Digital X-rays give look inside holy reliquaries in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — High-definition digital X-ray technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse inside centuries-old reliquaries in the capital’s Metropolitan Cathedral. The reliquaries — containers for holy relics — are life-size, wax body representations of Roman Catholic saints. According to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, …

Delusions of Chaos – The New York Times

Seeing America through blood-colored glasses, despite the evidence all around us. Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2245 murders that took place in1990, the city’s worst year. In fact, as measured by …

Emails show outside group’s influence on Mississippi’s ‘religious freedom’ bill – The Washington Post

The Alliance Defending Freedom helped write, promote and argue for the bill, which a federal court recently struck down. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a powerful Christian legal advocacy group, played a key role in helping Mississippi’s legislature and governor write, promote and legally justify HB 1523, the controversial “religious freedom” …