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    11/05/2005 5:23:11 AM PST · by xzins · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Assist ^ | 3 Nov 05 | Jeremy Reynalds
    SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS (ANS) -- As a Christian parent, Dr. James Mahoney prays for his children when they are sick or hurt. In church, he prays and asks the Lord to heal sick friends. “So doesn't it make sense that when I walk into my medical practice each day, I should pray with my patients?” Mahoney wrote in a recent article. “And shouldn't the way I practice medicine give patients every opportunity to get well?” That notwithstanding, some Christian physicians and patients still have a hard time mixing their faith and their medical practice, Mahoney wrote. He added, “Since prayer costs...
  • Information from Deacon Gene: Is Homosexuality Curable?

    08/30/2005 4:27:46 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 11 replies · 785+ views
    Drell's Descants ^ | 8/30/2005 | Deacon Gene
    Doesn’t seem to addres lesbians but only male homosexuals; interesting nevertheless:Dear Friends, This is a list — not complete, but very good — on the social science journal articles that report that homosexuality is curable. Would that Frank Tracy Griswold would read some of these articles.Deacon Gene1930- Stekel publishes, “Is homosexuality curable?” (Psychoanalytic Review) 1952- Poe publishes, “The Successful Treatment of a 40-year Old Passive Homosexual” (Psychoanalytic Review) 1958- J.A. Hadfield publishes, “The Cure of Homosexuality” (British Medical Journal) 1959- Albert Ellis “A homosexual treated with rational psychotherapy” (Journal of Clinical Psychology) 1960-Christianity Today prints a roundtable discussion on “American’s...
  • 'There is Nothing You Cannot Be, Do, or Have'

    08/12/2005 12:52:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies · 525+ views ^ | Arthur Goldwag
    An AIDS patient writes a letter to the HIV virus, forgiving it for the harm it’s done him and thanking it for inspiring him to live a fuller life. A recovering alcoholic reminds herself to “let go and let God.” Parents pray to see their son as “the perfect child of God” rather than call a doctor to prescribe medication for his earache. A collective of incorporeal beings sends this message to a best-selling author: “There is nothing you cannot be, do, or have.” What do these people have in common? All of them are heirs of the religious philosophy...
  • Prayer Has Proven Power

    08/10/2005 8:30:38 AM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies · 253+ views
    I AM Spirit ^ | Spring 2005 | Judi Lee Taylor
    Because the universe is an energy system and has an inherent order, there is always a response to prayer. This is not belief, supposition, or simply wishful teaching. Prayer has been extensively studied and proven in double- and triple-blind studies. Prayer is energy, and has definite action observable in the external consensual world. There are numerous reference materials on this fascinating subject. Dr. Harold Koenig, an associate professor of medicine at Duke University and the country's leading authority on faith-and-medicine studies, performed academic research that shows that prayer has beneficial health effects, primarily for the person who does the praying....
  • Healing Power of Prayer Doubted in Patient Study

    07/17/2005 8:43:34 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 29 replies · 538+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/16/05 | Brad Wible
    Prayers from distant congregations did not affect patients' recovery from coronary artery procedures, but bedside therapies using music and touch before surgery reduced stress and offered a slight advantage in survival, scientists reported Friday. The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, looked at 748 patients at nine U.S. medical centers. Patients were randomly chosen to receive off-site prayer, bedside therapy, both treatments or none. "This is a test of whether medicine can help people do what they've already been doing for thousands of years in virtually every culture in the world," said Dr. Mitchell W. Krucoff, a cardiologist at...
  • Prayer request:FReeper injured from bike crash(Vanity)

    07/03/2005 8:11:02 AM PDT · by Jackknife · 122 replies · 1,326+ views
    7-3-05 | jakkknife
    Fellow Freepers, I need your prayers. Living in the Atlanta suburbs, I use my mountain bike, along with public transportation, to commute to and from work. I use sidewalks to stay out of traffic, when it is convenient. I consider myself a pretty good rider, and wear my helmet all of the time (almost). Last Thursday, as I was on my way to the Lindbergh MARTA station, I made a manuever off of the sidewalk to go around two pedestrians. Upon my transition back onto the sidewalk, I made an error in approaching the curb (too parallel), my back tire...
  • Former actress works to overturn Roe vs Wade

