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The Holy Spirit: Wild and Wonderful

February 25, 2019

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  By Paul Oakes 23 February AD 2019 http://www.catholicstand.com/the-holy-spirit-wild-and-wonderful/ I’d never experienced the charismatic movement before, so I was somewhat excited when several months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a charismatic prayer group at my parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary. I was thrilled by the intensity of the group’s faith. Over the course […]

What Moral Relativism Really Says About Reality

February 25, 2019

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  By Cecily Lowe 25 February AD 2019 http://www.catholicstand.com/what-moral-relativism-really-says-about-reality/ Most of us, at some point, have encountered the demon of moral relativism, a philosophy claiming that every system of moral precepts (or lack thereof) is equally good, and adherence to one or another is merely a matter of personal preference. In other words, “Truth is […]

The Revolution behind the Sexual Revolution

February 25, 2019

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David Carlin Friday, February 22, 2019 https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/02/22/the-revolution-behind-the-sexual-revolution/ NOTE: In addition to Professor Carlin’s column below, please be sure to read Robert Royal’s latest report from Rome on developments at the Vatican’s summit on “The Protection of Minors in the Church.” As Bob writes, some of what’s being said and done may mostly be PR, but […]

Pros & Cons of Pentecostalism & Charismatic Catholicism

February 25, 2019

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Theological Roots of Pentecostal­ism By Donald W. Dayton Publisher: Zondervan Pages: 199 pages Price: $19.95 Review Author: James J. Thompson Jr. https://www.newoxfordreview.org/documents/book-review-pros-cons-of-pentecostalism-charismatic-catholicism/# James J. Thompson Jr. is a Nashville-area writer and Book Review Editor of the NOR. His latest book is The South, the Church and the Future. Having banished one strange tongue — Latin […]

Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data

February 23, 2019

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Emilee Rader | Feb 14 2019 https://www.mercatornet.com/connecting/view/most-americans-dont-realize-what-companies-can-predict-from-their-data/22176 Sixty-seven percent of smartphone users rely on Google Maps to help them get to where they are going quickly and efficiently. A major of feature of Google Maps is its ability to predict how long different navigation routes will take. That’s possible because the mobile phone of each […]

Empty Planet A new book is predicting global population collapse.

February 23, 2019

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Marcus Roberts | Feb 13 2019 https://www.mercatornet.com/demography/view/empty-planet/22170 As Shannon pointed out a couple of weeks ago, the shift from fears about global overpopulation to concern about population decline is starting to hit the mainstream media. While the UN Population Division’s predictions get the most press and are still foreseeing a global population expansion until the […]

The global decline in fertility is “simply astonishing”

February 23, 2019

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Will the world’s population really reach 11.2 billion in 2100? Shannon Roberts | Jan 29 2019 https://www.mercatornet.com/demography/view/the-global-decline-in-fertility-is-simply-astonishing/22126 Will the world’s population really reach 11.2 billion in 2100?  This week The Guardian provides a good summary of alternate world population projections which challenge this United Nations figure, and casts doubt on whether the world’s population will […]

We need to discuss teen depression and suicide

February 23, 2019

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The ‘epidemic of premature deaths’ needs our attention. Now. Sheila Liaugminas | Feb 14 2018 https://www.mercatornet.com/sheila_liaugminas/view/we-need-to-discuss-teen-depression-and-suicide/21022 These are adolescents and teens, feeling pressured beyond unnoticed breakpoints. The irony is, collectively, these young people who are committing suicide to escape pressures to perform mostly grew up shielded from failure. Some blame parents, plenty blame school systems, […]

34 elderly are dead. Why haven’t you read about it?

February 23, 2019

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What may turn out to be one of the biggest crimes in US history is being ignored Michael Cook | Feb 12 2019 https://www.mercatornet.com/careful/view/34-elderly-are-dead.-why-havent-you-read-about-it/22172 Abuse of the vulnerable and elderly is a vile crime. That’s why the alleged rape of a 29-year-old woman in a Phoenix, Arizona, healthcare facility made news around the world when […]

The 21st Century feminist fantasy: strong women, weak men, no children

February 23, 2019

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Rewriting classic fiction verges on churning out propaganda Ann Farmer | Jan 7 2019 Writer Andrew Davies, who has won general acclaim for his television adaptations of historical novels, including most famously Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, has complained in a new BBC 4 documentary that ‘it is now “compulsory” to have a leading lady […]