30 January, 2020

Patients at new hospice in North Bay cannot have a medically assisted death

A group of North Bay doctors who help people end their lives wants the board of the new Nipissing Serenity Hospice to change its philosophy and allow medical assistance in dying.



Patients at new hospice in North Bay cannot have a medically assisted death | CBC News:

These are the most detailed images ever taken of the sun

Images from a powerful new telescope installed atop a volcano in Hawaii show the surface of the sun in the closest detail yet.



These are the most detailed images ever taken of the sun | CBC News:

The four popes: An insightful review of 'The Two Popes'

catholicsentinel.org:

Dorothy Day was a radical. Now many want the Vatican to make her a saint.

Dorothy Day was a radical. Now many want the Vatican to make her a saint. - The Washington Post:

28 January, 2020

As coronavirus spreads, churches outside China take preventive measures

The Chinese respiratory coronavirus has spread to almost every province in mainland China, which extended its Spring Festival holiday by three days to delay travel by up to 500 million people.



As coronavirus spreads, churches outside China take preventive measures:

15 January, 2020

Losing our Religion: America becoming 'pagan' as Christianity cedes to culture

Losing our Religion: America becoming 'pagan' as Christianity cedes to culture - Washington Times

The Two Popes: Baloney, Brilliantly Acted

The Two Popes: Baloney, Brilliantly Acted | George Weigel | First Things

Did Astronomers Just Discover Black Holes from the Big Bang?

Did Astronomers Just Discover Black Holes from the Big Bang? - Scientific American

Convent's closure marks end of an era

Many thanks, prayers of gratitude, and best wishes to this beautiful community of women who so ably served in virtually every corner of our diocese throughout the past 100 years. I am saddened to see them have to take this step, but it is understandable given their current situation. May the Good Lord grant them the fullness of his abundant grace as they transition to what appears to be their last mission among us here in the Pembroke Diocese.



Convent's closure marks end of an era | CBC News

Pope Francis: Authority is not in commanding but in consistent witness

Pope Francis: Authority is not in commanding but in consistent witness | ICN

07 January, 2020

China Announces New Crackdown on Religious Freedom

China Announces New Crackdown on Religious Freedom: The new “Administrative Measures for Religious Groups ” will control every aspect of religious activity within China, and will mandate that all religions and believers in China comply with regulations issued by the Chinese Communist Party, which must be acknowledged as the higher authority.

Morality of drone warfare questioned after attack on Iranian general

Catholics working to shape public policy in favor of peace, collaboration and nonviolent alternatives to war expressed concerns that the drone strike killing Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani likely will fuel an escalating tit-for-tat series of responses that would engulf the Middle East in war.



Morality of drone warfare questioned after attack on Iranian general:

How war bypasses morality

Ironically, it is in times of crisis when we can be least likely to step back and compare our words and actions against our moral convictions.



How war bypasses morality - Religion News Service:

God rested. Why can't clergy take a break?

As someone who was fortunate enough to have been able to take a few months last year for a sabbatical to go study for a semester at a Seminary/Pontifical Institute in Baltimore, MD... St. Mary's. It is not much of an exaggeration to say that the experience saved my vocation as a functional parish pastor as after 30+ years of ministry, I was running on fumes. Since my return, my spiritual 'gas tank' has been replenished and I am truly enjoying my ministry as I did when I began.



This article makes the argument that sabbaticals are an essential tool that needs to be offered to all clergy so that they can properly and fruitfully work in God's vineyard. It's well worth the read!!



God rested. Why can't clergy take a break? - Religion News Service:

05 January, 2020

Are Targeted Drone Strikes Allowed Under Just-War Theory?

Are Targeted Drone Strikes Allowed Under Just-War Theory?: On Tuesday the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was stormed by a crowd of thousands of protesters and Iran’s head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, Qasem Suleimani was alleged to have been behind the attacks.

03 January, 2020

Media coverage about Andrew Scheer’s faith hurt him with voters: Angus Reid poll

Media coverage about Andrew Scheer’s faith hurt him with voters: Angus Reid poll | National Post

Take-Aways from the Pope's "Great Swat" of New Year's 2020

Take-Aways from the Pope's "Great Swat" of New Year's 2020

Over 200 Members of Congress Urge Supreme Court to Reconsider Roe v. Wade

Over 200 Members of Congress Urge Supreme Court to Reconsider Roe v. Wade

Pope Francis: Solidarity, Subsidiarity Needed to Provide Medical Care to All

Pope Francis: Solidarity, Subsidiarity Needed to Provide Medical Care to All

Pope Francis begins the most important year of his pontificate

Pope Francis begins the most important year of his pontificate - La Croix International

Pope Francis apologizes for slapping woman's hand: I set 'bad example'

Pope Francis apologizes for slapping woman's hand: I set 'bad example' - Washington Times

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