August 21, 2019 Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

 An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, in a decision cheered by scores of abuse survivors and victims’ advocates demonstrating outside the court. A unanimous jury in December found Pope Francis’ former finance minister guilty of molesting two 13-year-old […]

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August 20, 2019 The History of Christmas Trees

The History of Christmas Trees

Many historians and anthropologists agree that the history of christmas trees begins in post-primeval times, just as agricultural societies were developing across the globe. Christmas did not exist. It was simply, in one culture or another, a pagan celebration of the winter solstice. The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year which usually […]

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