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  • Poll: Shaheen's lead evaporating

    07/24/2008 7:12:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies · 213+ views
    nashua telegraph ^ | July 24, 2008 | By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    CONCORD – Democratic Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen's once imposing lead over U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu has all but vanished in recent months according to a University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released today. Shaheen leads Sununu in this poll of likely voters, 46 percent to 42 percent, but the spread is within its margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent. Pollster Andrew Smith stressed the race remains wide open since only 22 percent said they had definitely decided upon a candidate. During a telephone interview, Smith said voters are starting to focus more on the choices...
  • Israel's Messianic Jews: Some Call it a Miracle

    07/23/2008 5:59:45 PM PDT · by Raineygoodyear · 21 replies · 88+ views
    CBN News ^ | July 22nd, 2008 | Wendy Smith
    In Israel, a resurgence in the number of Jews who believe in Jesus is getting a lot of attention. Many leaders say it's the strongest growth since the time of Jesus and that the Messianic movement could be on the brink of a great revival. "This is the first time where we've seen Israeli society in general being so open to consider who Yeshua is," said Messianic leader Asher Intrater. "This is a real miracle, and there's beginning to be grace and favor with us in the land." Although Jesus and the early disciples were Jewish, for nearly 2,000 years...
  • Stray bullet stopped by Bible, watermelon

    07/16/2008 2:39:05 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 6 replies · 128+ views
    WTHR website ^ | 7/16/07 | Emily Longnecker
    Indianapolis - A great grandmother believes a higher power helped her and three family members survive a Monday night shooting. Before stray bullets from a gun battle at Sherman Drive and 38th Street ripped through her car, Charlotte Thompson didn't even know what gunfire sounded like. "I'd never heard a gunshot," she said. She was sitting at a red light around 7:00 pm Monday when the fight broke out. "We heard this pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," Thompson said. "Then Shyann said 'Oh! I'm shot!'" Her 10-year-old great granddaughter was sitting in the back seat, shot in the stomach....
  • ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA—1195-1231 A.D.

    06/11/2008 9:33:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 474+ views
    EWTN ^ | not available | EWTN
    ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA—1195-1231 A.D. St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most famous disciples of St. Francis of Assisi. He was a famous preacher and worker of miracles in his own day, and throughout the eight centuries since his death he has so generously come to the assistance of the faithful who invoke him, that he is known throughout the world. St. Anthony's Youth & ConversionSt. Anthony was born in the year 1195 A. D. at Lisbon (Portugal) where his father was a captain in the royal army. Already at the age of fifteen years, he had...
  • ‘String of Miracles’ Benefits Iraqi Children

    06/04/2008 6:12:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 88+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 4, 2008 – Playing outside her Baghdad home in January 2007, 6-year-old Shams couldn’t have imagined that destiny was about to drastically change her life, along with the lives of many other Iraqi children. Dr. Samuel Kakish, a Jordanian dentist, checks a pediatric patient prior to surgery. Kakish volunteers his services to the Baghdad-based National Iraqi Assistance Center. Courtesy photo by Marikay Satryano  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Mortars don’t discriminate between women or men, rich or poor, adults or children. One found Shams. It was a miracle Shams’ father managed to flag down a passing...
  • The Dead Raised again! Woman Suddenly Comes Back to Life, Doctors Call it a "Medical Miracle"

    05/28/2008 3:32:49 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 57 replies · 633+ views
    BCN ^ | May 23, 2008 | Aimee Herd
    By the time she was found, her body had become stiff with rigor mortus. (Charleston, West Virginia)—According to the AP report, West Virginia resident, Val Thomas' heart stopped last Saturday morning, and by the time she was found, her body had become stiff with rigor mortus. (Photo: AP)Paramedics were able to revive her, but only after an estimated 15 minutes without oxygen or a pulse—she was rushed to an area hospital. During procedures to lower her body temperature, Val's heart stopped two more times.The Thomas family was told by doctors that Val had only a 10 percent chance of...
  • Revival in Lakeland!

