Category: Culture

Tower of Babel

The City of Babel: Yesterday and Today

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:4, NIV We all know the story. It is as old as the Bible itself. And it is as new […]

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Ancient Christian structures built with basalt rock or carved in the rock face and mudbrick buildings were dated back to between the fourth and seventh centuries AD. (Photograph by The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP/Getty Images)

Archaeologists discover ancient church and temple in Egypt

Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to the early Coptic era. Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the remains of Christian ruins in Egypt’s Western Desert, revealing monastic life in the region in the fifth century AD according to the Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The church was built in the ruins of the Roman […]

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Which side of Acts chapter 1 are you on?

Which Side of Acts 1 Are You On?

Which side of Acts 1 are you living on when you wake up each morning? (Photo| ECWA Archieve) Are you living on the right side of
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Elderly in a Wheelchair (Image by Kevin Phillips )

Pushing the Elderly Out of Sight

It is both an underappreciated detail and a morbid irony that, as it celebrates the presidential inauguration of a man nearing his ninth decade on earth, the American Left shows more scorn than ever for the elderly and old age. Take, for instance, Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and the brother of Obama’s White House chief of staff, whom Biden named […]

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“Generation Biometrique” no. 5 (2008- 2013), Abdoulaye Konaté

Abdoulaye Konaté, A Great Contemporary African Artist of his Time

Abdoulaye Konaté, born in Diré, Mali in 1953, studied painting at the Institut National des Arts in Bamako and then the Institut Supérieur des Arts, Havana, Cuba, where he lived for seven years before returning to Mali. Abdoulaye Konaté is a Malian artist who combines hanging, assembly, dyeing and sculpture to achieve high recall and strong presence in space. With […]

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2020 Electoral Map by State

Why the Partisan Divide? The U.S. Is Becoming More Secular—and More Religious

& Hal R. Boyd & Jason Carroll From a global pandemic and nationwide protests to a contested presidential election, this year seems tailor-made to expose America’s partisan fault lines. Those hoping for a blue or red wave to unite the country on election night were undoubtedly disappointed. What the returns revealed instead was a divided electorate. Even before the election […]

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A 12th-century Byzantine manuscript of the Hippocratic Oath

Basic Principles in Medical Ethics

Western medicine was founded on our Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman heritage, where the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person are paramount for decision-making in patient care. Patients place their trust in physicians and nurses to care for them in a compassionate and ethical manner, and we have a moral obligation to properly fulfill that role. Although the […]

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We forget Joseph toiled to find a place for Mary to give birth. We don’t remember how Our Lady suffered the wintry cold. We feel comfortable when we recall the cave where Christ was born. But it doesn’t cross our mind that the straw the Infant slept on “probably stank as old straw stinks in stables”. (Image by  Br. Josemaría Guzmán-Domínguez, O.P.)

The Poorest of the Poor

The Lord has commanded us to assist the poor. This is not an option. How shall we do it? One of the paradoxical results of obsessive political agitation is that it makes political discussions almost impossible. Imagine someone on a sickbed, afflicted with a disease that makes the lightest touch upon the skin feel like a thorn or a lighted […]

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Wuhan Strives To Return To Normal. But Scars From The COVID-19 Pandemic Run Deep (by Charlie Campbell/TIME)

Wuhan Strives to Return to Normal, But Scars From the Pandemic Run Deep

Every year, on Aug. 25, China celebrates the Qixi Festival, the nation’s equivalent of Valentine’s Day. Rooted in a mythical romance between an oxherd and weaver girl, it’s when romance blooms and gooey-eyed sweethearts exchange overpriced trinkets. Wuhan Strives To Return To Normal. But Scars From The COVID-19 Pandemic Run Deep (by Charlie Campbell/TIME) No new cases are reported in […]

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Here is Your Real Mission (Typeset by Nancy Dawson)

Here is Your Real Mission

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. Acts 17:26-27 […]

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