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Mixed news for Christian noggins this week:
- The skull of St. Vitalis of Assisi, a 14th Century Benedictine monk who led an “immoral and licentious youth” before becoming the saint to pray with to be healed from bladder or venereal disease, is expected to fetch around $1,500. Severed head of patron saint of genital disease on sale (BBC)
- A new study (one that GetReligion finds fault with), reports that mainline Protestants have bigger brains – specifically, the hippocampus region — than evangelicals and Catholics. Study finds brain differences based on faith (RNS)