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Three Former Cult Members on What It Took for Them to Finally Break Free

Usually, you only hear about cults when shit really goes down. But what are they like from the inside? Why does a man join them?…

A Priest’s Guide to Confessing Your St. Patrick’s Day Sins

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which means a tide of green-clad frat bros have probably already kicked down your front door and puked in your shoes….

Inside the World of Weird Catholic Twitter — and the ‘Rad Trads’ Keeping the Old Traditions Alive

Ron Swanson, the fictional government-hating libertarian boss on Parks and Recreation, isn’t outwardly religious. He certainly isn’t Catholic; in season one, Leslie Knope describes him…

Extremely Online Preachers Are Waging a New War on Masturbation

This is Wack Mass, an offbeat collection of stories about religion and internet culture. Did Jesus masturbate? What does the Bible say about porn? Is it…