Daily Archives: 1 December 2007

Galactic Beauty Contest

The winner is … M74, the spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces. It’s about 180 quintillion miles away. The light gathered for this image is 32 million years old, right around the time our Antarctic continent was getting fitted for … Continue reading

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Commenting on Commenting on Comments

… or, as John Heavrin will note, they can’t blame me for it. I don’t comment there; I just bring the faults here for occasional picking. I was popping into NLM for my weekly visit and noticed Shawn’s post on … Continue reading

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RP 7: Need and Benefit

This section touts the variety of benefits and graces provided by the sacrament of penance. According to Catholic tradition, believers commit both grave sins and venial sins. Note that grave sin always implies a withdrawal from God, and an experience … Continue reading

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