Showing posts from April, 2015

Francis on women & Cuba

I sent this article alert to friends: Best comment I've ever read about Francis & women! When it comes to women, Francis has 5 strikes but he's not out. Poet John Chuchman emailed in response, Two outs bottom of ninth   I expect it’ll go into additional innings. Tom Reese’s analysis recalls all the embarrassing missteps of the pope in his statements about women—his naïve acceptance of past perceptions. If you’ve been following the issue, you’ll find them here. They were red flags for me.   Reese explains them in the same way I did but more knowledgeably. I had intuitive glimmerings; he gives the evidence. To Chris ( see comments in older posts ) I repeat: Read more of my writing to learn what I really say about the divinity of Jesus and all creation. Pope opens Cuba to U.S.   December 18, 2014 I give you stories of interest to Catholics, and maybe others because of Pope Francis’ popularity as well as the popularity of religious sisters. The big

Lincoln's Death Dream

  Lincoln's Death Dream  April 15 Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago today. Larry Dossey, prominent physician, best-selling author, and lecturer in places like the Mayo Clinic and Harvard, has written several books about the power of consciousness. I quote him in God Is Not Three Guys in the Sky , where I argue that Jesus’ miracles really happened. Dossey tells the story of Lincoln’s death dream, which is well-known, but I had not read the entire account as told by Lincoln’s law partner. The rest of this post is from Larry Dossey’s Be Careful What You Pray For…: You Just Might Get It . One of the most celebrated examples of the precognition of death took place in the life of Abraham Lincoln. Shortly after he was nominated for the presidency, Lincoln began having frightening dreams in which he saw himself dead. He revealed them to his wife and his most intimate friends. Ward Lamon, his former law partner who subsequently served as marshal of the District of Columbia d