Tag: Prayer

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    Rabbi Irwin Kula of the National Center for Jewish Learning and Leadership says Yom Kippur and the High Holidays are about life, not death. The paradox, he says, is that “one of the great ways to focus ourselves on life is to think about death.” More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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    Dr. Joseph Tate delivers babies the old-fashioned way, using methods some obstetricians call risky. But his patients say God guides his hands. More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

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    “Being religious or spiritual has a very profound effect on our biology and our brain,” says neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. “It can change our brain and change ourselves over time.”

    July 17, 2009 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from THOMAS MERTON: A LIFE IN LETTERS: The Essential Collection edited by Willam H. Shannon and Christian M. Bochen

    June 4, 2009 | Comments

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    Some parents rely only on God, not a doctor, to heal their children. As a result, many pass away because they are not diagnosed and do not receive proper treatment. Should there be any exemptions from prosecution because of religious faith? More

    May 15, 2009 | Comments

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    Acedia is a condition best countered by spiritual practice and the discipline of prayer, according to writer Kathleen Norris. "It's an ancient word that means the inability to care, even to the extent that you don't care that you don't care anymore."

    March 13, 2009 | Comments

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    In most of the world, the poor and sick are ignored. In Lourdes, they are number one, and people say they are drawn there because they believe it is a place of great faith. More

    March 6, 2009 | Comments

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    One of the beautiful things about a terminal illness is you are invited into the present, and your friendships become stronger. Your loved ones become more vital and more present. Each day becomes more beautiful. You walk through the valley of the shadow, and it’s riddled with light.

    February 27, 2009 | Comments

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    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly senior associate producer Patti Jette Hanley captures some of the opening scenes on the convention floor in Saint Paul as well as at a nearby prayer vigil.

    September 3, 2008 | Comments

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    Ben Carson knows a lot about risk. As one of the leading pediatric neurosurgeons in the world, Carson makes life and death decisions nearly every day.

    January 11, 2008 | Comments

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