Catholic School Expels 12-Year-Old Cancer Survivor After Too Many Absences

And you thought Catholic schools were at their worst when handling LGBT issues…

Rose McGrath (below) just got kicked out of St. Joseph Catholic Middle School in Battle Creek, Michigan due to her poor attendance.

Why’d she miss so much school?

Oh, right. She’s recovering from her cancer treatment.



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What Do Anti-Vaxxers Have to Say About the Latest Study Debunking Their Beliefs?

A major new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Tuesday, found no connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, even in high-risk kids.

But until someone gets a statement from Jenny McCarthy, let’s see what the Onion‘s panelists have to say:



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If These Guys Can’t Find Bigfoot, No One Can

A couple of guys went on the search for Bigfoot/Sasquatch and produced this documentary that looks and sounds real… until you pay close attention to what they’re saying.



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COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey Wins Peabody Award

Back in August, we learned that COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey won an impressive 4 Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming.”

Today, they received an even more impressive honor: The Peabody Award, celebrating overall excellence in quality. (For those unfamiliar with it, this is one of those awards the winners will mention even in short biographies. It’s a big deal.)

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Five Challenges Atheists Face and How We Can Overcome Them

Today is Openly Secular Day and Tom Krattenmaker uses the opportunity to bring up five challenges atheists still face.

I wanted to summarize his points and add a few thoughts of my own:

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