On a good day you could look out to sea and spot a grey whale or watch the otters and sea-lions sunning themselves. And even when rain lashed the island, many people still thought it was heaven on earth. He walked a little way into town, then turned off towards one of the wharfs. A dilapidated twelve-metre-long sailing-boat was anchored there. Davie owned it, but he had been reluctant to pay for it to be repaired, so Anawak lived there for a peppercorn rent.
His real home was a tiny apartment in Vancouver city but he only used it if he had business in town. He went below deck, picked up a bundle of papers and walked back to the station. He got in, started the engine and drove to the Wickaninnish Inn, a top-class hotel a few kilometres out of town on a rocky promontory with breathtaking views of the ocean.
The cloud was breaking up, revealing patches of blue. A well-maintained road led through the dense forest and he drove for ten minutes. When he came to a little car park he left his vehicle and continued on foot, past enormous dead tree-trunks that lay rotting on the ground.
The path climbed upwards through trees that glowed green in the evening sunshine. He could smell damp soil and hear water dripping. The pine branches were covered with ferns and moss. Everything seemed vibrantly alive. By the time he reached the Wick he was feeling better for his walk.
Now that the sky was clearing he could sit on the beach and work in peace. Maybe, he thought, as he descended the wooden steps that zigzagged down from the hotel; I should treat myself to dinner. The food at the Wick was always excellent. It was low tide and the evening sunshine lit the driftwood-strewn shore. The figure kept close to the silvery-blue water.
He frowned and tried to look as busy as possible. After a while he heard the soft, gravelly crunch of approaching footsteps. A woman in her late fifties was standing in front of him, cigarette in hand. Her face was tanned, and criss-crossed with lines.
Barefoot, she wore jeans and a dark windcheater. Her deep-blue eyes sparkled with curiosity. She must have been stunning in her youth. Under normal circumstances he would have given a non-committal answer, but instead he heard himself say.
The woman sat down beside him. The woman nodded. And sonar. We can track down pods. Some are just passing through - grey whales, humpbacks, minke and so on - but others live here. Pliny set them up, though, in his Natural History.
He called them, " A mightie masse and lumpe of flesh without all fashion, armed with most terrible, sharpe, and cutting teeth. What nonsense! Anawak pointed out to sea. Transient orcas are nomadic and live in smaller pods.
They come closest to your idea of a killer whale. How well do you know the island? Resident orcas live there all year round. They only eat salmon. She laughed.
You were trying to explain which whales have vanished and which are still here. Anawak glanced at his notebook and laptop. Call me Sam. Situated on a rocky promontory at the front of the hotel, the restaurant commanded an impressive view of Clayoquot Sound and the islands, with the bay and the temperate rainforest behind it. Besides, the region lives off the timber industry and entire forests are being transported to Asia. Once the trees are gone, the rivers fill with silt, the salmon lose their spawning grounds and the resident orcas have nothing to eat.
Onuphis elegans. The bay is nice and sandy, which suits the worms, and the grey whales love them. Crowe started peeling a garlicky prawn. I ask, Is anybody out there? Thirty-seven signals that might have been someone saying hello.
There are other projects like it, but ours is the crucial one. She shook her head. The chance of making contact is remote, almost beyond all probability. So, I should really throw myself off the next bridge in frustration. But the signals are my obsession. Like you and your whales. Anawak had always been interested in SETI. Thanks to generous private sponsorship, SETI had since been able to set up other projects across the globe, but Phoenix was probably the best known. You know what, Leon?
The question seemed to amuse her. The Milky Way is made up of roughly a hundred billion stars. We can only find out about them by using scientific tricks.
But you try listening for signals from a hundred billion stars! Yet all the while it was swimming along with thousands of others - just always somewhere else. In NASA sent a binary message from Arecibo to M13, a globular star cluster a mere twenty-one thousand light years away. But the essential problem remains the same: whether a signal comes from us or from somebody else, all it can do is wander through interstellar space.
It would take an amazing coincidence for someone to intercept it. If other civilizations knew we were here, they might rob us of our planet. God help us, they might even eat us for breakfast. Why do you study whales and dolphins?
Crowe was right. They were doing much the same thing, listening for signals and hoping for answers. They both had a deep-seated longing for the company of intelligent beings other than humans. She seemed to know what he was thinking. We want to know what their existence might mean for us. It was nearly half past ten when they said goodbye after a drink in the lounge - bourbon for Crowe and water for Anawak. Outside, the clouds had dispersed and the sky was scattered with myriad twinkling stars.
For a while they gazed up at it. Anawak felt himself stiffen. Then he saw himself through her eyes: a man of medium height and stocky build, with wide cheekbones, copper skin, almond eyes and thick, shiny black hair that fell across his forehead. Crowe glanced at him. Then she pulled out a packet of cigarettes, lit one and took a long drag. Now, listen: the Thorvaldson sets sail for the continental slope tomorrow.
Do you want to come? Johanson ran through a mental checklist of his commitments. There was an airport nearby, from which helicopters flew out to the many oil rigs crammed along the North Sea continental shelf and the Norwegian Trench.
What are you doing the day after? We can get the helicopter to Gullfaks and take the transfer launch from there. He put down the phone and frowned.
It was puzzling to see a new species within an ecosystem as well researched as this one. But it makes sense for them to be there, thought Johanson. And methane deposits were present on every continental slope, the Norwegian slope included. The taxonomic and biochemical findings would resolve the matter.
