An Astronaut’s Christmas Eve Message from Space

On Dec. 24, 1968, our nation was in strife.  The war in Vietnam had divided and demoralized the nation; Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated; and the Zodiac Killer was on the loose. A nation in need of healing listened as the Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read the creation story from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a Christmas Eve TV broadcast.  Astronaut Frank Borman, aboard the Apollo spacecraft, closed with a greeting to Americ … [Read more...]

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Who Are You? I Mean, Really….

I have just received an email, notifying me that for just $199.95, I can find out Who.I.Am.No, really.That’s because National Geographic has invited my participation in Geno 2.0, their next-generation Genographic Project. For my participation, I will receive, postage-paid, a Genographic Project Participation Kit which includes painless cheek swabs and instructions for submitting my DNA samples (return postage required). I will also receive a beautiful keepsake box to store my results, a … [Read more...]

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The Pope and the Crocodile

I would stress that education, correctly understood, cannot fail to foster respect for creation…. Environmental protection and the connection between fighting poverty and fighting climate change are important areas for the promotion of integral human development. --Pope Benedict XVI, speaking to diplomats accredited to the Holy See on Monday, January 9, 2012Our Holy Father is in love with Creation.  That is evident in his teachings, in his writings, in his smile when he encounters an animal or … [Read more...]

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