    05/09/2008 3:03:45 PM PDT · by Armed Civilian · 83 replies · 257+ views
    eyewitness ^ | 05/09/2008 | Armed Civilian
    I have been to the outpouring in Lakeland twice with my family. I was wondering if any other Freepers have been as well. We went when it was still in Ignited Church which holds 700. It has moved to a church in Auburndale that holds 3,000, they then moved it to the Lakeland Convention Center that holds 9,000 and then to Lakeland Tigers Baseball stadium that holds nearly 12,000. Tonight it will be at Lakeland/Linder Airport, Sun and Fun Grounds. We have seen lots of healings and miracles. It has been going on for over 35 days and will be...
  • Any Freepers been to Lakeland, Florida and the Florida outpouring

    05/09/2008 2:58:27 PM PDT · by Armed Civilian · 13 replies · 290+ views
    eyewitness ^ | 05/09/2008 | Armed Civilian
    I have been to the outpouring in Lakeland twice with my family. I was wondering if any other Freepers have been as well. We went when it was still in Ignited Church which holds 700. It has moved to a church in Auburndale that holds 3,000, they then moved it to the Lakeland Convention Center that holds 9,000 and then to Lakeland Tigers Baseball stadium that holds nearly 12,000. Tonight it will be at Lakeland/Linder Airport, Sun and Fun Grounds. We have seen lots of healings and miracles. It has been going on for over 35 days and will be...
  • WASHINGTON State National and Global Days of Prayer update ..... WATCH AND GIVE THANKS!

    05/05/2008 8:56:56 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 3 replies · 75+ views
    Click the video for 15 minute overview for OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER. This is short excerpt from the hour long" His Show." You are invited to hear about the signs, wonders, miracles, decreasing crime, increasing prosperity, and dramatic church growth that results from this simple but powerful strategy. Learn how you can mobilize on going 24/7 prayer in your city by harnessing the momentum from the National and Global Days of Prayer.
  • They call it Divine intervention on I-81 in Sullivan County, TN

    04/10/2008 8:02:25 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 6 replies · 150+ views
    TriCities ^ | Apr 09, 2008
    "God put me there, not to watch, but to help." That is how Tim Scott of Bristol, Virginia explains his presence at the fiery crash on the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near exit 69 Tuesday, April 9th. Scott, who stopped to help after seeing a tractor trailer, driven by Larry Harvey of Princeton, West Virginia, dragging a 1987 Oldsmobile down the interstate, just happened to have a fire extinguisher in his vehicle. Another passerby who also stopped to help, Jeff Kegley of Seymour, Tennessee, said the fire extinguisher was the key piece of equipment that helped save two women,...
  • 'Miracle baby' found in explosion's rubble

    04/04/2008 11:18:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies · 130+ views
    Commericial Appeal, Memphis ^ | April 5, 2008 | Hank Dudding
    9-month-old spent night trapped HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. -- A baby girl who spent a rainy night trapped in rubble after a house caught fire and exploded was pulled alive from the wreckage late Friday morning. The girl, identified by neighbors as Olandrea Chanelle Elliott, 9 months, was in stable condition at Alliance HealthCare in Holly Springs on Friday afternoon before being transferred to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Three adults in the home were burned and were being treated at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Rescue workers searched for the girl throughout the night after the explosion at...
  • Newly Wounded Warriors Experience ‘Miracles on the Mountainside’

    04/02/2008 5:27:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 282+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 2, 2008 – Less than six months ago, Army Pfc. Michael Dinkel had his leg destroyed by a roadside bomb while he was deployed to Afghanistan with the Fort Riley, Kan.-based 70th Engineer Battalion. Today, still a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dinkel is shimmying down the slopes of Snowmass Mountain, refusing to let a disability stand in the way of a good time -- or a full, productive life. Less than six months after losing a leg to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, Army Pfc. Michael Dinkel is on the slopes...
  • Anti-Christ, Oops, I Mean Oprah’s Reinvention of Jesus Picks Up Steam

