This notorious 15th-century book gave instructions on spotting witches

by Melissa Chim, General Theological Seminary
Books have always had the power to cast a spell over their readers – figuratively.
But one book that was quite popular from the 15th to 17th centuries, and infamously so, is literally about spells: what witches do, how do identify them, how to get them to confess, and how to bring them to swift punishment.
As fear of witches reached a fever pitch in Europe, witch hunters turned to the “Malleus Maleficarum,” or “Hammer of Witches,” for guidance.

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Rubio Delays Nomination Of Pro-Abortion Radical Atul Gawande To Top Global Health Position

Sen. Marco Rubio delayed the nomination of pro-abortion radical Dr. Atul Gawande on Tuesday after President Joe Biden asked Gawande to serve as the assistant administrator of the Bureau for Global Public Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The Florida Republican, who sits on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations where he delayed the vote on the nomination, said Gawande’s extreme anti-life views are unacceptable and have no place in an agency that presides over the United States.
“Atul Gawande’s defense of infanticide is disqualifying,” Rubio said.

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Editorial: ‘Forever chemicals’ are everywhere. It’s time to rein them in

Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are a class of man-made chemicals that break down slowly in the environment, can accumulate in the human body and have been linked to all manner of negative health effects from cancer to high cholesterol.
But these “forever chemicals” are nearly impossible to avoid. They are, quite literally, all around us: in consumer products, from cosmetics and cookware to food packaging and firefighting foam; in our food supply; in the soil, air and water; and even running through our veins.

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What the Abortion Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About Fetal Experiments in Pittsburgh

Unethical and potentially illegal fetal organ harvesting is occurring at the University of Pittsburgh and its medical center, a panel of pro-life activists said last week.
The panel was organized by the Pennsylvania Family Council and held at the First Trinity Evangelical-Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsburgh.
The University of Pittsburgh, a self-styled fetal tissue “hub,” made headlines recently for experiments which grafted fetal scalps onto the backs of lab rats with funding from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Joe Manchin is making a big mistake about what it means to be ‘entitled’

Joe Biden’s human infrastructure bill (aka Build Back Better) promises the largest expansion of the social safety net since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It is also one of the most pro-women and pro-child bills in US history. Among its progressive provisions are expanded child tax credits, paid leave and assistance with childcare expenses.
According to Axios, one reason the bill has stalled in Congress is due to US Senator Joe Manchin’s demand that only one of these progressive provisions be included in the final version of the bill.

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The End of Infant Adoption

Ever since I entered what can generously be called my “mid-30s,” doctors have asked about my pregnancy plans at every appointment. Because I’m career-minded and generally indecisive, I’ve always had a way of punting on this question, both in the doctor’s office and elsewhere. Well, we can always adopt, I’ll think, or say out loud to my similarly childless and wishy-washy friends. Adoption, after all, doesn’t depend on your oocyte quality. And, as we’ve heard a million times, there are so many babies out there who need a good home.
But that is not actually true.

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The End of Infant Adoption

Ever since I entered what can generously be called my “mid-30s,” doctors have asked about my pregnancy plans at every appointment. Because I’m career-minded and generally indecisive, I’ve always had a way of punting on this question, both in the doctor’s office and elsewhere. Well, we can always adopt, I’ll think, or say out loud to my similarly childless and wishy-washy friends. Adoption, after all, doesn’t depend on your oocyte quality. And, as we’ve heard a million times, there are so many babies out there who need a good home.
But that is not actually true.

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It’s Time to Get Personal, and Nasty, With Vaccine Resisters

Plenty of highly produced primetime segments attempting to hammer home the ugly reality of COVID-19 have aired over the past year and a half. Plenty of public officials have pleaded, and reasoned and asked nicely. We’ve heard from people who, through no fault of their own, have suffered COVID-related catastrophe due to the actions of others. We’ve heard from people who, completely because of their own negligence, have suffered the effects of COVID and wish they could undo it.

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It’s Time to Get Personal, and Nasty, With Vaccine Resistors

Plenty of highly-produced primetime segments attempting to hammer home the ugly reality of COVID-19 have aired over the past year and a half. Plenty of public officials have pleaded, and reasoned and asked nicely. We’ve heard from people who, through no fault of their own, have suffered COVID-related catastrophe due to the actions of others. We’ve heard from people who, completely because of their own negligence, have suffered the effects of COVID and wish they could undo it.

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It’s Time to Get Personal, and Nasty, With Vaccine Resistors

Plenty of highly-produced primetime segments attempting to hammer home the ugly reality of COVID-19 have aired over the past year and a half. Plenty of public officials have pleaded, and reasoned and asked nicely. We’ve heard from people who, through no fault of their own, have suffered COVID-related catastrophe due to the actions of others. We’ve heard from people who, completely because of their own negligence, have suffered the effects of COVID and wish they could undo it.

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