Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body loses its ability to manufacture insulin. It’s an extremely serious condition that must be treated in order for life to be preserved. But it can only be treated, not cured. Until now, it seems. A new technique has been developed using a person’s own […]
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A reader writes: I am sick and tired of hearing (reading) carbon offsets compared to papal indulgences. I just got done teaching my 7th graders (I homeschool) chapter 33 of the St. Joseph Balt. Cat #2 on indulgences. And, while I am a fairly well read and knowledgeable convert, I just don’t feel I am […]
Jimmy’s 3D Mars Man post reminded me of those 3D posters that were popular for a while back in the ’80s/’90s. They usually resembled a cross between the white noise on your TV screen and some kind of LSD trip (at least, from what I hear). It was said that if you looked at the […]
It’s something you’ve probably seen before. Don’t recognize it? Try whipping on a pair of red-and-blue 3-D glasses, since this is a 3-D photo of it. Don’t have any handy? Me, either. Try letting your vision fuzz over and see if it’s familiar. Still need help? ANSWER HERE. It’s the face on Mars, and was […]
It’s true! GET THE STORY! NOTE: Fortunately, it seems to be white kryptonite, which is only deadly to plants, so our planet’s Kryptonian defender seems to be safe. . . . for the moment!
My car is a wonder of modern American disposable engineering. A cheap compact with no frills and over 140 thousand miles, it astounds and delights me every time the engine cranks over (I am part Scot). Lately, in addition to various other mysterious signs of aging, the speedometer just stops working at random. Mostly it […]
John Allen maintains that the motu proprio liberalizing the use of the Tridentine rite of Mass is real and should be out soon. EXCERPT: An April 3 letter from Cardinal Walter Kasper, who among other things heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, responds to concerns from the International Council of Christians […]
Yesterday’s post about the International Theological Commission publishing its document on limbo called to mind the distinction between an official document of the magisterium and an advisory document that the Holy See has given permission to publish. Lots of advisory documents get written and, while permission to publish them does signal at least a somewhat […]
The document that the International Theological Commission has been working on concerning limbo has now been published. AS ANTICIPATED, it casts doubt on the doctrine of limbo without claiming anything certain regarding the fate of infants dying without baptism, instead encouraging an attitude of hope regarding their salvation. This is in line with the development […]