Internet Catholicism

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be brought to light. … Mark 4:22

Despite the advent of the world wide web into the homes of Catholics around the globe in the 1990s, Holy Mother Church has not changed. But the perceptions of Her have. And perhaps never so intensely as during this current COVID 19 intrusion into human history when personal fears have been heightened and intensified, sparking two particular impulses among Catholics.

One is the desire for comfort and solace amid the threat to life and health. The second is the desire for distraction from the tedium of home confinement and its stultifying TV fare. So now, more than ever, home computers, I-phones and the Internet have become a third rail for further distraction and an ever busier outlet for Catholics and non-Catholics alike to investigate Holy Mother Church, her history and her teachings circa 2020.

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Analysis: Will anything change on pro-choice politicians and holy communion?

Denver Newsroom, Aug 12, 2020 / 09:05 pm (CNA).-  

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been working from home these last few months, like a lot of people have. Biden has been campaigning from his house in Delaware: livestreaming interviews, appearing on radio shows, and releasing videos.

But now that Biden has selected a running mate, and is less than three months from election day, the candidate is expected to hit the road again —  while respecting social distance, of course.

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Too few safeguards, opponents of New Zealand euthanasia, assisted suicide bill say

CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- A New Zealand bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide does not have enough protections against the possible coercion of vulnerable people, opponents of the bill said at a recent public forum.

Renee Joubert, executive officer of advocacy group Euthanasia-Free NZ, said Aug. 10 that she is concerned that the End of Life Choice Act 2019 would allow doctors to counsel patients whom they barely know, allowing them to approve their requests for assisted suicide without properly screening for coercion or without even being required to meet with the patient in person.

“If (doctors and patients) have not met someone before it is hard to know if they have been coerced. If (consultations) can be by phone video not face-to-face then how can they tell if they are free from pressure, their abuser may be out of sight,” Joubert said, according to an article from the Timaru Herald appearing on Stuff, a New Zealand news website.

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