Archive of November 22, 2018

Human freedom is a gift from God, Pope Francis says

Nov 22, 2018 - 11:05 am .- To be able to take “risks” in helping others is a gift of the freedom received from God the Father and revealed through Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said in a video message Thursday.

Embryonic IQ tests could ‘screen’ for less intelligent children, firm says

Nov 22, 2018 - 08:30 am .- A company claims to have developed a new test that will permit parents to test and screen embryos for intelligence during the process of in vitro fertilization. The development could lead to increased commodification of human life, a Catholic University of America professor has said.

Dinners, deliveries and drives: how some Catholics serve up Thanksgiving for the poor

Nov 22, 2018 - 03:00 am .- While many will gather for Thanksgiving this year around tables filled with food and family, the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul has set out to make sure that the poor and homeless will also experience a holiday filled with community.