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Teachings on sin changing? Priest in Ireland disagrees

Terry Mattingly For centuries, Irish Catholics have heard priests deliver sermons about sin, hell, repentance, grace and heaven. Times have changed, and an 80-year-old priest in County Kerry didn’t get the memo. “How will people know that God wants to forgive them if we don’t tell them?” said Father Sean Sheehy, preaching as a substitute…

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Popular fertility treatments linked to higher heart risks in women during delivery

Laura Williamson American Heart Association News A popular type of fertility treatment is associated with increased risk for serious cardiovascular complications in women at the time of delivery, longer hospital stays and higher hospitalization costs, new research finds. “It’s not necessarily that reproductive technologies are causing the cardiac complications,” said Dr. Erin Michos, senior author…

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Donald Trump cares about only one thing

Rich Lowry If Republicans haven’t noticed it already, their underperformance in the midterms offers yet another opportunity to realize what matters most to Donald Trump. What goal of the GOP was advanced by having candidates devoted to Trump’s “Stop the Steal” gospel? How did it contribute to the party to have Trump attacking one of…

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As cardiac arrest deaths fall, Black and rural communities lag

Thor Christensen American Heart Association News Cardiac arrest deaths have dropped significantly in the U.S., except in Black and rural communities, according to new research. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack can trigger cardiac arrest, but so can other heart and non-heart issues. Higher bystander CPR rates and improved…

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Diplomacy in Ukraine shouldn’t be politically incorrect

Rich Lowry Is it permissible to think about a potential diplomatic end to the Ukraine war? Judging by the reaction to a letter from House progressives advocating talks between the U.S. and Russia, the answer is emphatically “no.” The letter to President Joe Biden from 30 House progressives led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of…

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Civil war is not coming

Rich Lowry In two days at Shiloh in April 1862, the Union and Confederate armies altogether suffered 23,000 casualties, a shattering total that was the worst of the war to that point. If we aren’t on a path to the carnage of Shiloh, we are on a straight-line trajectory to a new civil war, at…

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What is Fog Reveal? A legal scholar explains the app some police forces are using

Anne Toomey McKenna University of Richmond (THE CONVERSATION) Government agencies and private security companies in the U.S. have found a cost-effective way to engage in warrantless surveillance of individuals, groups and places: a pay-for-access web tool called Fog Reveal. The tool enables law enforcement officers to see “patterns of life” – where and when people…

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Truth and reconciliation slow to arrive in U. S.

David Shribman Kanien’keha:ka raonatswa’tahtshera ne tewaa:raton. Tsi tiotahsawen ne tsi lohontsa:te tiotahsawen ne tewaa:raton ahontswa’te, ratina’tonhkhwa Shonkwaia’ti:son raotswa’tahtshera … OKA, Quebec — Pause for a moment at a heritage marker here, 100 miles from Ottawa, to read the history of the game of lacrosse in the Mohawk language, printed along with the French and English…

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The election deniers

Susan Estrich In an important survey, The Washington Post found that a majority of Republican nominees on the ballot for Senate, House and key statewide offices deny the results of the 2020 election. That’s some 299 candidates in all; and of those, 173 are running for safe seats, and another 52 are in close races.…

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