By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow - Dr. John Pierce is with the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a spokesman for the Christian Medical Association. He reports to OneNewsNow the survival rate across the various categories of premature babies in the study, the earliest 22 to 27 weeks… "Fifty-five percent [of those born preterm] survived and did well into adulthood without any big medical complications," he observes. "That compares really pretty favorably with babies who are born to term who had a chance of 63 percent who didn't have medical problems."
By Msgr. Charles Pope - Continuing a look at lesser-known Advent Hymns, we come to the marvelous and sweeping hymn Veni Redemptor Gentium (Come Thou Redeemer of the Nations), written by St. Ambrose in the 4th century. It is more widely known by the title “Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth.” Sadly, it is not often sung in Catholic parishes today. Most Catholics I’ve asked have never even heard of it… One of the beautiful things about the ancient Latin hymns is how richly theological they are. Not content to merely describe an event, they give sweeping theological vision and delve into its more hidden mysteries.