The Vatican has sanctioned a retired Polish bishop for covering up the sexual abuse of children by clergymen, according to the Krakow archdiocese. Source: Vatican sanctions Polish bishop for covering up abuses
Deadly conflicts and loss of lives continue in military-ruled Myanmar with Christians and churches being targeted in attacks. In other Asian nations, people keep striving for recovery, freedom and rights amid natural and man-made calamities. Source: Four Catholics die in military attack on Myanmar church – UCA News
In a recent interview with the BBC, Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian who spent eight years waiting for execution on a trumped-up charge of blasphemy, recalled her mistreatment. She described how much of sham her “trial” was, and how she was not even allowed to say anything in her own defense. She talked about the… Read More Asia Bibi, the Nigerian Elders, and the Radical Nature of Christian Forgiveness | Opinion
PARIS: Say no to a handshake, refuse every peck on the cheek and definitely avoid hugging. Instead, try a direct gaze, or maybe a hand gesture. Source: Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi Opinion: I’m usually not one to follow the crowd. I like to think for myself… Read More Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi | + Opinion
Purists will come at me arguing that ‘hate’ is such a strong word, you should use something mild like ‘dislike’. First of all, nobody asked you! Get a grip! Haha, I’m … Source: I Hate – Banter Republic Opinion: Gosh, a little humor here. Sometimes we need it. Gottfried at Banter Republic is arguably one… Read More I Hate – Banter Republic | + Opinion
» Skip intro and go directly to Rabbi Maller’s article » I’m reading this piece from the perspective of a guy who dove pretty deep into Hindu mysticism and then converted to Catholicism after realizing the Hindu path wasn’t working for him. Today on Ash Wednesday 2020, I still feel the subtle influence of my… Read More Judaism For Hindus | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD.
Source: ‘Wells of Hope’: Christians, Muslims fighting trafficking together – Vatican News Opinion: One of the great scourges of our time. What you don’t hear in this report is that human trafficking can be linked to white-collar, transnational criminals. A few months ago I encountered a young woman with a faraway air about her, begging… Read More ‘Wells of Hope’: Christians, Muslims fighting trafficking together – Vatican News | + Opinion
» Skip introduction and go directly to Rabbi Maller’s article » My view of Mother Teresa has evolved over the decades. When I first visited her Mission in (what was then) Calcutta, it wasn’t very glamorous and I can see how critics have argued that Teresa may have misappropriated donations by denying patients basic medical… Read More The lesson of Mother Teresa: Becoming a Saint with hidden doubts | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark PhD
Karma Transfer is the idea, found especially in Hinduism, that the experiential effects of good and bad karma can transfer from one living being to another. In her study of Hindu mythology, the scholar Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty illustrates the belief that karma isn’t just about personal histories but can actually move and shift among many… Read More Karma Transfer – A spiritual dynamic not well understood by textbook psychiatry?