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Mathew Schmalz

Mathew Schmalz

Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross

I am a Roman Catholic scholar teaching at a Jesuit institution in Massachusetts. I am particularly interested in global variations of Catholic belief and practice.

Why religions of the world condemn suicide

Jun 13, 2018 01:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

The recent suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain have reminded all of us that, even for the wealthy, life can become too painful to bear. The sad truth is that suicide...

Is death penalty anti-Christian?

Apr 28, 2017 07:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

On Monday, April 25, two people convicted for murder were executed by lethal injections in Lincoln County, Arkansas. A few days prior to their execution another Arkansan convict was put to death. One more convict remains...

What changes when Pope Francis grants all priests the authority to forgive abortions

Dec 05, 2016 05:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

The Roman Catholic Church will allow priests all over the world to grant forgiveness for abortion. This announcement came from Pope Francis at the end of the Jubilee of Mercy a holy year dedicated to forgiveness. When...

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Economy

China’s manufacturing PMI for February likely to hit historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to hit an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

UK gilts gain ahead of BoE MPC members’ speeches

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Bank of Englands (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), all due to be delivered through this week, for...

German bunds mixed ahead of ECB President Lagarde’s speech, February employment report

The German bunds remained mixed during afternoon session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) Governor Christine Lagardes speech, due to be delivered today by 13:30GMT and the countrys employment report for...

Politics

Barack Obama wants a political ad that misused his voice taken down from South Carolina TV stations

Former President Barack Obama wants television stations in South Carolina to stop airing a political ad that used his voice. The ad is a smear campaign against Obamas former Vice President Joe Biden took his voice out of...

Ivanka Trump thanks India and PM Narendra Modi for the warm hospitality during her 2-day visit

Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trumps daughter and senior political adviser, was port of the POTUS delegation during his first two-day state visit to India. During her brief stay in the country, Ivanka regularly updated...

Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor makes absurd claims; Paula White alleges she’s visited heaven, met God

Donald Trumps spiritual advisor, Paula White, just made a series of absurd claims about visiting heaven, meeting God, and being asked to return to the White House. According to Political Flare, White uses her absurd...

Melania Trump's sister Ines became an American citizen last year alongside her parents

Melania Trumps sister, Ines Knauss, and their parents reportedly received their American citizenship last year. However, not much is known about Ines other than the fact that she and Melania are very close. According to...

Science

Asteroid: Space rock Earthbound in a span of 12 hours

Hundreds of asteroids may have flown by Earth in a span of almost two months in 2020, but NASAs asteroid trackers notice one more may be coming this way. The agency spotted an Earthbound space rock that is set to approach...

NASA: Mars probe discovers unusual glow in the Red Planet's night sky

Space agencies all over the world continue to explore the Red Planet in an attempt to further understand what it is made of and the possibility of living there in the future. NASAs InSight space probe recently discovered...

Asteroids: Expert warns of another Chelyabinsk asteroid could approach unnoticed

Back in 2013, the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia experienced an asteroid collision, injuring over a thousand people. According to an expert, such an asteroid collision may happen again as some asteroids can slip past the...

Archaeologists discover wall of human bones and skulls in Belgium cathedral

If history has shown us anything, it is that religious buildings or establishments related to a certain faith can be very haunting. A group of archaeologists found a haunting part of a certain cathedral in Belgium, made up...

Technology

Tesla Model Y delivery as early as March 15 is confirmed

Fans of electric vehicles who have ordered a Tesla Model Y will have something great to look forward to in March. Several customers shared online that they have finally received email confirmations from Tesla for the...

‘One Piece Pirate Warriors 4’ release date, gameplay: Boa Hancock, Dracule Mihawk, Emporio Ivankov, and Buggy teased by Bandai Namco

With the One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 release date less than a month away, Bandai Namco Entertainment released four trailers showing the gameplay of four new warriors that will be coming to the game. When the title arrives,...

ONE Esports ‘Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’ Invitational online qualifiers starts this May

Theres no doubt that Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is one of the most popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile games out there. In fact, MLBB is now one of the go-to titles for professional gamers in the...

Who can join the ‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ beta testing?

Blizzard Entertainment has released enough information about World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to keep the fans excited about the next expansion. However, the excitement can be a little frustrating sometimes, especially when...
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