"When the clergy hold themselves above the rules, we call that clericalism, a sin that you have loudly denounced."
Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid growing criticism
ROME (AP) — A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways Wednesday despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting.
Francis shunned a...
"Cuomo said religious leaders would have to agree to follow existing rules and become 'a full partner in the enforcement of the rules.'"
"We’ll close the institutions down"
Oct 5, 2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Monday the state could move to shut down religious institutions that do not agree to comply with restrictions on mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo said state officials would take over enforcement of mandates such as building capacity limits,...
Having a pet – or even being a birdwatcher – is linked to better mental outlook during virus crisis |
Sep 25, 2020 |
University of York, UK – Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.
Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period. (23 March - 1 June,...
"Over 6 months of follow-up, investigators noted that participants in the intervention group were able to improve their lifestyle and had higher cognition scores than those in the control group."
Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline |
Sep, 10, 2020
Wiley – Results from a new study suggest that lifestyle changes may help to improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline that precedes dementia.
In the study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 119 individuals...
"A healthy society is one that takes care of everyone's health."
Pope Francis calls health of all a 'common good'
Sep 09, 2020
The Associated Press, VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis arrived at his weekly general audience wearing a face mask and used hand sanitizer before appealing for the faithful to look out for the health of others as well as themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
Francis took off the mask as his car pulled into the San...
"New research shows U.S. adults who experience common symptoms of anxiety and depression are at greater risk of delaying medical care and not receiving non-COVID-19 medical care amidst the pandemic."
Anxiety and depression are associated with medical care avoidance during the pandemic
September 3, 2020
University of Toronto – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been empirical and anecdotal reports of declines in both emergency and ambulatory medical visits.
However, little research has been conducted...
"West's attention-grabbing presidential bid is ... dogged by repeated questions about the campaign's tactics the candidate's mental health."
CNN reports rapper's publicity stunt as political news while conceding he may have mental health problems
CNN Politics – Kanye West is on the ballot in Minnesota and Tennessee but just missed the filing deadline in Wisconsin.
Missouri said his petition lacked more than 3,400 valid signatures, but he's gone to court in a last-ditch attempt to...
"Healthy anger, as a response to injustice or unfairness, can motivate one to act in a productive manner ... Where the anger becomes unhealthy is if our fantasies of vigilante justice and revenge-seeking eat up our cognitive space to the point where we have no room for anything else. It becomes unhealthy ... if I actually follow through on my superpower wishes." – Mark Schiffman, Psy.D.
Vigilante calls before Kenosha attack
"I just killed somebody." – Kyle Rittenhouse
"There is no power given to the government to make those calls against us."
| CA pastor defies Gov. Newsom's new restrictions
Pastor John MacArthur speaks out against coronavirus restrictions.
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Baptist pastor ‘shocked’ after being fired for transgender reveal
| Fox News – A pastor in Canada was fired for "theological reasons," her church said, after coming out as transgender in an online sermon.
The Rev. Junia "June" Joplin, who is originally from North Carolina, surprised some in June with the announcement at Lorne Park Baptist Church in Mississauga, Ontario, during a service held online due to the coronavirus lockdown.
"I want you to hear me when...
“Words can not describe how I feel right now, I am devastated and sick to my core about the sad and sudden passing of Katia.” – Skating partner Harley Windsor
Epilepsy, depression eyed in death of Russian skater
New York Post – The heartbreaking details surrounding the death of Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya have started to emerge.
Alexandrovskaya died in Moscow on Friday after falling from a sixth-floor window, according to her coach Andrei Khekalo.
The 20-year-old, who...
"Purkey's lawyers had argued his condition had deteriorated so severely that he didn't understand why he was being executed."
US executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementia
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed.
Wesley Ira Purkey, 68, was put to death...
'Right to privacy remains sacred'
Judge denies media request to unseal files on Saints owner
July 15, 2020
AP – A judge has denied a request by news organizations including The Associated Press to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give his third wife ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises.
The news outlets argued public interest in the 2015 case had been heightened...
Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27.
Presley's representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement Sunday to The Associated Press that she was "heartbroken" after learning about the death of her son Benjamin Keough. He is the grandson of the late Elvis Presley.
TMZ reports that Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in Calabasas, California.
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