    02/21/2008 6:33:24 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 761+ views
    PG & G ^ | February 20, 2008 | Bart Lewis
    She’s basically REINVENTING Jesus! I know this may be old news to some of you! But two months into the year, Oprah Winfrey is picking up a lot of steam behind her radio show with her Course of Miracles which she started on Janaury 1, 2008! Her radio show is exclusive to XM Radio, however, the experts who rate TV programming say her show has a noticeable increase in middle school & high school viewers. This could be dangerous!Sample of Today’s LessonWhat’s your opinion after reading this article? Oprah Winfrey will be letting out all the stops on her XM...
  • McCain fell from 55% to 49% nationwide overnight (vanity)

    02/11/2008 12:59:35 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 163 replies · 265+ views
    February 11, 2008 | Kurt Evans
    From Rasmussen Reports on February 9: "… polling since Mitt Romney suspended his campaign shows John McCain leading Mike Huckabee 55% to 24% in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. McCain also leads Huckabee 724 to 196 in delegates and there is no viable path to the nomination for Huckabee. As a result, Rasmussen Reports will no longer conduct daily tracking polls of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination." From Rasmussen Reports on February 10: "In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, Mike Huckabee had a good day on Saturday. He won the caucuses in Kansas handily,...
  • Huckabee eyes Giants-like run

    02/10/2008 3:01:18 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 18 replies · 167+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2008 | Ian Bishop
    Not so fast, John McCain. Republican White House long shot Mike Huckabee cast himself as the New York Giants of political candidates, a scrappy David hustling to knock off Goliath. Huckabee won the Kansas caucuses and beat McCain, the presumptive nominee, in Louisiana Saturday night - though there will be a runoff because neither crested 50%. Huckabee insisted yesterday he's in the race for the duration, or until McCain wraps up the 1,191 delegates needed for the nomination - even though the Arizona senator now leads 714 to 214. "I didn't major in math," the former Arkansas governor told a...
  • Scientists Sucessfully Grow Heart in Lab

    01/16/2008 9:35:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1,020+ views
    CBN News ^ | January 15, 2008 | Heather Sells
    There's new hope for the five million people in the United States who live with heart failure. Scientists say they have been able to grow a rat heart in a lab. They were also successful at getting it to start beating. About 50,000 people die each year waiting for a heart donor. But that all may change thanks to a rat heart, built by scientists at the University of Minnesota. "Everyone has cells," Dr. Doris Taylor told CBN News. "What's lacking is a way to put that together in a 3-D structure that lets you create an organ," she explained....
  • Man falls from skyscraper, lives to tell the horror [47 stories]

    01/04/2008 8:16:40 AM PST · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 21 replies · 789+ views ^ | 01/03/08 | AP/cnn
    Doctors say they have never seen anything like it: A window washer who fell 47 stories from the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper is now awake, talking to his family and expected to walk again...
  • The Greatest Miracle of All

    12/18/2007 3:07:52 AM PST · by BigAlPro · 11 replies · 191+ views
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | December 17, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    As we watch the news and read the papers, we realize there are many misconceptions about Christmas and about miracles. Christmas is not a season of tolerance. It is a season of love. Christmas is not a season of worry. It is a season for worship. Christmas is not a season of praising friends and family members. It is a season for glorifying God. Christmas is not a season of decorations and presents under the tree. It is a season for acknowledging the presence of God in our lives. To be honest, Christmas is not even a season of giving....
  • Statement by Fred Thompson on Adult Cell Research Breakthrough

    11/20/2007 2:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 152+ views
    Fred08 ^ | November 20, 2007 | Senator Fred Thompson
    McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson issued the following statement regarding today's scientific breakthrough in adult cell research: "There is exciting news for patients today. In yet another breakthrough for adult cell research, scientists have made normal human skin cells take on the relevant properties of embryonic stem cells. That is in addition to 73 breakthroughs for adult and cord blood research to date. There are still no embryonic stem cell breakthroughs. "For all who are concerned for patients and their families, the effective, ethical, and compassionate answer is to put our money where the breakthroughs are happening -- in...
  • Boy survives two-hour flight to Moscow hanging onto plane wing (UPDATE @ #141)

