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Given the delicacy and greatness of this ministry and the respect due to persons, the Church declares that every priest who hears confessions is bound under very severe penalties to keep absolute secrecy regarding the sins that his penitents have confessed to him,’ explains the Catechism. (photo: Unsplash)

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER: It’s imperative that Catholic leaders speak out against this latest blow to religious freedom and human rights in the Chinese territory.

‘Tacit Admission of Guilt’: Two Top Journal Editors Decline to Testify Before Congress on Scientific Censorship

The U.S. House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic invited the editors-in-chief of Nature, Science and The Lancet to testify on government interference in the peer-reviewed publication process. Only Science’s editor-in-chief participated in Tuesday’s hearing.

Tavistock clinic

An entire field of medicine aimed at ­enabling children to change gender has been “built on shaky foundations”, the chairwoman of an NHS review has concluded.

vigilant news cancer remission

A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has yielded groundbreaking results after a monoclonal antibody successfully eradicated rectal cancer in all enrolled patients, ushering them into complete remission without resorting to chemotherapy, radiation, or surgical interventions.

A new study using dental insurance records of 6.4 million adults in England found essentially no reduction in tooth decay for those living in fluoridated areas.

A new study using dental insurance records of 6.4 million adults in England found essentially no reduction in tooth decay for those living in fluoridated areas. It’s the largest ever study of the effects of fluoridation on the dental health of adults.

In the United States alone there are an estimated 1.5 million embryos in cold storage, equivalent to the population of the city of Philadelphia. (photo: Getty)

Until a couple of weeks ago, few believed that Democrats and Republicans were capable of uniting on any issue, let alone one so seemingly out of left field as in vitro fertilization. But here we are.

What prompted this sudden concern for the plight of couples struggling with infertility was a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court last month that embryos created through IVF are human persons ...

The Tavistock Centre runs the Gender Identity Development Service. Pic: PA

Children will no longer be prescribed puberty blockers at gender identity clinics, NHS England has confirmed.

Official data from Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia already show steep rises in euthanasia deaths last year

Canada has seen another record-busting year of euthanasia deaths, with a 35 percent rise to some 13,500 state-sanctioned suicides in 2022, an analysis of official data shows.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' hand-picked surgeon general has warned against getting the new COVID-19 booster vaccine that is expected to receive approval in the coming days.

Companies seeking to promote drugs for obesity, diabetes and heart conditions are among the biggest spenders. Photograph: Science Photo Library/Alamy

Observer investigation raises concerns about the influence of drugs companies in shaping patient care in services that use their products