An Ecumenical Ministry in the Parish of St Patrick's Catholic Church In San Diego USA


Friday, February 23, 2024

Towards a hybrid church


Inadvertent incest after IVF is real


A Connecticut woman, 39-year-old Victoria Hill, investigated her ancestry with a DNA test kit. To her dismay, she discovered that her father was not her biological father and that her real father was her mother’s doctor, Burton Caldwell. 

The Quality of Parent-Child Relationships in the USA

Rafael Manuel Tovar

Survey highlights that married parents report a greater quality of relationships with their children than those that have never been married, as do biological parents compared with other relatives. Parents with a conservative attitude report more harmonious and better quality of relationships with their children than do liberal or tolerant parents.

Idaho attorney general asks US Supreme Court to stop feds from forcing ER doctors to perform abortions


The Biden administration is attempting to use federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, to force emergency room doctors to perform abortions that are illegal under Idaho law.

USA: New Initiative Strives to Explain the Perennial Question: “What is Love?”


The Love Means More initiative is an ongoing campaign, based around a new website that takes a deep dive into the meanings of love.

Pakistani Supreme Court calls Muslim government’s report on attacks on Christians garbage. Bishop values commitment

John Pontifex

Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Samson Shukardin praised Pakistan’s highest court which threw out the government report on the attacks in Jaranwala where in a single day last August a mob torched more than 25 churches and up to 100 homes belonging to Christians.

Germany: impressive health of altar server ministry in the country’s churches

Joachin Meisner Hertz

Although the Catholic Church faces significant challenges in the post-Covid context, the commitment of altar servers and the continued response of Catholic youth reflect a vibrant and dynamic aspect of the religious community in Germany and beyond.

Towards a hybrid church, half digital, half face-to-face? In Korea they are considering it


The document, published on January 31st by the Korean Catholic Pastoral Institute of the national bishops’ conference, is based on a survey aimed at understanding the changes and perceptions among Catholics after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vatican issues stamp commemorating St. John Bosco’s dream


The stamp features an oil painting by the artist Mario Bogani from 1999, depicting the dream of the young John Bosco, who is taken by the hand by the Virgin Mary, with the presence of Jesus by his side. This dream profoundly marked the life of the saint and guided his future choices.

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