The Roman Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have said that they are "shocked and disturbed" after the High Court in Belfast ruled that unborn babies are not human life.
"Having met with many parents whose unborn child with a life-limiting condition has lived for hours, days, weeks and even years, bringing immense happiness, we are profoundly shocked and disturbed at the judge's words that such children are 'doomed,'" the bishops responded in a statement on Monday, published by The Irish Times.
"The judge compounds this by saying that 'there is no human life to protect.' By any human and moral standard, these children are persons, and our duty to respect and protect their right to life does not change because of any court judgment," they added. more >>
Pope Francis has slammed fundamentalism across religions, but warned that there are many Roman Catholics who believe they have "absolute truth" and are fundamentalists themselves.
The Vatican leader took aim at fundamentalism within the Church during an in-flight press conference at the conclusion of his three-country tour of Africa, calling it a "sickness that is in all religions."
"We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church," the pope said, according to Catholic News Service. more >>
The Royal family has always been a reason to check the news as the family is known to be the standard of many families and people, in particular Kate Middleton, for her high-end fashion and all the controversies surrounding her life.
Just recently, rumors surfaced about the Duchess of Cambridge going nuts over documents she holds very dear. According to the rumor from Star Pulse, the Duchess' diaries dating back to when she was 11 years old have been stolen.
An insider reportedly said the journals held very important details about her relationship with Prince William, as well as her intimate moments with exes. It should be noted that Middleton dated Rupert Finch and Willem Marx before she started seeing Prince William. more >>
The Raspberry Pi Zero has piqued the interest of a lot of tech geeks and the $5 computer quickly sold out in less than 24 hours.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation's founder Eben Upton said they are still amazed at how their products continue to attract the interest of so many consumers. In just a day, they were able to sell 20,000 Pi Zeroes and 10,000 MagPi magazines that included a free Pi Zero, according to Ars Technica (AT).
"Right now it appears that we've sold every individual Zero we made... people are scouring the country for the last few Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury and Smiths branches that haven't sold out [of the MagPi magazine]," AT quotes Upton's statement to Wired. more >>
Newly crowned heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has no love for his fellow British fighter David Haye. Fury, who surprised everyone by defeating Wladimir Klitschko over the weekend, said that he might even resort to giving up one of his championship belts rather than fight the former champion Haye.
It seems like an interesting matchup especially for British boxing fans — two of the most formidable heavyweights in Europe who both bring in contrasting yet intriguing styles. Haye recently announced that he will be coming back after a brief hiatus from the sport, while Fury is currently on top of the division by grabbing all three belts from the Ukrainian Klitschko.
According to Fury, he's no way giving Haye another chance after the latter pulled out of their two previously scheduled fights, the most recent one in February 2013 when he was forced to undergo surgery to repair his shoulder. Speaking to The Guardian, the new heavyweight champ said that he even is willing to hand over his WBA belt. "Absolutely point-blank, I will say Haye will never get a chance after what he did to me. I will never give him a pay day," Fury said. more >>
A Swedish district court has reportedly ruled against blocking torrent site The Pirate Bay on its home turf.
On Friday, the District Court of Stockholm in Sweden ruled that Internet service providers (ISPs) cannot ban The Pirate Bay in the country. The request to block the file-sharing website was filed by Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music, Swedish Film Industry, and Nordisk Film, according to a local media report cited by ZDNet.
Based on the ruling, the copyright holders cannot hold local ISP Bredbandsbolaget responsible for copyright infringement nor force it to block The Pirate Bay in the country where it is currently hosted. The court explained that what they cannot blame the ISPs for customers' actions, West California News reports. more >>