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Why the 500th Jubilee of the Reformation is significant for Catholics

Note: This was an op-ed that was placed on the CRUX Website, being reposted here to show their thoughts on the Protestant Reformation. Joyce Ann Zimmerman CRUX [The following is paid advertising from the Sisters of the Precious Blood.] On October 31, 2017, the Christian world will celebrate the 500th […]

What common ground could Trump and Pope Francis find?

Elsie Harris Catholic News Agency When Pope Francis was asked last week about his upcoming meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump, he made headlines for answering that he always tries to look for common ground. Given that they have vocally disagreed on prominent issues in the past, what will the […]

Immigration, religious liberty and synod on agenda for bishops’ meeting

Rhina Guidos Crux The agenda is set for the U.S. bishop’s spring assembly June 14-15 in Indianapolis. At the meeting the bishops will cover a vast array of issues spanning from immigration to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, as well as the upcoming Synod of Bishops on […]

Optimism in the Vatican on the eve of Trump’s visit to Pope Francis

Gerald O’Connell America Magazine President Donald J. Trump and Pope Francis are scheduled to meet for the first time at 8:30 a.m., Rome time, on Wednesday, May 24. Vatican officials contacted by America, who spoke on condition of anonymity, consider the meeting of the utmost importance given the role of […]

Facebook offering “vulnerable teens” to advertisers shows it is willing to be used as a weapon

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Rob Beschizza BoingBoing Facebook was caught offering advertisers a direct line to psychologically vulnerable teens. Nitasha Tiku writes that this exposes the deeper danger of its insight into our lives: it’s not the data that’s the problem, it’s how it could be “weaponized in ways those users cannot see, and […]

Trump’s rhetoric on Islam takes significant steps in a Catholic direction

Charles C. Camosy CRUX The things Donald Trump said about Islam and Muslims during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle are likely still fresh in our minds. He rarely missed a chance to link Muslims to terrorism by using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” regularly calling out his political opponents for […]

Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

Dave Mosher Business Insider Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it’s the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room. But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and […]