st. olaf

A pro-choice student wrote a letter-to-the-editor about a crisis pregnancy center near his school in Minnesota.  CPCs pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. 

Here’s what we think of the oh-so-professional email the CPC’s director sent back. 

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Archaeologists in Norway discover church and altar of Viking King Olav Haraldsson

Archaeologists in Norway claim to have discovered a church where the Viking King, Olaf Haraldsson was first enshrined as a saint.

Archaeologists working on a site near Trondheim have unearthed the foundations of a wooden stave church and the altar where Olaf may have been enshrined immediately after being declared a saint. The discovery gives credibility to Norse saga accounts surrounding important events of that era.

Director of the project, Anna Petersén said “This is a unique site in Norwegian history in terms of religion, culture and politics. Much of the Norwegian national identity has been established on the cult of sainthood surrounding St. Olaf, and it was here it all began!

Olaf II Haraldsson, later known as St. Olaf, was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028 till his death in the Battle of Stiklestad. Read more.