    09/25/2007 4:18:21 PM PDT · by George from New England · 155 replies · 1,093+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 24/ 09/ 2007 | Radio Maya
    MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - A 15-year-old boy from the Urals suffered acute frostbite after riding the wing of a Boeing-737 plane on a two-hour flight from Perm to Moscow, Russian radio station Mayak reported on Monday. After clinging on for the entire 1300-kilometer (808-mile) flight to Vnukova Airport, the boy, named Andrei, collapsed onto the tarmac. His arms and legs were so severely frozen that rescuers were at first unable to remove his coat and shoes, the radio station said. The airport did not confirm the report. "We have no information on this," the Vnukovo press service told...
  • When God performs miracles for us, what should we do in return?

    09/12/2007 8:57:20 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 7 replies · 187+ views
    Ari Fuld wasn't surprised when he got his draft call last summer during the Lebanon war. "For me, serving in the Israeli Defense Forces is another puzzle piece in a Jewish person's life." He says. "I literally smile when I get my draft in the mail." He had 12 hours to say good-bye to his wife and four children, including his newborn son. Within eight hours after that he was at the Lebanese border. After one day of intensive training, his unit was going into Lebanon to dismantle a faceless terrorist infrastructure. "The night before we went in, I wrote...
  • America Shares Grief with Minneapolis – Many Miracles amid the Mayhem

    08/04/2007 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 2 replies · 323+ views
    CrossActionNews ^ | 8-4-07 | Rev Michael Bresciani
    The collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis is a tragedy of gargantuan proportions but it was followed by bravery, stories of heroism and miracles also on a grand scale. Top fire fighter, Chief Jim Clark of the Minneapolis Fire Department exclaimed that the first miracle was the low death toll. Clark said, ““We were surprised that we didn’t have more people seriously injured and killed, I think it was something of a miracle.” With upwards of 500 cars crossing the bridge at any given moment that qualifies as a miracle for most of us.
  • I Believe in Miracles: Glenn

    07/01/2007 8:29:56 PM PDT · by tnarg · 179+ views ^ | July 1, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    “If there is a God, help me!” I kept seeing this young fellow walking up and down the jail corridors. He was dressed in the usual blue of his pod. What made him distinctive is that he always had in his hand a Bible. “Why do you carry that book wherever you go?” I inquired one day as Glenn was making his way to work in the facility’s laundry. “I’ve read it through three times thus far since coming in here,” he answered. That really didn’t tell me why he was reading it, but it was okay for starters. The...
  • Disabled Vets Expecting Miracles as Winter Sports Clinic Opens

    04/02/2007 5:42:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 260+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 1, 2007 – Some 450 disabled veterans converging here today -- about 100 of them wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan -- aren’t looking for April Fools pranks. They’re expecting miracles. The veterans are kicking off the 21st National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, six days jam-packed with activities designed to push them to new heights and enhance their rehabilitation. Veterans of past clinics -- and the people who have watched them show themselves and the world what they can still do — refer to what happens here as “Miracles on the Mountainside.” Participants will learn...
  • Lazarus Revisited

    01/23/2007 8:45:27 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 417+ views
    01/23/07 | vanity
    Lazarus Revisited Devout Christians believe Jesus of Nazareth raised Lazarus - brother of Mary and Martha of Bethany - from the grave – four days after his death and burial. One pious tradition has it that Lazarus subsequently wandered with a small band of early Christian followers to Marseilles, became the first Bishop of Provence, and was martyred by the Romans. Others say he remained in the holy land, lived a quiet and examplary life, and was buried as a saint in Constantinople. Ah, but “Biblical people” were real people : motivated by the same petty things we are –...
  • John Paul miracles hasten sainthood (canonization expected in 18 months)

