The invention of Rex, a bionic man with artificially created organs, helps us see why it is impossible for any machine to be a human being.
One of late actor Paul Walker's final movies - a thriller set to debut next week - is drawing praise for its life and family-affirming message.
A review of Cardinal Francis Arinze’s new book, The Layperson’s Distinctive Role Cardinal Francis Arinze’s new book, The Layperson’s Distinctive Role, explores precisely the role of lay people in politics, society, and the Church. It is a timely and necessary book.
The jointly funded project by ChildFund and the Australian government encourages intercultural awareness through the process of filmmaking. The winning films are being translated into nine different languages and shown in seven countries including Vietnam, Laos and Timor-Leste.
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:
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