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A Remarkable Scrap of Paper

Back when Pope Francis was visiting New York City last year, including Ground Zero, he was shown an eerie artifact of that horrid event. As The New York Times reported, during the visit, it was biblical text that had fused to steel during the meltdown. “A firefighter found the fragment in March 2002, under the […]

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Scriptures come to life for Irish families through Jesse Box

Rome, Italy, Dec 21, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new initiative out of Ireland is using Biblical dioramas to engage parents and children in Scripture. The Jesse Box, says one of its creators Sebastian Kraszkiewicz, aims “to help pass the faith to the children and to encourage family liturgy.” The diorama kit provides […]

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Sisyphus

A lot of time is spent quoting scripture. Verses lined up to prove some point or another, usually aimed at an opponent, real, or imagined. Then the other side, if real, could have their own set of verses, to prove that their point which is also based on scripture. Then of course both sides think […]

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A Still Small Voice

What is in a whisper? When someone whispers, we quiet down, sharpen our ears and pay attention. A whisper conveys often the most important information–whether intimate words of love or secret words that tell of hidden matters. Whispers are usually more significant than shouts, but they also require more of us. If we fail to pay […]

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Forgetfulness

Often when I pray, or read scriptures and also when I meditate, I often forget or perhaps the better word or statement is: “I get careless about the Presence before and within me, relating back”. It seems strange but that is the truth. I would suppose that is one reason, though I am sure there […]

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Night time ‘Terror’: Viewers find remedy with the Bible and the simple name of Jesus

For many years we [Michael Brown] have been reporting on night-time phenomena such as those who wake up precisely at three o’clock a.m. or about the vulnerability of sleep-time hours, when the active mind — the alert part of consciousness — is in a quiescent or perhaps even wandering state. It is an “in-between” time, […]

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God’s Word: New exhibit shows Bible’s evolution, beauty, perseverance

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Desecration, censorship, the ravages of time and even nesting mice have been unable to destroy the word of God, handed down for millennia by people of faith. The endurance of sacred Scripture is the centerpiece of a new interfaith exhibit called Verbum Domini, which brings […]

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Psalm 111(110): To fear the Lord

1. Today we feel a strong wind. The wind in Sacred Scripture is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. We hope that the Holy Spirit will illumine us now in our meditation on Psalm 111[110] that we have just heard. In this Psalm we find a hymn of praise and thanksgiving for the many benefits […]

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Evergreens and The Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath is an increasingly popular symbol of the beginning of the Church year in many churches as well as homes. It is a circular evergreen wreath (real or artificial) with five candles, four around the wreath and one in the center. Since the wreath is symbolic and a vehicle to tell the Christmas […]

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Scripture Should Lead to ‘Personal Encounter With the Lord of Life’

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI spoke today about Psalm 119 as a wonderful discourse on the breadth and depth of man’s relationship with God. The Psalmist’s song “voices the range of sentiments which fill the hearts of those who pray: praise, thanksgiving, trust, supplication and lament, all within the context of a heartfelt openness […]

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