    01/21/2007 5:56:07 AM PST · by NYer · 511 replies · 5,153+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 21, 2007 | Christopher Morgan
    THE VATICAN is close to making the late pope John Paul II a saint after investigating three "miracles" attributed to him. John Paul had already been credited with curing a nun of Parkinson's disease and now it has emerged he has been credited with two other cures, proof of which will confer on him beatification and then canonisation.This weekend the cardinal in charge of the process said he expected the checks performed by the local dioceses on all three miracles to be complete by April. A formal announcement is expected on April 2, the second anniversary of John Paul's death,...
  • Vatican display exhibits eucharistic miracles

    01/19/2007 11:12:09 AM PST · by NYer · 106 replies · 1,651+ views
    Catholic Explorer ^ | January 2007 | KATHRYNNE SKONICKI
    NAPERVILLE—The Great Hall of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naperville was filled Jan. 13 with posters propped up on easels likening an art exhibit. The silence, which typically permeates an art museum, filled the air in the room with approximately 5,600 square feet.Interested onlookers read about the 120 eucharistic miracles described on 160 panels of the Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World. The accounts ranged from well-known visions such as Our Lady of Guadalupe to lesser-known ones such as the eucharistic miracle that occurred in 1412 in Herentals, Belgium. A variety of miracles, including healings and...

    01/12/2007 6:53:12 PM PST · by JockoManning · 32 replies · 2,047+ views
    No Greater Love, International ^ | December 2006 | Inger J. Logelin
    Dr. Ralph Bethea has never taken the cautious road in reaching the world for Christ. "Baba Ralph" has been instrumental in leading many to the Lord in Afghanistan and other Middle East nations. He recently he went into Teheran, Iran to help six of his young evangelists who had imprisoned for winning hundreds of students to Christ in the University of Iran. Bethea says he has been wanted by the Iranian Islamic government since 1992. The Lord directed him to offer himself in exchange for the release of the young men. The secret police accepted the offer and sent a...
  • The Christmas Miracle (triple-hankie alert!)

    01/07/2007 5:12:26 PM PST · by Ronzo · 9 replies · 464+ views
    The FireKnights Blog ^ | 12/22/2006 | Susan Leonard
    Well, this may be a tad late in the season, but this is such a heart-warming story I decided it had to be posted. Enjoy! INTRODUCTIONContinuing with the inspirational stories is a heartwarming story about a Mall Santa, a little girl and God. Enjoy. THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLEWhen I recall precious Christmas memories, I think of a very special story, one which represents the magic and glory of the season. This is a true story, as told to me by my husband -- a professional Santa Claus -- of a real Christmas miracle which he experienced. A story that I think...
  • Visions of Jesus Stir Muslim Hearts

    12/11/2006 7:36:03 AM PST · by TaraP · 21 replies · 674+ views
    CBN News ^ | Dec 10th, 2006 | Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM - The Muslim call to prayer resounds through a large part of the Earth, where more than one billion people call themselves Muslims. Throughout the Islamic world, many Muslims from Gaza to London are also responding to the call to global jihad, where the goal is to take over the world for Islam. It's a clash of civilizations with the Christian faith in the middle. Throughout the nearly 1,400 year history of Islam, Muslims have resisted the Christian Gospel. Many Christians tried to reach them with the good news, but with little success. But according to many reports from...
  • Religion of "peace": If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya

    09/21/2006 10:40:49 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 911+ views
    If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya September 20, 2006 If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna killa ya. `Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." Those are the words Pope Benedict uttered that has caused quite a stir. Those words were originally uttered in the 14th century by the Byzantine Emporor Manuel II. Now, contrary to the replies from Muslim fanatics, Byzantine was...
  • Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again

    09/20/2006 11:10:16 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,048+ views
    CFP ^ | Monday, September 18, 2006 | J.B. Williams
    Muslims, Islam, Pope Benedict Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again Al Qaeda terror commander hints at big attack on N.Y., Washington... The new al-Qaeda field commander recently interviewed in Afghanistan, is calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. -- particularly Washington and New York -- in anticipation of a major terror attack to rival Sept. 11, says the Canada Free Press story. Like most peace loving free people of the western world, I'd like very much to believe that Islam is indeed a peaceful religion seeking a peaceful coexistence with all peaceful peoples of the world. It's just hard...
  • Searching For Moderate Muslims (keep searchin'...)

