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Humanity, ethics must be at center of AI technology, pope says

Humanity, ethics must be at center of AI technology, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The use of artificial intelligence in science and medicine must be guided by ethical standards that place humanity and the pursuit of the common good first, Pope Francis said.

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Dominican brothers use ultramodern means to teach order’s ancient music

Dominican brothers use ultramodern means to teach order’s ancient music

| February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dominican Brothers Stefan Ansinger and Alexandre Frezzato are teaching people to sing 800-year-old Gregorian chant through free weekly lessons on their YouTube channel called OPChant.

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In Detroit, families begin to see Sundays as a day of rest, togetherness

In Detroit, families begin to see Sundays as a day of rest, togetherness

| Michael Stechschulte | February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

There’s no such thing as the perfect Catholic family.

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Pope skips penance service with Rome clergy due to mild cold

Pope skips penance service with Rome clergy due to mild cold

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis did not attend a traditional penitential service with priests of the Diocese of Rome due to a mild cold, the Vatican said.

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A real Lent

A real Lent

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Liturgically, Lent is a season. Spiritually, some call it a way of life. Whether an inner journey or an in-house parish pilgrimage, however we move through Lent — through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, works of mercy and penance — all are a means to bring us to the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. This is a real Lent.

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Archbishop Naumann calls Senate rejection of pro-life bills ‘appalling’

Archbishop Naumann calls Senate rejection of pro-life bills ‘appalling’

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

By blocking two pro-life bills from going to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote, senators “failed to advance two critical human rights reforms that most Americans strongly support,” the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said late Feb. 25.

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Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

| Michael Swan | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L’Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.

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Protecting our identity as children of God

Protecting our identity as children of God

| Father Troy Przybilla | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Several years ago my car was broken into, and they stole a bag that contained all of my personal information.

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‘My life just isn’t as valuable as others’: Woman sues British government

‘My life just isn’t as valuable as others’: Woman sues British government

| Simon Caldwell | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A woman with Down syndrome will take the British government to court in an attempt to change a law that permits abortions up to birth of children considered to be “seriously handicapped.”

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Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ashes not only symbolize humanity’s frail mortality but are also a reminder of God’s infinite love of people, whom he created from dust, Pope Francis said.

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Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI

Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI

| Carol Glatz | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Pontifical Academy for Life has invited the leaders of Microsoft and IBM — two of the world’s leading developers of AI software — to sign a charter calling for an ethical framework and guidelines for the field of artificial intelligence.

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Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Feb. 24 upheld the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” that enforces the Title X rule banning taxpayer funds from being used to promote or provide abortion as family planning.

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