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How dangerous is the internet?

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How dangerous is the internet?

It’s an intriguing and maybe alarming fact that often the very things that can do most good can also do most harm. Doctors make the best poisoners, and a ‘drug’ can either cure or kill. […]

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Young Catholics in healthcare: Hope in Health weekend

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Young Catholics in healthcare: Hope in Health weekend

Are you a Catholic nurse or doctor, student nurse or medical student in your 20s or 30s? Do you ever feel that you need more support in combining your work and your faith? Our Hope […]

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How to turn your inbox from a threat into a source of renewal

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How to turn your inbox from a threat into a source of renewal

Sound psychological advice here from Eric Barker about how to use email to cultivate friendships and even to find a little bit of happiness each morning: On the subject of happiness: Every morning send a […]

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Is there a fundamental conflict between the Catholic faith and psychiatry?

Filed in Science by on July 6, 2014 14 Comments
Is there a fundamental conflict between the Catholic faith and psychiatry?

A review by Dr Anulika Igboaka of Catholicism and Mental Health by Pravin Thevathasan, Catholic Truth Society. This work sets out to explain why there should not be any conflict between Catholicism and Psychiatry. By providing an […]

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Do animals have morality?

Filed in Science by on May 29, 2014 1 Comment
Do animals have morality?

Christians and biologists have often, mistakenly, seen themselves as rivals. Both have argued as if there is a choice between science or religion: biology or revelation as sources of knowledge; evolution or God as explanations […]

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The foetal body-burning scandal: facing the truth of a throwaway culture

Filed in Science by on March 30, 2014 10 Comments
The foetal body-burning scandal: facing the truth of a throwaway culture

  An investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches has revealed that the bodies of thousands of miscarried and aborted babies have been incinerated as chemical waste, with some used to heat hospitals in a waste-to-energy scheme. The programme can be […]

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Mitochondrial transfer: science that crosses lines for no good purpose

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Mitochondrial transfer: science that crosses lines for no good purpose

Three-parent embryos are the most  high-profile recent development in reproductive technology, and an area where the UK is striving to take a leading role — hence the  government consultation on new rules to allow it. Scientists, […]

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What if the person you love doesn’t have a body?

Filed in Science by on February 18, 2014 1 Comment
What if the person you love doesn’t have a body?

Her, the new film by Spike Jonze, is a beautiful meditation on love, friendship, artificial intelligence, regret, virtual reality, surrogacy, time, gaming, grief, embodiment, self-creation, community, and the only half-acknowledged weirdness of falling in love […]

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A weekend for young Catholic nurses and doctors to reflect on issues of healthcare and faith

Filed in Science by on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
A weekend for young Catholic nurses and doctors to reflect on issues of healthcare and faith

Are you a Catholic nurse or doctor in your 20s or 30s? Would you like to share ideas about living your faith at work, in the context of prayer and friendship? Then join the Hope […]

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The dignity of the person as a foundation for healthcare ethics

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The dignity of the person as a foundation for healthcare ethics

A talk given by Prof David Jones from the Anscombe Bioethics Centre at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy, the first in a series about healthcare ethics.

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Nudge theory and the pro-life movement

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Nudge theory and the pro-life movement

In a recent post I explained how a successful set of ‘nudges’ can radically reorientate someone’s thinking and behaviour, and how the pro-life movement can learn from this. Many are vaguely familiar with ‘nudge’ theory. Originally […]

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Five years on from the HFE Act: whatever happened to cybrids?

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Five years on from the HFE Act: whatever happened to cybrids?

Five years ago last month, a highly contentious Bill that had ignited months of fierce debate across the country, finally received Royal Assent. The Bill in question was the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, which […]

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