Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 20 March 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, Did you hear about the elderly man in Italy who was in isolation with his wife for fourteen days?  He died.  She strangled him.  (That’s a joke, maybe a bad one.) Or is laughing outlawed too?  Never … Read More

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 10,000

A concourse at Sky Harbor Airport is unusually empty as airlines cut flights due to the coronavirus outbreak, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix. THE LATEST: Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 10,000 Trump Touts Two Drugs for Coronavirus Treatment South Korea’s … Read More

Coronavirus testing is starting to get better — but it has a long way to go

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SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Friday morning a ray of light cracked through the ominous cloud of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus: The Swiss health care giant Roche introduced a new test for the virus that could be run more … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 13 March 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, If you thought you were going somewhere to do something, forget it.  In the continuing strategy of never letting a crisis go to waste, it seems that there’s no point in waiting to see the extent of … Read More

The rise of fundamentalist Catholicism

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Cardinal Raymond Burke applauds during a news conference at the Italian Senate on Sept. 6, 2018, on the first anniversary of the death of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) (RNS) — It is normal and customary to identify Pope … Read More

Pope Francis celebrates mass on his own amid concerns over coronavirus outbreak

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The Holy See live-streamed Francis’ Mass amid coronavirus concerns ( Vatican ) Pope Francis has celebrated morning mass by himself in the chapel of the Vatican hotel where he lives amid concerns around the coronavirus outbreak. The Holy See live-streamed Francis’ Mass … Read More

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