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Parousia News – April 2022

Parousia News – April 2022

Upcoming Parousia Fundraising DinnerOnce again it has been another busy month at Parousia, as we build towards our first fundraising dinner since 2019. Although these last couple of years have been extremely challenging, we are very grateful to have...

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A Big Fight Over St. Mark

A Big Fight Over St. Mark

This article first appeared at: catholic.comIt was Mark who caused two of Christendom's great evangelists to have their falling outTradition records that the author of one of the Gospels was named Mark. This tradition goes back to the first century, when...

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Trust and Mercy

Trust and Mercy

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com. In our day and age, trust and mercy are as popular as tape recorders and fax machines: people wonder if they’re still around and working. Yes, they are. And when combined, their credibility is off the...

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Human Life: The Ultimate Prize Fight

Human Life: The Ultimate Prize Fight

In 2004, Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director for a film for which he was also nominated Best Actor - Million Dollar Baby. Hillary Swank also won an Oscar for her portrayal of the title character, prize fighter...

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A Monastery is Like a Window Opening onto God

A Monastery is Like a Window Opening onto God

A monastery is like a window opening onto God; it helps us turn our gaze towards God and allows the full light of God to penetrate everyday life.Founded in 1882 and dedicated to the Peace of the Heart of Jesus, St Cecilia’s Abbey on the Isle of Wight,...

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Parousia News – March 2022

Parousia News – March 2022

Lenten Pilgrimage Update Above: Matthew-Hermann Tague & Charbel Raish praying the St Joseph Novena The Lenten Pilgrimage is underway and it is great to see pilgrims logging on each day to read and to pray together. As you know, this year the theme is...

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We Need to be Shaken Up by the Stations of the Cross

We Need to be Shaken Up by the Stations of the Cross

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com.The way of the Cross is the inevitable way of a Christian’s heart. Indeed, it is almost impossible to imagine the Church without the devotion that goes by that name. It goes by other names, too: “The...

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Can Salvation Be Lost?

Can Salvation Be Lost?

This article first appeared at: catholic.com Once a person has entered a state of justification, can this be lost? If so, how would this happen? Protestants have proposed a variety of answers to these questions. Luther, based on the idea of justification...

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St Joseph Always Answers Prayers

St Joseph Always Answers Prayers

Above Image: This image comes from the cover of Fr Donald Calloway's book, 'Consecration to St Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father' (Marian Press). Each year, the Church dedicates the whole month of March to St Joseph. On more than one occasion, I...

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What is the Shroud of Turin? Here’s What Science Says.

What is the Shroud of Turin? Here’s What Science Says.

This article first appeared at: magiscenter.com The Shroud of Turin is a burial shroud of linen cloth, woven in a 3:1 herringbone pattern. Measuring 14 feet 3 inches in length and 3 feet 7 inches in width, it is a single piece of cloth bearing a front and...

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Science: God’s Gift to Man

Science: God’s Gift to Man

This article first appeared at: magiscenter.com “…Those laws are within the grasp of the human mind. God wanted us to recognize them by creating us after his own image so that we could share in his own thoughts… and if piety allow us to say so, our...

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