    09/20/2006 12:46:11 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 454+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 20, 2006 | David Keene
    Searching For Moderate MuslimsBy David Keene September 20, 2006 The Islamic world, along with the politically correct world, is in a snit because Pope Benedict had the bad judgment in an academic forum to quote a Byzantine emperor's criticism of Islam's justification of forced conversion during his time. Islamic spokesmen reacted quickly, asserting that theirs is a religion of peace, condemning the Pope and blaming him as their followers began a new round of torching Christian churches around the world and killing those who attend them. I am agnostic on the question of whether Islam is at its heart peaceful...
  • Web Page Features Miracles of Yesterday and Today

    08/23/2006 5:57:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 23, 2006
    LONDON, AUG. 23, 2006 ( The Catholic Agency to Support Evangelization has launched a Web page on the miracles from the time of Jesus as well as from modernity. CASE launched the page, "Miracles Do Happen," at Started by the bishops of England and Wales in April 2004, CASE aims to support dioceses, parishes, schools, groups and individuals in proclaiming the Gospel. The new Web page was launched to coincide with the broadcast of a BBC television series called "The Miracles of Jesus," which uses drama, special photography and computer-generated images to bring the miracles of Jesus to life....
  • The Day the Sun Stood Still

    06/29/2006 9:51:07 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies · 360+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/29/'06 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    When the Jewish people followed Joshua into the Land of Israel, 40 years after their exodus from Egypt, their lives changed unimaginably. For an entire generation, the manna that fell from the heavens every morning had sustained them, the pillar of fire had guided them through the wilderness, and the clouds of glory had protected them from every danger and enemy. Upon entering the land, however, all of these miracles instantaneously stopped. Indeed, it had been the Jews' fear of losing the open miracles that testified to the Almighty's presence in their midst that led to the sin of the...
  • Has Anyone Heard of Rhoda Wise?

    06/25/2006 1:43:07 AM PDT · by AnimalLover · 9 replies · 798+ views
    While saying my daily prayers today, the name Rhoda Wise popped into my head. I remembered that back in the '40s when I was a small child, my folks took my brother and I to Canton, Ohio. It's a long time ago but if I recall, there was to be "something" special happening and many, many people made the pilgrimage. Checked out the name on the search engine and came up with a lot of links. Following are a few:
  • Jesus ice walker?

    04/11/2006 2:08:20 AM PDT · by ekeni · 56 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | 4 April 2006
    he New Testament story describes Jesus walking on water in the Sea of Galilee but according to a study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Doron Nof, it's more likely that he walked on an isolated patch of floating ice. The study points to a rare combination of optimal water and atmospheric conditions for development of a unique, localized freezing phenomenon that Nof and his co-authors call "springs ice." In what is now northern Israel, such ice could have formed on the cold freshwater surface of the Sea of Galilee -- known as Lake Kinneret by modern-day Israelis...
  • Jesus Could Have Walked on Ice, Scientist Says

    04/04/2006 4:48:26 PM PDT · by Serb5150 · 70 replies · 1,158+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Apr 4, 2006 | Sara Goudarzi
    Rare conditions could have conspired to create hard-to-see ice on the Sea of Galilee that a person could have walked on back when Jesus is said to have walked on water, a scientist said today. The study, which examines a combination of favorable water and environmental conditions, proposes that Jesus could have walked on an isolated patch of floating ice on what is now known as Lake Kinneret in northern Israel.
  • Jesus Walked on Ice, Not Water, Study Says (BS alert)

