Culture

A 12th-century Byzantine manuscript of the Hippocratic Oath

Basic Principles in Medical Ethics

by eCommunicator Western medicine was founded on our Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman heritage, where the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person are paramount for decision-making in patient care. Patients place their trust in physicians and nurses to care for them in a compassionate and ethical manner, and […]

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We forget Joseph toiled to find a place for Mary to give birth. We don’t remember how Our Lady suffered the wintry cold. We feel comfortable when we recall the cave where Christ was born. But it doesn’t cross our mind that the straw the Infant slept on “probably stank as old straw stinks in stables”. (Image St-Takla.org)

The Poorest of the Poor

by Anthony Esolen The Lord has commanded us to assist the poor. This is not an option. How shall we do it? One of the paradoxical results of obsessive political agitation is that it makes political discussions almost impossible. Imagine someone on a sickbed, afflicted with a disease that makes […]

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Here is Your Real Mission (Typeset by Nancy Dawson)

Here is Your Real Mission

by Rev. Sunday Bwanhot From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and […]

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Pentecostal revival sweeps parts of West Coast. (Image by Deseret News)

Are religious people happier, healthier? Our new global study explores this question

by Joey Marshall Studies have often credited religion with making people healthier, happier and more engaged in their communities. But are religiously active people better off than those who are religiously inactive or those with no religious affiliation? The short answer is that there is some evidence that religious participation […]

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Cancel culture prohibits growth (Image by Chris Young)

The Dangers of Canceling Culture

by Fr. George W. Rutler As with all forms of art, we do not judge them. They judge us. Were that not so, the National Statuary Hall should be filled only with images of angels. But, alas, there are even fallen angels. “There is no one righteous, not even one…” […]

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A volunteer received a coronavirus vaccine as part of clinical trials at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in June. (Image by Sechenov Medical University Press Office, via Getty Images)

Your Monday Briefing

by Isabella Kwai We’re covering Russian plans for a nationwide coronavirus vaccination campaign, Britain’s dilemma if President Trump loses in November and a far-right extremist group in Germany. Russia plans mass vaccination after shortened trials Russia is planning a nationwide vaccination campaign in October with a coronavirus vaccine that has […]

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South. (Image by Jorge Luis Baños:IPS)

Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

by eCommunicator Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some […]

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President Donald Trump participates in a law enforcement briefing on the MS-13 gang in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As the pandemic worsens, major retailers, grocery stores, and city and state leaders are making the tough decisions that the President has shirked

by eCommunicator President Donald Trump isn’t leading America much as its pandemic worsens. But that’s not stopping Walmart — along with Kroger, Kohl’s, and city and state leaders and officials — from making the tough decisions that the President has shirked. Source: Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Given Trump’s approach, […]

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