At Notre-Dame de Paris, cross and altar survive. Is it a miracle?

Posted by John Cavadini on Apr 19, 2019 7:01:00 AM


Looking at the pictures of the Cross of Christ, shining with the light of the morning sun, intact amidst the ashes and debris from the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, I found them very moving. Is it a miracle that the cross and altar and candles survived? It depends on what you are willing to call a miracle.

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Topics: Holy Week, Cross, Miracles, inspiration, perspective

Seeing as God sees

Posted by Grace Carroll on Apr 3, 2019 6:55:00 AM

I’m no stranger to weak and distorted vision.

Squinting, eye exams, countless pairs of not-so-stylish glasses, prescription sports goggles (albeit short-lived), contact lenses and changing prescriptions: these have been part of my daily life since I was six years old.

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Topics: prayer, spirituality, perspective

Making space for God

Posted by Tom Bodart, CSC on Mar 7, 2019 4:09:02 PM

Space matters. It's an essential (but often overlooked) element of everything around us. Observing the role of space in our relationships and in music helps us see the profound value of making space for God in our lives.

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Topics: prayer, spirituality, perspective

God and the Grand Canyon

Posted by Paul Giesting on Feb 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM

After many failed attempts dating back to the early 1880s, Grand Canyon National Park was officially created by an act of Congress, signed by Woodrow Wilson a hundred years ago today, February 26, 1919.

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Topics: science and religion, inspiration, nature, perspective

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