    04/04/2006 9:50:23 AM PDT · by charming_harmonica · 217 replies · 4,515+ views
    Physorg.coim ^ | April 4, 2006 | Libby Fairhurst
    The New Testament story describes Jesus walking on water in the Sea of Galilee but according to a study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Doron Nof, it's more likely that he walked on an isolated patch of floating ice. The study points to a rare combination of optimal water and atmospheric conditions for development of a unique, localized freezing phenomenon that Nof and his co-authors call "springs ice." In what is now northern Israel, such ice could have formed on the cold freshwater surface of the Sea of Galilee -- known as Lake Kinneret by modern-day Israelis...
  • Lourdes lobbies for more miracles

    04/02/2006 3:34:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 459+ views
    UK Times ^ | 4/2/06 | UK Times
    WHEN is a miracle not a miracle? Lourdes, the French town and religious resort whose spring water is believed by many people to possess healing properties, is considering a change in the rules to allow more cures to be put down to divine intervention, writes Matthew Campbell. The Catholic Church has recognised only a few dozen miracle healings since Lourdes began attracting pilgrims after the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared to a 14-year-old shepherdess called Bernadette in 1858. Worryingly, however, the number of cures has been declining, even as the number of pilgrims has risen. In its infancy,...
  • John Paul the miracle worker?

    03/20/2006 6:01:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/20/06 | Philip Pullella
    ROME (Reuters) - Last year, Monsignor Slawomir Oder opened one of the many letters he receives from people who think Pope John Paul should be declared a saint. He felt a strange sensation. This letter was different. In it, a French nun said she had been suffering from a precocious form of Parkinson's disease but that the symptoms disappeared after she prayed to John Paul for nine days. "The letter was very simple and delicate, not triumphal," Oder recalled in his cluttered office in the Basilica of St. John Lateran as the Vatican prepares to commemorate the first anniversary of...
  • Appearances can be downright deceptive (False "apparitions" trouble the Church)

    02/11/2006 5:17:24 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies · 2,844+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | February 11 2006 | Simon Caldwell
    A rash of dubious miracles and rival congregations is trying the Vatican’s patience RELIGIOUS fervour swept southern California this winter when a statue of the Virgin Mary was claimed to be crying blood. ...In May a statue of St Pěo of Pietrelcina wept blood in a church in Marsicovetere, southern Italy — although in this case the diocese excluded “supernatural intervention” when tests showed that the blood belonged to a woman. Indeed, such “private revelations” have proliferated. ... But of the 295 such episodes reported since 1905, the Vatican has affirmed the authenticity of just 11, among them the appearances...
  • Air Force Medical Evacuation System Makes Miracles Happen, General Says

    02/01/2006 4:35:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 250+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006 – The Air Force's aeromedical evacuation system is unlike any system that's ever been fielded and has contributed greatly to the joint service team, the Air Force surgeon general said here today. Since the war on terror began, the Air Force has moved more than 31,000 patients back to the U.S. for treatment and has saved countless lives, Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) George Peach Taylor Jr. said at the State of the Military Health System 2006 Annual Conference. "When you couple an expeditionary medical team with a great air evacuation system, miracles can happen," he...
  • Touched by a Miracle

    01/18/2006 8:31:07 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 375+ views
    Western NY Catholic ^ | January 2006 | Mary Ann Herrington
    Ask 92-year-old Lillian Halasinski if she considers herself special and she’ll quickly respond, “Oh no, no, not at all.” And yet this Dunkirk resident is the recipient of a Vatican-certi-fi ed miracle, an occurrence as rare as snow in August in West-ern New York. The miracle brought to-gether two deeply spiritual Polish women from opposite sides of the Atlantic who lived in differ-ent centuries. Nevertheless, they touched each other in a unique and unforgettable way. Mother Mary Angela Truszkowska, a na-tive of Poland and the foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice, had been dead...
  • Christmas magic show sparks outrage (Bible miracles 'recreated' – including making virgin pregnant)

