Daily Archives: 23/11/2010

Did the Pope “justify” condom use in some circumstances? No!

Did the Pope “justify” condom use in some circumstances? In a word: No. Has the Catholic Church’s teaching on condom use changed? In a word: No. Despite the hundreds of media reports to the contrary. For those who still haven’t … Continue reading

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King Solomon’s mines, did they really exist — in southern Jordan?

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) professor reveals evidence about King Solomon’s mines Thomas Levy, a UCSD professor of anthropology and Judaic studies, has pioneered three highly sophisticated digging excavations in an area called Khirbat en-Nahas, located in southern Jordan … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

There are no atheists in foxholes — nor on deathbeds

Hungary’s communist leader Kádár summoned priest before dying  Hungary’s last communist leader János Kádár met a priest at his own request shortly before he died, former Hungarian Prime Minister Miklós Németh revealed on Tuesday, two decades after Kadar’s death. “Aunt Mariska … Continue reading

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More than half of British young people have never heard of the King James Bible

More than half of young people have never heard of the King James Bible The survey showed that fifty-one per cent of under-35s did not know what the Authorised Version was, compared with 28 per cent of over-55s. The Authorised … Continue reading

Posted in History

Jewish pundit Jonah Goldberg says: “Pope Benedict’s reasoning is perfectly sound”

“This pope plays it right” says Jonah Goldberg of the Los Angeles Times. What Benedict said in a book-length interview is that in certain circumstances, using a condom would be less bad than not using one.  To use Benedict’s example, a … Continue reading

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