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October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020
Alton Towers Resort has defended its sale of Ouija boards and other occult items after a formal complaint was made. Both Ouija boards and Ouija skulls were recently available to purchase in the Halloween display at Gloomy Wood, a small “gothic” area of the Staffordshire theme park. A complaint was made by Wendy McCann, a
October 15, 2020
The latest US polls reveal President Donald Trump’s support is slipping amongst white Catholics in the run-up to the presidential election on November 3. Polling by both the Pew Research Center and Langer Research Associates show that Trump’s presidential rival, Joe Biden, has made significant gains amongst white Catholics, previously a crucial demographic of support
October 15, 2020
The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12
October 15, 2020
"We cannot allow a small unelected group of lawbreakers to decide what sacred symbols we Catholics or other believers may display," the archbishop said
October 15, 2020
Canada’s Catholic bishops have criticized the “potential overreach” of a proposed government ban on conversion therapy, arguing that the legislation’s “very disconcerting ambiguity” poses a threat to freedom of religion. On October 1, the Liberal Party government in Canada reintroduced a Bill, first put before the House of Commons on March 6, which would ban
October 15, 2020
The Lying Lives of Adults By Elena Ferrante (tr by Ann Goldstein) Europa Editions, 322pp, £20/$26 “One April afternoon, right after lunch, my husband announced that he wanted to leave me.” So begins Elena Ferrante’s 2004 novel The Days of Abandonment, plunging the reader into a domestic drama with a perfectly understated first line. In
October 15, 2020
A Polish princess of the 16th cen­tury, Katarina Jagellonica is an unlikely model for the 21st-century spouse. Yet, as mixed marriages increase and lawyers report a surge in divorce enquiries, there’s much to learn from her life, which was defined by both her Catholic faith and devotion to her Lutheran husband. This was a marriage
October 15, 2020
Where would you go? As it’s not an easy time to go abroad at the moment, I’d like to go somewhere in Wales. I’ve never been there but I want to after recently watching Coast, the TV show. It looks so beautiful, you can’t believe it. I flew over Wales once on the way to
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