    06/19/2005 12:45:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 1,678+ views
    Spero News ^ | 06.06.05 | Matt C. Abbott
    Former actress works to overturn Roe vs Wade Spreads new evidence of the physical, emotional, and psychological damage to women who have experienced abortion   Monday, June 06, 2005 by Matt C. Abbott Caron Strong is a former actress who has appeared on TV and in film. She's the mother of a young daughter, Cayla, her pride and joy. Caron recently became the national director of mobilization for Operation Outcry: Silent No More (, an organization "working to overturn Roe v. Wade in light of new evidence of the physical, emotional, and psychological damage to women who have experienced...
  • Veterans Claim Help

    06/09/2005 3:51:31 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 114 replies · 1,732+ views
    8 June 2005 | Chris H
    I am sorry to post a vanity. But FR has some of the greatest people on this planet, and we have many Veterans here. I have been battling depression ever since I got injured in Iraq. My can do's went to can nots. My injuries were broken knee, hip injured left knee, left shin, both hands,lower back and loss of consctiousness(sp?). I had been dealing well with it and the VA had prescribed me Paxil which only made me feel worse so I stopped taking it, per Doctors instructions. Last week on Thursday I had a total meltdown mentally, I...
  • International prayer research office created

    06/03/2005 11:05:55 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies · 211+ views
    Science & Theology News ^ | September 2004 | Michael Levitin
    BARCELONA, Spain — At the inauguration of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, one of the largest and oldest prayer ministries announced the opening of the Office of Prayer Research, a think tank dedicated to broadening our knowledge of the scientific effects of prayer. Members of the spiritual thought movement, Unity, stressed the importance and ambition of their new prayer center, located outside Kansas City, Mo. “Throughout history, when science and religion have come together, there has typically been more clash than collaboration,” Unity President Tom Zender said, adding that at the Office of Prayer Research, “men and women of...
  • Severely Injured Troops Relearn Living Skills (Pride comes forth. Tissues recommended)

    05/26/2005 5:04:28 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 1 replies · 322+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 25, 2005 | rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2005 – "It smells good in here already," a visitor to "Fort Independence" said as she walked into the kitchen where amputees sharpen their culinary skills at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here. Fort Independence is a mock apartment set up in the hospital's occupational-therapy department to train newly disabled patients how to cook, get around an apartment safely, clean, and other skills they need to relearn to live alone after being discharged from the hospital. What the visitor smelled was "my grandmother Fairbanks' pot roast recipe," said Marine Capt. Jonathan Kuniholm, who lost part of his...

    04/23/2005 10:38:19 AM PDT · by Quix · 1 replies · 118+ views
    Gathering In The Jewels Yolanda Ballard Apr 15, 2005 Extreme measures must be taken in order to bring about a restoration of heart. Many have been trying by their own strength to heal that which was wounded years past. I want you to know that the only way to bring about a healing is by listening to the still small voice in your heart and obeying Its direction. In order to listen you must be quiet and still and be able to rest in the assurance of knowing that it is I who has started a good work and that...
  • Fog...

    04/13/2005 6:04:03 AM PDT · by Just Kimberly · 10 replies · 269+ views
    Just Me - Everday ^ | 4-13-2005 | Just Kimberly
    Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Fog... At 6:30 a.m., on a cool Spring morning, I set out to take my youngest child to school. I say child as though he is still in fourth grade - but the truth is - more a young man, at the tender age of sixteen - now worrying about his driver's license and of course, a girl. I get him safely to school - after maneuvering through the foggy back roads of our home county - luckily I know every bump in the road, and the car sort of steers itself. He is busily talking...
  • Alleged Miracles Attributed to John Paul

    04/11/2005 4:36:04 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 151 replies · 2,667+ views
    yahoo/AP ^ | Ap 11 05 | NICOLE WINFIELD,
    VATICAN CITY -- An American Jew cured of a brain tumor after attending Mass with Pope John Paul II. A Mexican boy stricken with leukemia who recovered after a papal kiss. Even a cardinal who regained his ability to speak after John Paul touched his throat. AP Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Pope John Paul II Italian newspapers have been rife with reports of alleged miracles attributed to Pope John Paul II, fueling speculation he may soon be put on the path to sainthood. Vatican rules, though, are clear: For a miracle to be considered in the saint-making process, it has...
  • Cardinal Marchisano Says Pope Healed Him

