Mathew Schmalz, The Conversation

Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross

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Pope Francis’ Apology for Abuse in Chile Would Once Have Been Unthinkable

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“I am a sinner. This the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”

Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ Sparks Questions Over Use of ‘Cult’ Label

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The Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country has revived interest in the “free-love cult” founded by Indian guru Rajneesh, or “Osho,” that in 1984 launched a “bioterror attack,” spreading salmonella in restaurants near the group’s Oregon headquarters.

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