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July 26 - Does 'God Particle' Exist? Scientists to Decide by 2012 Year's End
Article: Creation/Evolution - Misc.
Physicists directing research through the
Large Hadron Collider at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear
Research) have announced that the
existence of the sub-atomic "God particle" will be decided by the end of
For many years, scientists have speculated
the existence of the particle, also called the Higgs boson particle,
but have not been able to provide any
proof to corroborate the fact. However, at the
International Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics in Grenoble,
France, this past weekend, researchers presented some curious data
bleeps that could hint the existence of such a particle.
So far, the physicists stated that after
conducting particle-smashing tests in the LHC, reaching speeds up to
99.99 percent of the speed of light,
they were only able to determine the location the particle was not
found, adding that with more tests and more data they would be able to
determine whether the particle exists within 18 months.
particle was found to exist, then it would explain how all matter,
including creatures, in the universe have come to have mass.
Additionally, it would complete the puzzle for the Standard Model of
physics that was first established in 1970, a
theory that explains the Big Bang as well.
"This experiment is
one of the most significant of this third millennium," Dr. Karl
W. Giberson of the BioLogos Foundation said earlier. He called the LHC
experiment an "extraordinary event for
Christian to contemplate" and said it might lead to further experiments
that will one day answer some of man's deep questions regarding the
most exciting in this experiment is that it lets us push back a bit
closer to that mysterious moment almost 14 billion years ago, when our
universe emerged in the Big Bang," he stated. "What
the LHC might demonstrate is a piece of the grand puzzle:
where does mass come from? If Christians can embrace the Big Bang
theory, instead of inventing odd and implausible reasons to reject it,
they will be drawn into a most wonderful world of grandeur that will
greatly enlarge their concept of God."
While Dr. Jason Lisle of Answers in
Genesis believes the experiment may give some insight into how God
upholds the universe today, he said the
LHC cannot confirm the Big Bang nor prove anything. "Just because
something can be done today doesn't mean it has ever happened in nature
in the past," he has argued. Lisle is a creationist
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July 29 - The Sacrament of Love - The Happy Priest Reflects on the Gift of the Eucharist
Artcle:Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days
This Sunday's gospel passage reminds us once
again of God's unconditional love for us. "When he disembarked and saw
the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured
their sick" (Matthew 14: 14). In essence, Christianity is an on-going
love story. It is a love story about God's unconditional love for you
"Taking the five loaves
and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke
the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the
crowds" (Matthew 14: 19). However, the miracle of
the loaves and fishes directs our attention to the miracle of the
Eucharist. Jesus' miracle is a foretaste of the greatest of all
miracles, the miracle of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the sacrament
of love. The Eucharist allows us to experience his unconditional love.
He loves us so much, that he
cannot leave us.
When Jesus ascended to
the Father, it would have been very simple for him merely to leave us
with a record of all that he had said and done; however, he could not
contain his love within the confines of time and space. Because of his
unconditional love, he had to remain
with us. The Eucharist is not a symbol, it is a reality. Jesus is truly
The Eucharist is the most
perfect of the seven sacraments. God
dispenses sanctifying grace through the sacraments. Moreover, not only
is the Eucharist an aqueduct of divine life, the Eucharist is God
In the most blessed
sacrament of the Eucharist the body and blood,
together with the soul and divinity of our Lord
Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really and
substantially contained. (Catechism of the Catholic
Transubstantiation means "change of substance", or
"change of reality." When the priest repeats the words that Jesus spoke
at the Last Supper, the bread is no longer bread, and the wine is no
longer wine. Instead, the entire substance of the bread and the entire
substance of the wine have been changed into the substance of The Body
and Blood of Christ.
Look at the tabernacle. Our Lord is truly there.
He looks at you and cries out: "All you who are thirsty, come to the
water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; Come, without
paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! Why spend your money for
what is not bread; your wages for what fails to satisfy?"
(Isaiah 55: 1-2)
is highly fitting that Christ should have wanted to remain present to
his Church in this unique way. Since Christ was
about to take his departure from his own in his visible form,
he wanted to give us his sacramental
presence; since he was about to offer himself on the
cross to save us, he wanted us to have the memorial of the love with
which he loved us 'to the end', even to the giving of his life.
In his Eucharistic presence he remains
mysteriously in our midst as the one who loved us and gave himself up
for us, and he remains under signs that express and communicate this
love" (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1380).
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July 28 - Doug Clark: Holy molar! Madonna sighted on a bicuspid
Article: Signs And Wonders
Comment from Understand the Times:
Mary has been sighted on a bicuspid according to the
following article. Mary sightings are on the increase
these days. This of course is to be predicted as the
Bible states that people will be more and more willing
to accept lying signs and wonders. UTT recommends that
you read the Bible to find out the truth about "Mary
Dr. Michael Trantow has seen plenty of the expected in his 30
years of peering into the mouths of patients. Cavities. Diseased
gums. Abscessed teeth .Seeing the Virgin Mary
staring back at him, however, was definitely a first.
"I was so startled," the Spokane Valley dentist said of what he
witnessed earlier this month after removing a patient's crown.
"I told everyone in the office to come in and
look at this." The consensus, he said, fell pretty much into the
category of shock and awe.
