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A look at deeds and words of John Paul II

  VATICAN CITY — The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood: BY THE NUMBERS —Elected to the papacy in 1978 as first non-Italian pope in 455 years and only Pole. —Upon election he was 58, …

Digital detoxification: Creating a habit of unplugging

From Master Cleanse to Dr. Oz’s 48-hour weekend cleanse,  surely you have heard about detox diets—the trendiest form of dieting known today. Detoxification or “detox” is the process of flushing out toxins from the body and is said to also help in losing weight. Although there is no scientific evidence yet to support the health …

How Do We Know That Jesus Is The Messiah?

Photo courtesy of the Facebook Page of Jesus Daily I asked this question to children as part of the Children’s International Arts Festival. It’s an online festival at www.KidsTalkAboutGod.org that gives children incentives to study the Bible. Alexandria Dubinin, 12, wrote a wonderful essay that won her family of six a dude ranch vacation at …

The art and science of retirement planning

Photo courtesy of the Facebook Page of Planning for Retirement   There is an art and a science to retirement planning, both of which are extremely important. Both components are necessary if you ever hope to succeed in mastering your retirement. Here’s what I mean.   To see what I mean about the art and …

Comparison of Americans’ Weird Habits

Smartphones are more important than sex and waffles measure storm severity.     America is facing its biggest threat to its existence. Not terrorism or the threat of weapons of mass destruction, but from mobile phones. A survey published by Statista last February revealed that moreAmericans would rather live without sex than without their phone. …

Finding your life’s purpose

Photo courtesy of raise5.com   With this busy world we are living in, how often are we able to reflect and scrutinize the life we have at the moment? Are we happy? Are we contented? Do we yearn for more? The magic question then pops out: Have we already discovered our life’s purpose? Life is …

Easter: From Empty Tomb to Easter Eggs and Everything in Between

  Easter.  A holiday most frequently – and rightfully so – associated with the Christian commemoration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.  It is a celebration of faith, hope and love; a recollection and honouring of the highest price paid for humanity, the passion and death of the Christ, and the empty tomb. Yet oddly enough, it …

Politicians, writers around the world react to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___ “A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!” – Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. ___ “With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers – and one …

Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers – Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white coats, while the male is nearly pure white. Zoo veterinarian Guillermo Weimeyer says they were …

An Eggs-tra Special Easter

FotoHunter / ShutterStock   Bunnies. Eggs. Sunday. What do these words have in common? All these words have something to do with Easter—the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And with such a huge event to commemorate, we know we have to pull out all the stops on this one. Here are some new …

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