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11 Nature Powerful Antibiotics Hiding In Your Kitchen

Antibiotics are medicine used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. They are the most over-prescribed medicines today. This is dangerous because too much use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. Nature is full of natural antibiotics as well, including herbal remedies, vegetables, and simple home remedies of all kinds. Here are some natural antibiotic, which you probably have in […]


Narcissism Kills—A Lesson From the Germanwings Plane Crash Tragedy

A burning question in the minds of millions of people is why Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a jetliner into the Alps killing himself and 149 innocent passengers. Early reports indicate that he was struggling with depression about his career lead many people to erroneously conclude that this illness caused his actions. Severe depression and hopelessness […]


Sacrament of the Sick: We enter into the suffering of Jesus Christ

By Christopher M. Riggs Don’t wait until the anesthesiologist is ready to put the mask on you before you think about the Sacrament of the Sick, says Fr. John Hay. He urges everyone to seek an anointing before they are admitted to a hospital. “It is a sacrament given to help us bear the suffering […]


Advent thought: Through Illness, Christ Speaks Words of Love

ROME, DEC. 13, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is affirming that the sick can live Advent in a deeper way, because illness is a similar time of waiting for God to transform suffering into hope and salvation. The Pope affirmed this today while visiting the sick and their caregivers at the Hospice Foundation of Rome, which […]