    04/11/2005 5:58:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 1,291+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 10, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2005 ( A cardinal who worked closely with John Paul II says that he was once cured of a serious throat condition after the Pope prayed for him and touched the affected area. Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, revealed details of the incident on Saturday, the second day of the nine days of Masses celebrated for the Holy Father's eternal rest. The Italian cardinal, a friend of Karol Wojtyla's since 1962, spoke of his previously unpublicized healing during the Mass he celebrated in the basilica with Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, the Pope's personal secretary....
  • Pope’s private secretary witness to “miracle”

    04/10/2005 1:51:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 80 replies · 3,284+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | April 10, 2005
    VATICAN CITY - The private secretary of the late Pope John Paul II saw the pontiff perform what could be claimed as a miracle, one of the key stages to becoming a saint, Italy’s La Stampa newspaper reported Sunday.It quoted Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz as relating how an American who was seriously ill received communion from the pope, and was cured.The incident happened in 1998, but Dziwisz, who was John Paul II’s closest confidant for 40 years, spoke of the incident three years ago to reporters, who revealed it Sunday.According to the report, Dziwisz told how an acquaintance had asked him...
  • The Holy Father Performed a Miracle in Mexico in 1990

    04/07/2005 2:14:13 PM PDT · by Macoraba · 64 replies · 1,273+ views
    Pope John Paul II, while on a visit in Mexico in 1990, has reportedly healed a boy with cancer? The boy who was diagnosed with leukemia, was declared terminally ill by doctors. He is now 19 years old and is in good health. During the Pope's visit, his parents pushed themselves through the crowd and presented their then 3 year old son to the Pontiff's arms and asked the Pope to bless him. Then John Paul whispered something to the boy. To the doctors' surprise afterwards, he was now cured from the dreaded disease. The doctors attest to the miraculous...

    03/24/2005 4:14:32 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 27 replies · 766+ views
    Self | 24 Mar 2005 | Robert Drobot
    Patron Saints of Desperate, Forgotten, Impossible or Lost Causes Saint Philomena Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church. In 1802 the remains of a young woman were found in the catacomb of Saint Priscilla on the Via Salaria. It was covered by stones, the symbols on which indicated that the body was a martyr named Saint Philomena. The bones were exhumed, cataloged, and effectively forgotten since there was so little known about the person. In 1805 Canon Francis de Lucia of Mugnano, Italy was in the Treasury of the Rare Collection of Christian Antiquity (Treasury...
  • Hundreds Come To Cleveland For Hands-On Healing

    02/21/2005 12:44:33 PM PST · by missyme · 42 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | Feb 21st,2005
    CLEVELAND -- A team of Cleveland faith healers has achieved an astonishing rate of success in treating thousands of seriously ill people, NewsChannel5 reported. Many are calling these healings, miracles. It's a phenomenon that's even impressing Cleveland doctors. As Ted Henry reported, this word-of-mouth Catholic ministry has somehow managed to escape broad public attention, until now. Faith healers meet in churches all over Greater Cleveland, and on a recent Sunday morning the faith healing team was at St. Ignatius High School where there was standing room only. The hands-on healing service frequently runs nine hours. Even though it was not...
  • John Paul II's Secret

    02/12/2005 9:14:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies · 1,351+ views ^ | Not given | Antonio Gaspari
      JOHN PAUL II'S SECRET   What is the source of John Paul's strength and charisma? Contemplative prayer and the Mass, says the man who was his private secretary from 1988 to 1996 by Antonio Gaspari John Paul II's emotional impact on those around him can be profound. Those who meet with him or listen to his words often are deeply moved, even breaking into tears. This was apparent during his recent pastoral visit to France. It was apparent in Denver, Colorado, in 1993, for World Youth Day. It was apparent in Manila in January 1995 when 5 million...
  • Primetime Live tonight to show "John of God"

    02/10/2005 1:20:31 PM PST · by missyme · 10 replies · 907+ views
    Religion News ^ | Feb 10th,2005
    For more than 30 years, millions of desperate people from around the world -- the sick, the crippled, the terminally ill -- have made a pilgrimage to the remote high plateaus of central Brazil in search of a cure. They travel to see a man who is said to have miraculous healing powers and can supposedly perform surgeries without pain or even anesthesia. His acolytes call him "Joao de Deus" or "John of God." In an hour-long report, "Primetime Live" co-anchor John Quinones travels to Brazil to find out whether these incredible stories can possibly be true, whether "John of...