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Stigmatics Today

Stigmatics Today Today is the memorial of the Stigmata of St Francis. Stigmata are one of those unusual phenomena within the Catholic religion which remind us of that the body, mind and spirit are completely interlinked. Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2014/09/stigmatics-today.html#ixzz3Dc9l0uvE

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Tears of sorrow... and of joy!

Tears of sorrow... and of joy! There is much conjecture over the possible reason and any significance as to why water seeps from the right leg of the Risen Savior sculpture at Medjugojre. Continue: http://crownofstars....and-of-joy.html

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God desires your love

Some time ago, while on a train from Washington to New York, I became engaged in conversation with a young man. He was a graduate of a Catholic college, proud of the fact, and quite determined that the Faith was to be his guiding star through life. Continue: http://catholicexcha...od-desires-love

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NDE RESEARCH- FUTURE DIRECTIONS?

NDE RESEARCH- FUTURE DIRECTIONS? NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Since psychologist and medical doctor Raymond Moody popularized scientific study of near-death experiences (NDEs) in the 1970s, many researchers (with little funding) have taken up the torch. Continue: http://www.theepocht...ntists-discuss/

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Eucharistic Healing

Eucharistic Healing I Thirst Among many Catholics there is a privation, a sense of absence and even estrangement from true communion with God. This is a paralyzing reality among some believers. (Continue) (http://catholicexchange.com/eucharistic-healing?mc_cid=777cbe2fed&mc_eid=00ce6aaf80)

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From: Believing Impossible Stuff Is Dangerous.

I do get tired of the whole God debate, or is religion good for you conversation, or should be religion be passed on to their children. Yet I do get drawn into it once in awhile. Below is one 'conversation' on the topic. Atheism has always intrigued me so I guess that is why from time to time I get 'caught' by the whole round of the same old thing being said over and over again. This man "StarMountainKid" is a very talented writer and I like sparring with him a bit. Source: Believing Impossib

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Believing Impossible Stuff Is Dangerous. Except When It’s Awesome.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/scienceonreligion/2014/08/believing-impossible-stuff-is-dangerous-except-when-its-awesome/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mormon+08.07.14+%281%29&utm_content&spMailingID=46653575&spUserID=NDEwMTQ5ODQ3MjcS1&spJobID=500889815&spReportId=NTAwODg5ODE1S0

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Psychology Comes To Halt As Weary Researchers Say The Mind Cannot Possibly Study Itself

NEW YORK—The field of psychology was brought to an immediate halt this week as disillusioned and weary practitioners of the discipline reportedly concluded that the mind could never possibly hope to study itself. Abandoning more than a century of clinical research, theoretical developments, and observational studies, psychologists worldwide announced that their entire professional lives had been utterly worthless, as the human brain could never comprehend its own workings, let alone understand

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Atheists don’t own reason

Atheists don’t own reason by Tom Gilson Foundation for Reason and Science. Sam Harris is founder and chair of Project Reason. The upcoming March 24 Reason Rally in Washington, D.C. is the new atheists’ latest and most visible attempt to send the message that reason belongs to the atheists. For years, though, knowledgeable critics have been calling attention to new atheist’ rational fallacies, emotionally loaded rhetoric, and illegitimate, selective use of evidence. It’s time now to add that u

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Shawn Weed's NDE

Shawn Weed's NDE NDE's are not all sweetness and light. I have studied them for years and think they have something important to tell us all. This article is interesting, but to tell you the truth don't know what to make of it. They happen, people experience different things, some experiences can make us uncomfortable. Perhaps we tend to think that our world is the only one, or that if there is a spiritual world it is something less, or otherworldly and in a way unreal, not like our world a

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markdohle

 

I Hated the Idea of Becoming Catholic

I Hated the Idea of Becoming Catholic It was the day after Ash Wednesday in 2012 when I called my mom from my dorm room at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and told her I thought I was going to become Catholic. “You’re not going to become Catholic, you just know you’re not Southern Baptist,” she said. “No, I don’t think so.” A pause. “Oh boy,” she sighed. I started crying. Continue: http://www.aleteia.o...885747701743616

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary

(This is a piece written by Fr. James, a member of my community.http://www.amazon.co...NR27F85YV9QC15AT he Immaculate Heart of Mary Helma was very old. I used to bring her communion on the first Friday of every month. She held her rosary in her hand, fingering the beads as she told me about the only love she had and lost, a man to whom she was engaged and who died before the wedding. She told me that story every time I went to see her. And she always ended it by telling me that the Blessed

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markdohle

 

From: There is Satan, and then there is Satan

I also found the Setians interesting as well. Like many Laveyans they were highly intelligent but somewhat theistic in their leanings,( though some would say they are deist), at least from what I read of them. [quote The Temple teaches that the true self, or essence, is immortal, and Xeper is the ability to align consciousness with this essence.[6] Self-initiation is knowledge understood as a conjunction of intellect and intuition.[9] The Temple operates in the context of objective and subje

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Children and near-death experiences

Charlottesville, VA: The movie "Heaven is for Real" is about the near-death experience Colton Burpo had when he was four. No, he did not die, at least not technically, yet he came very close - close enough that he left this world and entered another - where he met Jesus, saw angels, and spoke with Pops, his paternal grandfather, who had died years before. When shown a picture of Pops, he shook his head no, that wasn't the man. Not until his dad found a much younger photo of the grandfath

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Near death, explained

In 1991, Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Pam Reynolds felt extremely dizzy, lost her ability to speak, and had difficulty moving her body. A CAT scan showed that she had a giant artery aneurysm—a grossly swollen blood vessel in the wall of her basilar artery, close to the brain stem. If it burst, which could happen at any moment, it would kill her. But the standard surgery to drain and repair it might kill her too. To continue: {http://www.salon.com...ath_explained/}

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markdohle

 

Does Consciousness Depend on the Brain?

In this materialistic age, dualists are often accused of smuggling outmoded religious beliefs back into science, of introducing superfluous spiritual forces into biology, and of venerating an invisible "ghost in the machine." However, our utter ignorance concerning the real origins of human consciousness marks such criticism more a matter of taste than of logical thinking. At this stage of mind science, dualism is not irrational, merely somewhat unfashionable. --Physicist Nick Herbert, Elemental

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