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J.R.R. Tolkien: A new look at the literary giant’s contribution to the Jerusalem Bible(0)

September 26, 2017

Did you know that the same author who wrote about hobbits, elves and orcs also translated the Book of Jonah for the Jerusalem Bible? J.R.R. Tolkien, best known for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, was asked in 1957 to contribute to a new translation of the Bible coming out of England. The task was led by […]

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The Eucharistic miracle of Sokolka: The host is tissue from heart of a dying man

Aletetia: Laboratory analyses confirm that the structure of the cardiac muscle fibers and the structure of the bread are intertwined in a way impossible to reproduce by human means. Every day, on the altars of Catholic churches around the world, the greatest miracle possible takes place: the transformation of bread and wine into the true […]


After 500 Years, Reformation-Era Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency

Pew Research: As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, new Pew Research Center surveys show that in both Western Europe and the United States, the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished to a degree that might have shocked Christians in past centuries. Across Europe and the […]


The surprising liturgical coincidence of the solar eclipse

This year’s celestial event occurs on a significant day and year in the Church’s calendar. Aleteia: While the upcoming solar eclipse may not be a sign of the “end times,” it does occur on a significant day and year of the Church’s liturgical calendar. The eclipse will occur on August 21. The primary feast for this day […]


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