Art, Music & Science

st-giragos-armenian-churchOn tours and pilgrimages, people often enter a church like it’s a museum or site-seeing destination. “Scratch that off the Bucket List!”

Europe has basically lost it’s faith and churches are no longer viewed as sacred places to encounter the presence of God. So, it was refreshing to see this sign outside of a beautiful, historic and majestic church in Europe.

“Visiting a church is not like visiting a museum or castle. Each building has to be seen according to its main characteristics and purpose. Looking at a church only as an artistic building or museum means you don’t understand is higher value, the meaning given by the faith of those men who sacrificed so much to have it built.

Big churches and even simple chapels are invitations to enter and let yourself be surprised. They’re high like heavens as you enter into sacred space and are drawn upwards. The silence takes you our of this world so you can meditate, look for the absolute, think about the important things and pray.

A church has a soul: a prayer in the presence of God, a Christian community gathering together to worship God in his infinite goodness. Come and listen for this church has many things to tell you.”

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Our Friends and Neighbor’s Sing Like Angels

by Steve Ray on December 14, 2018

They’re good friends of ours and their convent is 9 minutes from our house.  Here is a short introduction to these beautiful Sisters and their heavenly music.

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Atheism Rationally Explained :-)

by Steve Ray on October 16, 2018

ATHEISM: The belief that there was absolutely nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason whatsoever into self-replicating bits of random stuff thrown together by chance which then turned into dinosaurs who crawled out of the muck. Makes perfect sense to me.

And then you came along…

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For those following the Geocentrism Nonsense Arguments – Updates

July 31, 2018

From my friend Dave Palm at Geocentrism Debunked. His website is debunking the belief that the earth lies at the center of the universe which some Catholics have taken a shine to lately. (Maybe the earth is flat too :-) **************************************************** There has been a lot going on at Geocentrism Debunked lately. Most notably I had a live discussion/debate with geocentrist Bob Sungenis on the Non Sequitur […]

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Descriptive Icon – can you figure it out?

December 27, 2017

On one of our last trips to Bethlehem I saw this icon that really caught my eye. What do you think?

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Christmas Really Started at the Annunciation – my new favorite Annunciation artwork

December 23, 2017

God became Man in Bethlehem, right? Nope, it was in Nazareth. By the time Mary arrived in Bethlehem to deliver Jesus he had already been human for nine months. At the Annunciation those first cells in Mary’s womb, to small to see with the human eye (though Elizabeth and John the Baptist recognized Him), were […]

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My Grandson Josh Plays Piano on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017
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Flat Earth, Sun Revolves around the Earth? Believe it or not some Catholics are being tricked….

August 24, 2017

…but David Palm has a website called Geocentrism Debunked. Here are his latest articles: “A Reader Thanks Geocentrism Debunked”:  The thanks we regularly receive for the material on Geocentrism Debunked is always encouraging. One reader’s comments were particularly detailed and thoughtful: “Your website has shown me that I was taken in by specious arguments…”  Read […]

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Pavarotti and Sting with Amazing Hymn to Jesus in the Eucharist

June 17, 2017

This is a rendition of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Hymn to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

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For Those Following the Arguments Debunking of Geocentrism

March 14, 2017

Dave Palm’s latest. Please enjoy some fresh content on Geocentrism Debunked: “Getting on the Wrong Wavelength: More Basic Physics Blunders by the Geocentrists”:  Geocentrist leader Robert Sungenis answered our last slate of articles in part by insisting that by “using the parameters of modern science”, “it turns out that the Earth is the heaviest object in […]

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What Kind of Music Did Abraham Listen To?

February 27, 2017

Our next DVD in the Footprints of God series will be entitled “Abraham, Father of Faith & Works.” We will begin filming in Iraq — in Ur of Chaldees — which is the home of Abraham, just south of Baghdad (Gen 11:28-31). Thanks to the Biblical Archaeology Society to which I subscribe, we can now listen to music […]

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Incredible New Video “From Conception to Birth”

February 19, 2017

Make sure everyone sees this because it is a marvelous argument against abortion. This is new technology that won its inventors the Nobel Prize. It pulls back the curtain on the developing baby and the mystery inside the womb. Hang in there for the first three minutes while he is explaining the technology — the […]

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For those following the Geocentrism arguments and updates

October 27, 2016

MGeocentricism is the view that the earth is the center of the universe and everything revolves around the earth. This is contrary to everything we know and real science that denies this. Dave Palm has been decisively rebutting Bob Sungenis and his followers who actually believe the whole universe spins around the earth. For four […]

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Google and the Vatican Work Together so you can Tour the Catacombs in Rome

June 25, 2016

Since we are touring the catacombs today, thought you would all enjoy a tour yourself. Early Christian burial sites are now easier to see, both in person and via the Internet, thanks to 21st-century technology and collaboration between Google and the Vatican. “This is perhaps the sign of the joining of two extremes, remote antiquity […]

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Planets, Dr. Seuss and Snowflakes—Combined Proof That There is a CREATOR

May 11, 2016

This reflection is by Larry Peterson of the Catholic Writers Guild. It is reprinted from the guild’s blog April 5, 1016. Ten  years ago, NASA’s new, Horizon Spacecraft left our humble, little planet and began its voyage to to the edges of our solar system and beyond. After traveling 3 billion-plus miles, New Horizon finally passed Pluto, […]

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Is this the Oldest Image of the Virgin Mary?

March 28, 2016

New York Times By Michael Peppard JANUARY 30, 2016 THE Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most revered woman in the Christian tradition. In the history of art, she appears almost as frequently as Jesus himself. But for the past 80 years, one of the oldest paintings of her may have been hiding […]

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