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August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017
A supposed 'neurosis' does not explain why so many Catholics have concerns about the present state of affairs
August 10, 2017
Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald
August 10, 2017
Nagasaki was like scene out of hell when the atomic bomb hit
August 10, 2017
She acknowledged Northern Ireland is 'definitely under pressure to change its pro-life laws'
August 10, 2017
The principles of Freemasonry are fundamentally incompatible with Catholic teaching
August 10, 2017
The Salvadorian archbishop brought good news to the poor. No wonder he had so many enemies
August 10, 2017
The German Church is wealthy but in dramatic decline. Only a new 'Reformation' can save it
August 10, 2017
At the end of this month the world will be marking the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, which occurred in the early morning of Sunday, 31st August 1997. A 20th anniversary is a significant one, and given that August is traditionally a slow news month, we can expect to
August 10, 2017
✣ Human embryos ‘edited’ to alter risky gene What happened? Researchers in Oregon have successfully “gene edited” human embryos to remove a mutation that causes sudden heart failure, the first such success reported outside China. The US-Korean study used gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to fix mutations in embryos made with the sperm of a man who
August 10, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The teeth that stand against a heresy On a visit to Milan Cathedral Bishop Robert Barron marvelled at St Ambrose’s teeth. The remains of the fourth-century bishop lie behind a grille just under the main altar. With the aid of a powerful camera, Bishop Barron was able to look
August 10, 2017
The head of a public body responsible for the arts in Scotland has been condemned as “poisonously anti-religious” after calling for the Church to be compelled to ordain women as priests. Ben Thomson, who chairs Creative Scotland, said greater “gender diversity” in the Church would have helped to prevent the abuse crisis. In a private
August 10, 2017
The advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has dismissed complaints against a pro-life poster, ruling that its statistics are correct. The billboard campaign by the Northern Irish pro-life group Both Lives Matter said that 100,000 people were alive today because of the country’s tight abortion laws. However, 14 people complained to the ASA, arguing that the statistic
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