Benedictine abbot was at Arnold Palmer’s bedside when he died

Arnold Palmer acknowledging the crowd on the 18th during the Champions Challenge at St Andrews, Fife, in 2015 (PA)

Archabbot Douglas Nowicki said prayers and blessed the golf legend shortly before he died

Benedictine Archabbot Douglas Nowicki of St Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was with Arnold Palmer when the golfing great died on September 25 in Pittsburgh.

It wasn’t the first time Archabbot Nowicki had visited Palmer that day. Palmer, 87, was in a hospital awaiting a heart operation scheduled for September 26. “I went to say a prayer and give him a blessing. About an hour after I’d departed, I got a call” that Palmer’s health was failing rapidly, the archabbot told Catholic News Service in a September 26 telephone interview.

Even though Palmer was a lifelong Presbyterian, he’d had a relationship with St Vincent’s spanning more than 50 years, when Archabbot Nowicki himself was in the high school at the archabbey.

Palmer did not let denominational differences deter him. “Arnie sort of appealed to everyone. There were no barriers, race, colour, creed — those were things that never entered into” his mind, Archabbot Nowicki said. “He was welcoming to everybody and treated everyone with tremendous warmth and respect.” Palmer came with his wife on occasion to the arch abbey’s 7.30 a.m. Sunday Mass.

“I remember him coming here on one occasion after winning several of the golf tournaments early in his career. He was hitting golf balls for the students. By then he had a fairly good reputation,” Archabbot Nowicki recalled. “He would give a little demonstration. I remember when he was doing it they put a little trash pail out in the middle, about 150 yards out, and he was hitting balls out and he got about five in the tanker,” he chuckled.


By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter
September 22, 2016|3:30 pm


Hebrew script (Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

Writings, believed to be ancient Hebrew script from the bible, is displayed on a computer screen at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem July 20, 2015.

An ancient, nearly 1,700-year-old Hebrew scroll has finally been deciphered by using complex digital analysis, revealing that it contains verses from the book of Leviticus in the Bible, scientists announced in a major archaeological breakthrough.

LiveScience reported on Wednesday that the En-Gedi scroll, which for centuries had been unreadable due to a fire that left it charred 1,400 years ago, has now been “virtually unwrapped” by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

“We’re reading a real scroll. It hasn’t been read for millennia. Many thought it was probably impossible to read,” said Brent Seales, a professor in the computer science department at the University of Kentucky.

“The real joy came when [Pnina Shor, an expert with the Israel Antiquities Authority] sent me back the result of having read our first results, because then I knew not only were we seeing writing, but it was readable, because she and her team were able to identify it as a known text, and at that point, we were absolutely jubilant, I have to say,” Seales added, according to Fox News.

World Famous Exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth Dies at 91 Eternal rest Dear Father.Last year, at a conference in Rome, he said “ISIS is Satan”

The outspoken Pauline priest had performed over 70,000 exorcisms over the past 30 years.

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Father Gabriele Amorth.

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The renowned exorcist, Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, has died at the age of 91.

A priest of the diocese of Rome, Father Amorth was admitted to hospital a few weeks ago suffering from pulmonary complications, according to Italian media reports.

His death was announced by the San Paolo group which has published many of his books.

Born in Modena on May 1, 1925, Gabriele Amorth entered the Pauline congregation in Alba in 1947, five years after meeting its founder, Blessed Giacomo Alberione. Ordained in 1951, he was appointed exorcist of the diocese of Rome in 1985 by Cardinal Ugo Poletti.

Often sought out by media around the world for his views on exorcism and understanding the sturggle against evil, Father Amorth once confirmed to the Register that he thought Hitler and Stalin were “certainly” possessed by the devil, but denied that that fact removed their own personal responsibility for their actions.

They followed “the promptings of the devil and they have done so willingly,” Father Amorth said in a 2006 interview. “Therefore they are guilty, completely responsible.”

When asked if there were any leaders today who could be similarly possessed, the exorcist said there are “many who listen to the temptations of Satan and follow him.” Because of that, he said, “the world goes bad.” Instead of leading others “towards peace and well-being, the world moves towards war and unease,” he said.

Last year, at a conference in Rome, he said “ISIS is Satan” in reference to the so-called Islamic State which has been brutally murdering Christians and other minorities in the Middle East in an effort to create a worldwide caliphate. Members of the terrorist group have since been trying to spread their atrocities to the West.

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The Mysterious Appearance Of An Angel The World Trade Center, Sept 11, 2016 Video 1 minute 16 seconds

Published on Sep 15, 2016

Like countless others, Rich McCormack snapped a photo of the Tribute in Light at the World Trade Center site.
But the freelance photographer from Jersey City got more than he bargained for when he capturthe beams of light towering into the sky last week.
At the top of the beams appears to be a silhouette of an angel, though the photographer himself said it bears a striking resemblance to Jesus.
The picture was shared on social media, and many users have taken it to mean a symbolic religious sign.
Norma Cheryda Aguila-Valdaliso wrote: ‘Oh my God. God is great. God is good.
‘This has left me with so much faith – God is watching over us always.
Yvette Cid, whose children were victims of the 9/11 attacks which claimed 2,996 people, was overwhelmed by the picture.
She said: ‘That’s an awesome pic wow I lost my two boys and I believe this is a sign to all that have lost a love one.’
Nancy Diaz shared the view that someone was looking down upon New York, and Heléna Padgett said: ‘The Lord is with us and this is just another reminder. It’s beautiful.’
Mr McCormack said he had taken several photos that night, and the figure only appeared in one of them.
Some of his followers were quick to point out that his feat was no coincidence.
Cristina Fontanelli said: Oh my goodness. Richard – incredible. So many signs and wonders.
‘You must be a very special human being to have captured this. We have to believe there is more than the horrors that manifest on this planet. Thank you Jesus.’
Doris Camacho agreed, and added: ‘Do you know how blessed you are? Everybody has taken this same picture for years, but this angel chose you.’

14 September 2016, 10:43 St. Seraphim relics to be conveyed to the International Space Station

Nizhny Novgorod, September 14, Interfax – A particle of St. Seraphim relics will be conveyed to the crew of the International Space Station.

The ceremony will take place in St. Seraphim Diveyevo Monastery on September 16 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, press service of the local diocese reports on Tuesday.

The members of the crewed spacecraft Soyuz MS-02, which consists of Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrey Borisenko, Shane Kimbrough (NASA), will deliver the particle to the ISS. After the flight, the particle will be conveyed to the Transfiguration Cathedral in Zvezdny Gorodok, the Moscow Region.

As was reported, Ryzhikov is going to take icons, the Gospels, and stones from the Tabor Mount with him. The call for the crew is “Tabor” after the holy mountain in Israel where, according to the Gospels, Christ transfigured before the disciples 40 days before the Crucifixion.

It is planned that Soyuz MS-02 spaceship will be launched on September 23. The planned duration of the flight is 155 days.

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