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Vatican Discovers 6th Century Fresco of St. Paul

H/T New Advent

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Earliest Christian Book Found?

H/T First Thoughts. From the BBC: “A group of 70 or so “books”, each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and … Continue reading

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Creation reflects the Holy Trinity

The Church teaches that we can know something about God from Creation. Pope Benedict has often said that the Mystery of the Holy Trinity is reflected in nature: “The “name” of the Blessed Trinity is, in a certain sense, imprinted … Continue reading

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Tomb of the Prophet Zechariah found?

One of the candidates in the RCIA class asked If I knew anything about the  discovery of Zechariah‘ s tomb.  Some how I missed it. “Feb. 2, 2011 — Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Wednesday the remnants of a newly discovered … Continue reading

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Confession App is not a substitute for the Confessional UPDATE

From tweets to talk radio the buzz is that the new iPad Confession app replaces confession with a Priest. Absolutely not!  The sacrament of reconciliation and penance requires, without out exception, confession to a priest. Oh and not a virtual … Continue reading

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The Force

Just saw this over at Deacon Greg’s place. It  is a very clever and funny commercial. I can see my grandsons acting like the tyke in the commercial, and their Dad and deacon grandpa acting like the Dad in the … Continue reading

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New iPhone App to Help in Confession

I wants it, I needs it. Oh dear. I like tech toys way to much. But Catholic News Service reports that  iPhone has a cool app–that is Church approved–to help. The iTunes site has this description: Designed to be used … Continue reading

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The Life of John Paul II

I just stumbled on a bit of trivia about Pope John Paul II from Erica Bonnell on the Washington Times web site.  It seems that he is the only Pope to have the story of his life presented in a … Continue reading

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The Star of Bethlehem:The Scientific Evidence

“The Star of Bethlehem may have been caused by movement of planet Jupiter, scientist claims. The appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, which in the Bible guides the three wise men to Jesus’ birth place, can be backed up by … Continue reading

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What If The Nativity Happened in the Digital Age?

This is very clever! H/T Deacon Greg over at his new digs.

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