The image, the dentist explained,
was made by what was under the crown: glue
remnants, an old filling, tooth enamel?.All that combined into an
unlikely human pattern.
"I think there might be
something there because I've never seen it before,"
he said. "You always trust your
gut reaction in the first two seconds and it kinda looks like Mary."
Proclaimed images of Mary do
have a way of popping up in the craziest of places. Searching the
Internet for "Mary sightings" will quickly validate this truth. I
found photographs of Mary's supposed visage on a tree, a banana, a
potato and - my personal favorite - a Mary like salsa stain on a
The tooth's owner isn't so sure. "He (Dr. Trantow) was quite
excited about it," said Blossom, who turned 79 on Tuesday. "It's
something different, anyway,
Everybody sees what they want to see."
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July 28 - Cardinal: Mercy Is Key to Interreligious Dialogue
Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days
If mercy can be considered a
name of God, its role should not be forgotten in
interreligious dialogue, says Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop
On Sunday, the primate of
Gaul suggested this as he presided over a Mass in the Church of the Seven
Saints of Ephesus, in the small village of Vieux-Marche. He was speaking in
the context of a Muslim-Christian
pilgrimage that has been held for almost 60 years in this locality.
"Why has the word mercy
deserted the lips of Catholics?" the Morocco-born cardinal wondered in his
homily. "Why do we use it so little? Why are we afraid to use it? I'm
surprised, because it appears everywhere in the Bible,
and it would be a wonderful concept for interreligious
The cardinal recalled that
the Jewish people received the vocation to "be
servants of God's mercy in all nations." Moreover, he added,
"this word appears in each of the Surahs of
the Quran, which always begins by invoking the merciful God."
"It's also present everywhere in the Gospel," the 60-year-old prelate
reminded. "I don't know why we have neglected it."
"Perhaps for some it seems
out of fashion, but it came from the lips
of Christ, from the lips of the Virgin Mary when she sang the Magnificat,
and it is in the Canticle of Zachariah, which is our prayer every morning.
So, why don't we use it?"
Recalling Karol Wojtyła's
thought, the cardinal said: "Merciful is not only an adjective we can
attribute to God. Mercy is not only one of the qualities of God, who is also
Creator, Almighty. Mercy -- said the Pope -- is really his name."
phrase could be very useful in profound dialogue, following the
record of God's love, with our brother believers of other religions,"
the cardinal affirmed.
pilgrimage to the Church of the Seven Saints of Ephesus is due to the
tradition surrounding the "seven sleepers" to whom the church is dedicated.
Tradition holds that seven Christians who were trying to escape the
third-century persecution of Decius hid in a cave at the site where the
church was built. When Decius found that they refused to recant their faith,
he had the cave sealed as the young Christians slept.
Some 150 years later the cave was opened and the young men awoke.
The story of the "sleepers" is more prominent in the Islam
tradition because it is recounted in the Quran.
This year it has beaten all records of participation.
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July 25 - Blair sees the real power in faith
Article: One World Religion
FORMER British prime minister Tony Blair has a
different and challenging view of the 21st century: he argues that
religion will replace the clash of political
ideologies as the dominant issue of the coming age.
Blair's further message is that the growing
aggressive secularism in the West is the wrong response. It misreads and
misconceives the nature of the 21st century and the best path to social
harmony in a more globalised world.
He warns that the struggle against a violent
Islamist minority symbolised by the 9/11 attack on the US a decade ago is
ongoing and unresolved. He fears that the West misunderstands how to wage
this struggle -- that it requires both
fortitude and an embracing attitude towards faith and religion.
"For example, the fastest growing part of the
world for Christianity is China. You've got major evangelical movements
starting in Latin America and obviously you've got the expansion of Islam;
there will be a doubling of the Arab population over the next 30 years.
So religious faith is important and it's
growing. Yet at the same time globalization is throwing everyone together."
This leads Blair to his intellectual
conclusion and current career preoccupation. "The issue is this:
if faith is becoming a badge of identity and it says: 'I am what I am in
opposition to you', then that's when religion is dangerous.
If, on the other hand, faith becomes a
humanizing and civilizing set of values it can play an important role in
making globalization work."
A powerful trend in Islam has been the
pushing aside of moderate clerics and thinkers
and the embrace of hardline dogma. Blair warns that
across Europe there is a "strong reaction" to
Islamization and "some of that finds its way into appalling extremism and
sectarianism. He attributes the high profile of immigration in many European
elections to the depth of tensions over Islam, religion and culture.
"I would say that all over Europe this is
an issue," Blair says.
the need to
manage the rise of religious faith and the consequences of its mismanagement
with the risk of resulting violence. "There is a real risk,"
he says. "And
I think it is the most substantial risk we face."
"The threat we saw that culminated on 9/11 is
still with us. It is still claiming thousands of lives every year. But more
importantly it is causing great tensions within the Arab world and the
Middle East and also between Islam and the West. I think it is unresolved.
The key to resolving it is, in fact, openly
and clearly to provide means by which peoples of different faiths come
together and interact with one another."
the West must be prepared to fight for its values and deploy hard power when
required. These values of "sensible, decent democracy" are the same values
that most Muslims want for their own societies.
Asked about the key to successful
integration, Blair says: "To insist on
diversity but also to insist upon a common space, common values and common
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