    12/17/2005 1:46:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies · 1,483+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/17/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A Christmas magic show on British television claiming to recreate miracles – including making a virgin pregnant – has been condemned by Christian groups. "The Magic Of Jesus," broadcast on the independent Channel 4, features illusionists Barry Jones and Stuart McLeod attempting to see if eight New Testament "feats" are possible, reports The Sun newspaper of London. The performers sought to raise a headless corpse from the dead, cure a blind person, feed 5,000 soccer fans with five loaves and two fishes and walk on water, the paper said, but angry Christian leaders said Jones and McLeod are dishonest....
  • Peru's 'Mermaid' Baby Recovering Well

    12/15/2005 8:57:41 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 2,628+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed Dec 14, 2005 | MONTE HAYES
    Giggling and blowing kisses to photographers, Peru's 19-month-old "miracle baby" was presented to the public Tuesday by doctors six months after surgery to separate her fused legs. Milagros Cerron, whose name means "miracles" in Spanish, was born with a rare congenital defect known as sirenomelia, or "mermaid syndrome." Her successful operation in June captured the interest of the world. Affectionately called "the little mermaid" by Peruvians, Milagros wore a pair of tiny blue jeans Tuesday as she played among dozens of brightly colored plastic balls. Dr. Luis Rubio, head of a team of surgeons who operated on in June, said...
  • A Church That Strays from Mystic Roots Begins to Imitate Sadducees, Pharisees

    12/09/2005 11:01:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies · 473+ views ^ | 12-08-05 | Michael H., Brown
    A CHURCH THAT STRAYS FROM MYSTIC ROOTS BEGINS TO IMITATE SADDUCEES, PHARISEESBy Michael H. BrownStriking it was, the other day, to hear from a priest who mentioned that it is now "politically incorrect" -- among priests -- to take spiritual phenomena such a weeping statues seriously. It was striking because while it has been apparent for some time that many priests and bishops are no longer open to the supernatural, hearing it put in such terms crystallized it. Politically incorrect.Indeed, in the current climate, it is doubtful that apparition sites such as Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal would...
  • Believers flock to crying Virgin Mary

    11/26/2005 7:38:45 PM PST · by ketelone · 183 replies · 3,651+ views
    AP ^ | Today | J Williams
    By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 5 minutes ago SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Carrying rosary beads and cameras, the faithful have been coming in a steady stream to a church on the outskirts of Sacramento for a glimpse of what some are calling a miracle: A statue of the Virgin Mary they say has begun crying a substance that looks like blood. ADVERTISEMENT It was first noticed more than a week ago, when a priest at the Vietnamese Catholic Martyrs Church spotted a stain on the statue's face and wiped it away. Before Mass on Nov. 20, people again...
  • Pilgrims flock to Sterling Heights home to see Virgin Mary's bowed head, photos.

    10/04/2005 6:07:45 AM PDT · by devoted · 24 replies · 3,216+ views
    The Macomb Daily News ^ | October 1, 2005 | Gordon Wilczynski
    Miraculous? Pilgrims flock to Sterling Heights home to see Virgin Mary's bowed head, photos. PUBLISHED: October 1, 2005 By Gordon Wilczynski Macomb Daily staff Writer Macomb Daily staff photo by Craig Gaffield Pilgrims come to see a statue of the Virgin Mary on the front lawn of a Sterling Heights home Friday. The unexpected death of a beloved Sterling Heights man has triggered what some people are calling a religious miracle, attracting hundreds of visitors in recent weeks. The family of the deceased believes the death of Ghassan Pattah, 39, on Aug. 29, has spawned a spiritual message from the...
  • Trashing the Loaves and Fishes

    09/26/2005 12:29:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 803+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | September 26, 2005 | James Fitzpatrick
    It happens every year in the late summer. We get to hear the Gospel account of the story of the loaves and fishes. It is one of the most familiar accounts in the New Testament. It is also one that liberal theologians are fond of — as they say — “demythologizing.” The Social Skill of Mocking God Admittedly, it is a scene difficult to envision. If you were a Hollywood producer you would know how to depict Jesus walking on water, healing the sick and the blind, raising Lazarus from the dead, the Resurrection and Ascension. But the best of...