Mennonite, Evangelical Families Want Right to Run For-Profit Companies According to Their Religious Beliefs
An openly homosexual columnist in Ireland has written a piece blasting his country for considering same-sex marriage, warning the state has no business reinventing the family and undermining children’s “right” to a mother and father.
“Confession is not a torture chamber, it is a celebration of the day of Baptism,” Pope Francis told his weekly audience on Wednesday, November 13. The Pope devoted his catechetical talk to the phrase from the Creed: “I believe in one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.” Baptism, he said, is “the act of birth of a Christian in the Church.” The entire mission of the Church, he added, could be summed up as “to evangelize and to forgive sins through sacramental Baptism.”
Is it possible to pray always?
Pope Francis was not expecting a welcome like this for Wednesday's General Audience: a Medieval reenactment group from southern Italian city of Carovigno.
Currently, the Hong Kong fertility rate is one of the lowest in the world at around 1.1 children per woman (remember, the rate at which each generation replaces itself naturally is about 2.1 children per woman). With this fact in mind, it is understandable that the Hong Kong government is trying to think up ways to encourage people to have more babies. But, after reading this piece by Alice Wu in the South China Morning Post, I can also see why the issue of low fertility is unlikely to go away anytime soon. Wu thinks that the reasons for the “ridiculously low birthrate” are as “obvious as they are numerous”. In large part, they can be put down to housing affordability:
Pope Francis on Sunday invited anyone with a burdened conscience to approach God the Father, assuring that "there is no sin or crime of any sort that can erase any one of God's children from his memory and from his heart." The Holy Father offered this reflection during his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square.
A woman who is carrying twin girls with a fatal foetal abnormality has appealed to the Northern Ireland Minister for Health Edwin Poots to allow her have an abortion in Northern Ireland.
An Australian psychologist has won a UK award to research the influence of a woman's menstrual cycle on treatment for anxiety.
When Captain Phillips left Vermont that spring day in 2009, it was just another trip for "the company." Merchant sea captains work six months on, six months off. They pick up ships in ports all over the world and deliver cargo though fog and weather on the high seas. Then they go home to tend the tomatoes and mow the lawn or to shovel snow and stack the firewood, depending on the job, the rotation, the company.
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