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August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
The Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has called on the country’s government to fund an ethical coronavirus vaccine not derived from the cells of aborted children
August 24, 2020
A lector at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia was punched in the face by an assailant after reading Scripture during Sunday Mass
August 24, 2020
Pope Francis called an Italian cardinal heading to Lourdes to ask for his prayers at the shrine for himself and “for some situations to be resolved.”
August 24, 2020
The Pull of the Stars By Emma Donoghue Picador, 295pp, £16.99 Although The Pull of the Stars opens with nurse Julia Power’s early morning journey to her work in an understaffed hospital, most of this novel takes place in one room. But the room in this novel is very different from the “Room” which made
August 24, 2020
Science Fictions By Stuart Ritchie Bodley Head, 368pp, £18.99 When I gave talks on bioethical issues for the charity Life, for a while a staple of our discussions was the work of the Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Suk, who achieved international fame in 2004 for his apparent breakthroughs in embryonic stem cell technology. However, our presentations
August 24, 2020
The Catholic Church in Belgium has reported a significant rise in adult baptisms. CathoBel, the website of the Catholic Church in Belgium, reported Aug. 20 that 305 adults will be baptized this year, an increase of 61 compared to 2019. The number of adult baptisms has grown steadily from 143 in 2010, to 180 in
August 24, 2020
Archaeologists have uncovered a lost 13th century sacristy at Westminster Abbey along with the bones of hundreds of monks from an earlier burial ground. The team from Pre-Construct Archaeology had been doing work on the North Green of the Abbey when they came across the Great Sacristy built by Henry III in the 1250s. An
August 24, 2020
Christian charity is more than simple philanthropy, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday. Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square Aug. 23, the pope said: “Christian charity is not simple philanthropy but, on the one hand, it is looking at others through the eyes of Jesus Himself and, on the other hand,