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When Steve Jobs released his MP3 player, did he realise that he was putting a time machine into our pocket? PICTURE: Yuriy T/iStockphoto When I listen to Pray for Rain’s self-titled ‘92 debut album, I’m taking back to my college dorm as a university student just trying to make my way in the world. When […]

Quick facts – Key moments in King Charles III’s coronation

Members of the military take part in a full overnight dress rehearsal of the Coronation Ceremony of Britain’s King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort in London, Britain, on 3rd May, 2023

London, UK Reuters From the religious symbolism of his anointment to the moment when the crown is placed on his head, what are the highlights to look out for during the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday? Coach processionA grand procession by the royals in historic coaches through central London is always a highlight […]

Religious groups are “making a joyful noise” with outdoor instruments

US Cross Tracks Church in Liberty Hill Percussion Play

RNS After a beloved choirmaster of a Texas church died in 2020, her congregation wanted to honour her in a unique way. The committee of Cross Tracks Church, a United Methodist congregation in the Austin suburb of Liberty Hill, dedicated a memorial garden to Louine Noble and has outfitted it with bright-coloured, weather-hardy instruments that […]

Dumping plastic in waterways is “criminal”, Pope says in TV interview

Vatican Pope Francis World Day for Consecrated Life

Vatican CityReuters Dumping plastic in waterways is “criminal” and must end if humanity wants to save the planet for future generations, Pope Francis said in a television interview on Sunday. In the hour-long interview on state broadcaster RAI’s Channel 3, Francis also reiterated some of the key themes of his papacy, condemning excessive spending on […]

Pope slips out of Vatican to visit record shop, gets CD

Italy Rome Pope at record shop

Rome, ItalyAP Pope Francis grew up listening to the opera on the radio, is a fan of Argentine tango and thinks Mozart “lifts you to God”. But it still came as a something of a shock to see the 85-year-old pontiff coming out of a downtown Rome record shop late Tuesday with a CD in […]