Adventist and Catholic News & Views 014 – 26 Sept 2020

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News and commentary on Adventism:

The miracle of HiroshimaAdventist News Network
We Catholics have our ideas about how a miracle saved a church and its occupants during the Hiroshima nuclear explosion. Adventists have a similar story.

Coronaviruses - electron microscopy
Coronaviruses – electron microscopy

Pregnant Mom Dying from COVID-19 and Premature Baby Saved by Loma Linda TeamAdventist Today
I get the impression that there are proportionally fewer Adventists who adopt a quack attitude to COVID. Which is surprising, given their leanings towards other conspiracy theories. Maybe I’m wrong.

Adventist Church Leaders Vote ‘One Humanity’ StatementAdventist Review Online
Abandoning tribalism and ethnocentrism should result in Adventists looking beyond their country of origin, the USA, for fulfillment of prophecy. It won’t.


News and commentary on Catholicism:

Baptism of Christ - Francesco Albani
Baptism of Christ – Francesco Albani

Worried your baptism might be invalid? Don’t be.Where Peter Is
We baptise” vs “I baptise” – the Vatican has said the former is invalid. WPI says not to worry (too much). They promote a better use of the principle of “Ecclesia supplet” than the restrictive view held by some.

Why Mark Galli, Former Editor-in-Chief of “Christianity Today,” Decided to Become CatholicWord on Fire
This is an interview with Mark Galli, a recent convert to Catholicism. “On September 13, 2020, Mark [Galli was] received into the Catholic Church.” … “Mark has served as a Presbyterian pastor, respected journalist, and most recently, editor-in-chief of Christianity Today.

Series: Pope Francis’ coronavirus catechesisAmerica Magazine
At least Pope Francis has not adopted a quack response to COVID-19 the way some other Catholics have.

Pope Francis: Make Coronavirus Vaccine Available to AllNational Catholic Register
At least Pope Francis has not adopted a quack response to COVID-19 the way some other Catholics have.

Pope Francis giving a polio vaccine
Pope Francis giving a polio vaccine

Vaccines, COVID19, And The Christian Obligation To Protect SocietyHenry Karlson
A rational Catholic response to vaccines for COVID-19.

Ready for the COVID Vaccine? An Orthodox PerspectivePublic Orthodoxy
Sensible comments from an Orthodox blog. No quackery involved.


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