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Commentary for the Second Sunday of Easter

Gospel Summary The first thing that we notice in today’s gospel is the amazing effect of that the presence and words of Jesus have on his confused and frightened disciples. He finds them in hiding, completely immobilized by the terrible realization of the death of their beloved leader. He addresses them cheerfully with the standard […]

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Beyond Goodbye: Are shared-death experiences real?

CNN: William Peters was working as a volunteer in a hospice when he had a strange encounter with a dying man that changed his life. The man’s name was Ron, and he was a former Merchant Marine who was afflicted with stomach cancer. Peters says he would spend up to three hours a day at […]

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No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by Christ

Oh, if placed on that lofty watch-tower, you could gaze into the secret places–if you could open the closed doors of sleeping chambers and recall their dark recesses to the perception of sight–you would behold things done by immodest persons which no chaste eye could look upon; you would see what even to see is […]

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Rigorous Hospital Study Confirms Awareness After Death

In so many near-death experiences, it seems like all bliss. There are descriptions of the all-embracing, all-loving Light; there is the joy; there are the tremendous vistas of Heaven. And so it is that such exists in the afterlife. God willing, we’ll be releasing a new book from Michael H. Brown on the subject this […]

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Life is all about Prudence

A few weeks ago we noted that there is no longer much difference between “naysayers” and “skeptics” — pointing out that they have become one and the same (skepticism and mockery) in this age of materialism that so disdains the supernatural. But there are other extremes, times when believers begin to believe everything, veering into […]

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NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft nears interstellar space

Occasionally a post will be placed on the site because it reminds us of the magnificence of God’s creation.This article follows in that tradition. We are always trying to reach out — to people, communities, other nations, to God. I wonder if we ever stopped trying to reach what would happen to us as a […]

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An Encounter

On one of my evening walks, I came across four deer. An older female, one doe and a couple of yearlings that were feeding near our garden that is situated near the main building here…. I guess for the gardener they are pest, for me, as well as for many others, they are just beautiful. […]

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