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Book Review: “The Faith Link” by Max Fleury, MD

A doctor explores the influence of spirituality on one’s health -- and even one's lifespan

“The Faith Link: Scientific Proof That Your Belief Determines Your Health” (Charisma House, 2016) offers insights into the fascinating effects that one’s religious beliefs and spirituality can have on one’s health. The book’s author, the French Dr. Max Fleury, offers a valuable … Continue reading

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Last Rites: A Catholic Send-Off

A look at the religion's final prayer procession for the dying

Catholicism has never been number-shy in its teachings. Confess a sin? Ten Hail Marys. Looking to convert? Get ready for a slew of Sunday or Bible school classes, then 1. Baptism, 2. Confirmation, and 3. First Communion. If your list … Continue reading

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Reflections on Life & Death in Auguste Rodin’s “Cathedral”

What the French sculpture says about life, death, and the relationship between our humanity and spirituality

French sculptor Auguste Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917) had an ability to explore profound, spiritual themes through ostensibly simple forms – in this case, a pair of two hands. Rodin’s “Cathedral” or “Cathedral Hands” (1908) looks at … Continue reading

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Memorial Songs: “Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens

A folk memorial song about a loved one with cancer and the limits of faith

Nothing can evoke the mystery of loss like a well-told story, or a ballad. One of my favorite songs by Sufjan Stevens, “Casimir Pulaski Day” from his album “Illinois” tells the story of a young girl who dies from cancer. … Continue reading

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NPR Announces New Series: “Conversations On The Afterlife”

The radio station opens up a unique dialogue on death, dying and the afterlife

NPR will be broadcasting a number of discussions on the subject of dying this month in their series, “Conversations On The Afterlife.” In particular, the station will place its emphasis on the concept of an afterlife according to men and … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers, France

The medieval French tapestry chronicles biblical scenes of heaven and death

In the belly of the Chateau d’Angers in Angers, France, hangs one of the world’s oldest vestiges of medieval woven art: the Apocalypse Tapestry. At 328 feet, the tapestry remains one of the largest in the world. But perhaps most … Continue reading

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