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Satan freezes in the Ninth Circle of Dante's "Inferno," from a classic Gustav Dore' illustration.

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Satan freezes in the Ninth Circle of Dante's "Inferno," from a classic Gustav Dore' illustration.

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The "Inferno" was the original Polar Vortex, which is worth remembering. John Allen leaves the National Catholic Reporter for The Boston Globe, and a New Jersey diocese has an "elite" corps of altar boys for the bishop's Masses. Question: How frum must a lesbian Jew be when she goes to synagogue? What about when an Orthodox Jew plays hoops?