Man wakes up after 12 years in ‘vegetative state’: reveals, ‘I was aware of everything’

Martin Pistorius hates Barney. And it’s no wonder why. For 12 years, while he was in a coma that doctors described as a “vegetative state,” nurses, thinking that he couldn’t see or hear anything, played endless re-runs of Barney as he sat, strapped into his wheel chair.  But Martin wasn’t the “vegetable” that doctors said … [Read more…]

What is the Transfiguration?

A mountaintop encounter with Jesus and his apostles holds valuable lessons for all followers of Christ. All three synoptic gospels tell the story of the transfiguration of Jesus. The transfiguration is a highly symbolic story. Jesus took his inner circle of apostles -Peter, James, and John – up a mountain, which in the Bible is a … [Read more…]

INDEPENDENCE DAY REFLECTION

Respecting our differences, even if we don’t always see eye-to-eye. Excerpts taken from an article by Beth Baumann, July 2019 Former “Dirty Jobs” host, Mike Rowe has a keen understanding of American history and he recently took to Facebook to answer one of his followers’ questions: why on earth would Nike listen to washed up … [Read more…]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cremation

You surely have noted how many are being cremated these days (something the Church has previously wavered about but now fully accepts), and how many, mainly outside of Catholicism, are having their ashes scattered in various and sundry imaginative places. The Church tells us we can’t simply scatter “cremains,” admonishing us to find a particularly … [Read more…]