Covid lockdowns turn loneliness into a killer

By Emma Hogan in THE TIMES, 15 October 2020 It all feels drearily familiar. From next Monday, in Italy, private parties of more than ten people are likely to be banned. Tougher restrictions are being mooted elsewhere. At home, the stand-off between Boris Johnson and his scientific advisers over a “circuit-breaker” lockdown is eerily reminiscent…

Scripture scholar John Wijngaards lays out the reasons to ordain women

By Hille Haker in The National Catholic Reporter (USA), 3 October 2020 WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH YOU IN CATHOLIC COLLEGE: WOMEN IN THE PRIESTHOOD AND THE MIND OF CHRISTBy John Wijngaards216 pages; Acadian House$16.95 In a small, very readable and well-argued book, John Wijngaards presents his decadeslong research on women's ministry. The reader of What They…

Vatican reaffirms opposition to euthanasia

by Joshua J. McElwee in The National Catholic Reporter (USA), 22 September 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is firmly reiterating its objection to the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, calling the intentional killing of sick patients an "intrinsically evil act" akin to murder and warning that legislators who approve such laws "become accomplices of a…