Before leaving on summer vacation to check out the new Harry Potter theme park, the Pope gave us a teaser of his autumn plans: Pope Benedict XVI is creating a new Vatican office to fight secularization and “re-evangelize” the West — a tacit acknowledgment that his attempts to reinvigorate Christianity in Europe haven’t succeeded and [...]
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All over the world, people love President Obama (and, by extension, us). This is perhaps most evident in his recent Nobel Peace Prize, but also is reflected in America’s inclusion in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Swiss cooperation in the arrest of Roman Polanski, and the massive worldwide popularity of G.I. Joe: The Rise of [...]
German soccer club “Schalke 04” has come under fire from local Muslims upset that its club song “Blau und Weiß, wie lieb ich dich” (“Nazi Supermen Are Our Superiors”) contains the lyric “Muhammad Was a Prophet Who Knows Nothing About Football.” You might think that the German Muslims would be happy that a bunch of [...]