Gregorian chant has been sung in the Catholic Church for centuries. But now, it seemed to have vanished. When people hear the phrase “Gregorian chant” these days, they either have no recollection of it, or they think of the only chants they ever hear: the Kyrie, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei during mass.
Refugee reception policies cannot be linked to a particular religion, as some countries have called for, says a new UN report, which stresses this is a principle with which the Holy See has expressed its full agreement.
The Catholic Church of India is going to have a new saint, Devasahayam Pillai. He is among the seven candidates from around the world who will be officially declared saints by Pope Francis at a canonization Mass in the Vatican on May 15, 2022. He was an upper-caste Hindu.
Ukraine is the capital of surrogacy in Europe: it is estimated that at least two thousand children are born in Ukraine every year on commission. One of the less frequently discussed consequences of the war is the danger to the lives of surrogate mothers and the inability of biological parents living abroad to come to pick up their born children.
The whole world is watching the doble-war of Russian federation during this three weeks. War with guns and missiles against Ukraine in their own territory and not as visible war against truth and free speech in Russia. Putin’s main weapons are image of rotten west and good Russia, eliminating sources of different opinions and creation of false reality.
A few weeks ago, Pope Francis urged journalists to remain faithful to the truth by always checking facts and respecting individuals, but perhaps it was a story that did not get the coverage it deserved. The Pope met with members of the International Catholic Media Consortium and was speaking in the context of the pandemic, but his words have a wider interest.
Sleep is essential for the body to function properly. There are many factors which affect the quality of sleep. The length of photosynthesis during the day, financial crisis, digital devices, Covid panic, and gut health take important parts of sleep.
In 1992 when the internet was still something new, American novelist Neal Stephenson described virtual reality: a virtual world, where people would use digital avatars to live, work and play online. He called it “Metaverse” – a blend of meta meaning Beyond and verse from the Word Universe. Today the tech giants like Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook are racing to claim the Metaverse, a virtual universe that will coexist with the physical one. Facebook has even changed its name to “Meta”.