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July 02, 2019
July 02, 2019
The Vatican has announced that it will be opening two tombs in a Vatican City cemetery to determine if the body of Emanuela Orlandi is buried there. Her case, still unsolved, is very popular in Italy as it has been the focus of several conspiracy theories. Emanuela Orlandi was fifteen years old when she disappeared
July 02, 2019
The acting director of Ampleforth College, Deirdre Rowe, is stepping down after just ten months in her current role. A highly critical inspection report found that the prestigious Catholic private school continues not to meet standards for safeguarding and leadership, and faces problems in the areas of behaviour, bullying, and complaints. The school has educated
July 02, 2019
The most jarring fact about New York’s Pride March this year was how perfectly it blended into the surrounding ambience and structures of a hyper-commercialised American megalopolis. There were plenty of freaky sights, to be sure. But from my vantage point – I parked myself at the swanky bar of the Roger Hotel at the corner
July 02, 2019
Three Irish newspapers have apologised to a former seminarian for publishing a story that falsely accused him of being a part of a fabricated sex scandal at the Irish College in Rome. The Irish Examiner, The Irish Times, and The Echo all issued formal apologies, acknowledging there was no truth in the matter, saying the
July 02, 2019
In graduate school at Cambridge, a group of us once played a bizarre card game one of our philosophers made up. There were a few procedural rules for taking turns, but basically everyone had their own rule for winning, that is, their own distinct purpose and objective in the game. If you decided that your