Monthly Archives: October 2012

The NECESSARY VERSUS The PREFERRED and not just for clergy

By Norris Burkes Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 6:21 p.m. Next month I begin work as a part-time hospital chaplain for the Sacramento, Calif., VA Medical Center. While I’ve been out of hospital ministry for nearly five years, I … Continue reading

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Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, Okla., faces the crucifix on the altar as he celebrates Mass in early June at Holy Family Cathedral. Saying he wants “to recover a more authentic Catholic worship,” Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, … Continue reading

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The olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane

Bible Places Blog: The olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane are about 900 years old and were all shoots of a single tree, according to a three-year study by the National Research Council announced last week in Rome. From … Continue reading

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a Syrian Bishop: The Chaldean Catholic bishop of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, told an audience at Parliament in London that the city is in “chaos.” Christians “have fled their homes because of the threat of bombs, they have lost their … Continue reading

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True evangelicals believe only in evolution — NOT

Fr. Ernesto is a old friend, now an Orthodox priest living in Alabama.  We have, for years now, permission to repost each other’s posts.  Fr. Ernesto very nicely reflects most of my views on evolution versus creationism. For me, this … Continue reading

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You’ve heard it suggested that the United States is simply Europe on a 50-year delay

This is a hopeful analysis of the state of the Christian church in the USA. At times it does seem that the USA is Europe 50 years ago, and is racing toward a similar position in the general population. What … Continue reading

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