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Pro-Life is Pro-Death

 We recall that Texas is the State responsible for more executions than any other – of the 46 executions in the USA in 2010, 17 were carried out in Texas. Rick Perry confirmed his support for the death penalty. But ...

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Auguste Sabatier

Sabatier first traced the process of institutionalisation which gave birth to Catholicism, the system of beliefs which considers the Church as “the historic, visible incarnation of saving truth and of the redemptive acts of God”. This system culminated in the ...

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The Eroticism of Faith

The Bible places in close parallel the relationships between God and humankind and between man and wife. This is in particular the force behind that great love-song the Song of Songs, and it occupies an honourable place in the Bible. ...

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What is the Ascension?

 Consider Easter (another earthquake, a gravestone rolled away by an angel who then sits on top of it, the empty tomb, multiple appearances of Jesus to Mary Magdalene, Thomas, to two then to eleven disciples, in whose presence he eats ...

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Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948)

  He participated in the current of theological renewal in Russian Orthodoxy and from 1910 committed his life to writing. Although close to revolutionary circles, his spiritual and religious opinions distanced him from Bolshevism. First arrested, he was finally deported ...

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Faith and Reason

A poll in 2003 for three prominent French media organisations (the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, La Vie and Le Monde) also produced some surprising data: • 54% of the French declare a belief in God, 33% are atheists, 52% rationalists, ...

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 Teilhard, friend of the writer and explorer Henry de Monfreid, loved the earth and the created world. He was forever amazed by the life produced by the cosmos and by matter. Explorer and archaeologist, this friend of Father Henri Breuil ...

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Incarnation?

 How did we arrive at such a strange doctrine, foreign to the New Testament, even if some Pauline and Johannine theology might point in its direction? There seem to be three factors at play: power, identity and origins. From 327, ...

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