Trial begins for ex- Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

Two former top Vatican hospital officials appeared before a Vatican court for a pretrial hearing on allegations of embezzlement. Giuseppe Profiti, who was president of Bambino Gesu hospital from 2008 to 2015, and Massimo Spina, the former treasurer, appeared with their lawyers before Vatican magistrates July 18 in a nearly two-hour preliminary hearing, led by the presiding Vatican judge, Paolo Papanti-Pelletier. A court clerk read the charges, which the Vatican had made public July 13: Profiti, 55, and Spina, 57, were accused of an illicit appropriation and use of funds…

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Incredible! Unborn Babies Start Learning Language is the Womb

A study has shown that unborn babies can tell the difference between someone speaking to them in English or Japanese. Researchers using non-invasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center to measure changes in fetal heart rate found that babies in the womb can distinguish between two rhythmically different languages. A bilingual speaker made two recordings of a passage, one in English, and one in Japanese, which were played to the unborn babies. They found that the foetal heart rates changed when they heard the unfamiliar, rhythmically distinct…

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Reading for Thursday, Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr. Liturgical Colour: green/red First Reading : (Exodus 3: 13-20) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 105: 1 and 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27) Gospel: (Matthew 11: 28-30)

First Reading : (Exodus 3: 13-20) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 105: 1 and 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27) Gospel: (Matthew 11: 28-30)   First Reading : (Exodus 3: 13-20) Moses said to God: Lo, I shall go to the children of Israel, and say to them: The God of your fathers hath sent me to you. If they should say to me: What is his name? what shall I say to them? God said to Moses: I AM WHO AM. He said: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: HE WHO IS, hath…

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Woman Dies After Husband Forces Her to Have Four Abortions to Get a Son

Four baby girls and their mother reportedly are dead in China after a man allegedly forced his wife to have four sex-selection abortions. Sex-selection abortions and a preference for sons has caused a population crisis in China. Coupled with China’s oppressive population control measures, which limit families to one or two children, the country is missing millions of girls to abortion and infanticide. In the new case, the Daily Mail reports a woman named Yueyue allegedly died in Shengangzhen, China after her husband forced her to abort four unborn baby girls in…

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Catholic layman arrested in connection with smashed crosses and desecrated cemetery in Goa

A 54-year-old Catholic layman has been arrested for the desecration of a Catholic cemetery and smashing of at least 11 crosses in the past month. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão said that the vandalism was “designed by vested interests to provoke communal discord and promote religious hatred.” Father Savio Fernandes, executive director of the Council for Social Justice and Peace, questioned whether a layman of that age could have been responsible for all the crimes. “All the attacks have been executed with heavy steel implements directed at the bases of the…

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AT THY FEET I HUMBLY BOW …

AT THY FEET I HUMBLY BOW … The queen of Sheba came from the Southern Arabian Kingdom to learn from king Solomon’s wisdom. Solomon’s wisdom had a source. The elders in Jerusalem did not consider it a waste of time listening and discussing with a lad of twelve who was found by his parents after three days. O what foolishness is man’s wisdom before Wisdom. O how magnified the foolishness of God’s wisdom over the wisest wisdom of men. Who can empty the waters of an Ocean into a bucket?…

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