Source: Catholic 365 via YouTube.com “The truth about the Eucharist” – recounts a series of Eucharistic miracles that have occurred throughout the centuries. For example on the evening of August 18th 1996, while a Catholic priest was celebrating mass, during which the Eucharist that he held up at the ‘consecration’ […]
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Are people who are declared Brain Dead – always dead?
Source: Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionReprinted with permission. Brain death is a controversial topic. Many people have received a life-saving organ donation from a person who was declared brain dead. This article does not question organ donation but it does question whether determinations of brain death are always accurate […]
How to Make Life-Changing Decisions
Source: Nathaniel Peters via thepublicdiscourse.com Originally appeared in The Public Discourse, the journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton NJ, and is reprinted with permission For the most significant choices of our lives, we only learn what the decision entails after we make it. This creates something of a dilemma. We […]
England Must Return to the Catholic Faith Or It Will Fall
Source: Catholic Drive Time via YouTube.com. Guest Seg. – Dr. Gavin Ashenden – the fall of Christianity in the UK … a British Catholic layman, author and commentator, and Associate Editor of the Catholic Herald. Formerly a priest of the Church of England, and subsequently a continuing Anglican bishop. He […]
Why Choose Mystery Over Ideology?
Source: Margarita Mooney Suarez via comment.org. This article originally appeared on October 15th, 2021 in Comment, a publication ofCARDUS: www.cardus.ca. When I took a wrong turn while driving with students in Rhode Island in the summer of 2019, we found ourselves driving over a bridge clouded in fog, seemingly going […]
Salt Of The Earth
Source: David Clayton via thewayofbeauty.org. Staggeringly beautiful Catholic sacred art and church architectural forms carved into the rock in an ancient salt mine in Poland by miners. Thank you to Phil Burgess for bringing to my attention these staggering pictures of a salt mine in the town of Wieliczka, near […]
The Children Of Poland Are The Hope Of Europe
Source: Carlos Beltramo, Ph.D. via PRI European Office. Reprinted with permission. PDF download. WARSAW, Poland — The Catholic Faith is flourishing in Poland. Right now, in Advent, throngs of children bearing candles process at 6:00 a.m. into the dark church before Mass begins. The pews are crowded and parents tell […]
Which is More Scientific?
Source: The Kolbe Centre for the Study of Creation via YouTube.com. Definition of Science: “The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment”. http://www.kolbecenter.org – “Today we are often told that molecules turned into men […]
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes: Investigating medically unexplained cures | 60 Minutes
Source: 60 Minutes via YouTube.com Bill Whitaker reports on the unexplained healings that have occurred at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in the south of France, and the team of world-renowned doctors and researchers who investigate the claims of cures. #60Minutes #Religion #news Quote from 60 Minutes’ YouTube […]
The ‘New Paradigm’ Can’t Deliver
Source: Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek via thecatholicthing.org. Reprinted with permission. Since the 1960s, progressive Catholics have promoted a new morality to replace older, normative approaches that they believe foster guilt and exclusion. Prominent cardinals and bishops have embraced this “New Paradigm” and are using the international synodal process to spread […]
Creating Organs Cannot Be at the Expense of Human Embryos
Source: John Stonesstreet & Kasey Leander via Breakpoint.org Copyright2022 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from BreakPoint.org with permission. Recently, an impressive development in embryology was reported by the Israeli Weizmann Institute of Science. Using only stem cells, without the presence of sperm, eggs, or even a womb, researchers successfully created […]
Our Plastic World—And Plastic Selves
Source: Carl R. Trueman via thepublicdiscourse.com The idea that the self is something plastic—that, we believe, we can shape in any way we wish—is the West’s reigning idea of selfhood. This idea especially shapes our thinking about our sexual natures. The sexually autonomous view of the self gained widespread prominence […]