When he got to work the next morning he found two envelopes bearing his name. He glanced at the taxonomic reports, stuffed them into his briefcase and set off for his lecture.
The temperature had risen, melting large sections of snow to expose the earth beneath. In weather like this it was hard to know what to wear, so Johanson had packed as much as the weight restrictions on the helicopter allowed. He had no intention of catching cold on the Thorvaldson. In any case, he had put in a few things that two people might enjoy together. Johanson drove slowly. At Halsa he took the car ferry over the fjord and continued towards Kristiansund, driving over bridge after bridge across slate-grey water.
Several little islands made up the town, which he drove through, then crossed to the island of Averoy, one of the first places to have been settled after the last ice age. Sveggesundet, a picturesque fishing village, lay at its furthest tip.
In high season it was packed with tourists, and boats streamed out of the harbour, heading for the neighbouring islands.
The restaurant had an outdoor seating area, overlooking the sea. He walked up to them. She looked up, eyes shining, and glanced at the man next to her. He was in his late twenties, with light brown hair, an athletic build and chiselled features. Johanson sat down opposite them, pulling up the collar of his parka. His briefcase lay beside him on the bench. Has Tina told you what this is about?
Johanson opened the case and pulled out the envelopes. The best taxonomists I know are attached to them. I also sent one to Kiel to be examined under the scanning electron microscope. Johanson settled back and crossed one leg over the other. Some of it freezes on the surface of the seabed - it combines with water to form ice. It only happens in conditions of high pressure and low temperature, so you have to go pretty deep before you find it.
The ice is called methane hydrate. Does that make sense? They take it in and give out hydrogen sulphide. Certain species of worm live off the chemicals expelled by bacteria.
In some cases, they swallow the bacteria and carry them around inside them; in others, the bacteria live on their outer casing. They make themselves comfortable, help themselves to the bacteria, and relax. Sverdrup seemed to be getting into the discussion. The taxonomists have found a second worm with that jaw structure. Sometimes he found Tina Lund hard to resist, but deep down, he knew she would be too demanding. Now she was off-limits. Half an hour later they were sitting in the aircraft with a dozen oil workers.
The dull grey surface of the choppy sea stretched out beneath them, littered with gas and oil tankers, freighters and ferries as far as the eye could see. Then the platforms came into view. Factories on stilts extended all the way from Holland to Haltenbank off the coast of Trondheim. Fierce gusts buffeted the helicopter, and Johanson straightened his headphones.
They were all wearing ear-protectors and heavy clothing, and were packed in so tightly that their knees touched. The noise made talk impossible. Lund had closed her eyes. The helicopter wheeled and proceeded south-west. They were heading for Gullfaks, a group of production platforms belonging to Statoil. Gullfaks C was one of the largest structures in the northern reaches of the North Sea. In any case, they were only landing in order to board the Thorvaldsonwhich was anchored off Gullfaks.
A sudden gust caused the helicopter to drop. Johanson clutched his armrests but nobody else stirred: the passengers were used to stronger gales than this. Lund opened her eyes and winked at him.
After a while the helicopter dipped and started to bank. The sea tilted up towards Johanson, then a white building came into view. The pilot prepared to land.
Over half of the construction lay under water, its pillars extending from the seabed surrounded by a forest of storage tanks. The white tower block where the workers slept was only a small section of the platform. Bundles of pipes, each a metre or more in diameter, connected the layers of decks, which were flanked by cranes and crowned with the derrick - the cathedral of the oil world.
A flame shot over the sea from the tip of an enormous steel boom, burning natural gas that had separated from the oil. Touch-down was surprisingly gentle. Lund yawned and stretched as far as she could. The hatch opened and they clambered out. Johanson walked to the edge of the helipad and looked down. A hundred and fifty metres below, the waves rose and fell.
A biting wind cut through his overalls. Get a move on, will you? A small, stocky man with a white moustache was standing at the top of the steel steps, waving at them. He clasped Lund to his chest, then shook hands with Johanson. Open navigation menu. Close suggestions Search Search. User Settings.
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Another way of gifting life insurance to charity is by assigning the ownership and beneficiary designation of a policy to the charity during your lifetime. Because you are giving up ownership under this arrangement, the transfer is irrevocable. However, a number of tax benefits may apply. If you contribute the policy to your church by transferring ownership and beneficiary designation to the church, you are entitled to an immediate charitable income tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.
Also, if you continue paying the annual premiums on the policy, you would I Remember - Tom Shoemaker - I Remember / Promise Her Anything (Vinyl) a charitable income tax deduction for the amount of the premium paid each of those years. Moreover, the insurance proceeds will pass free of estate taxation.
If you do not have a current life insurance policy that you could name a charity as beneficiary or assign ownership to the charity, you could purchase a new policy on your life. You would name the charity as the owner and beneficiary on the new policy. If you pay the annual premiums, you would be entitled to claim an income tax deduction for the amount paid.
What can you do with an asset that has appreciated substantially in value? If you sell that asset, you would incur capital gain tax. But if you hold that property, your estate would be subject to estate and inheritance tax on it. The taxes would greatly reduce the amount passing to your heirs.
One idea is to use a wealth replacement plan. You could transfer the appreciated asset to a charitable remainder trust. The charitable remainder trust sells the asset, but pays no capital gain tax.
The life insurance proceeds would be payable to family members at your death. Remember life insurance proceeds are not subject to income tax, and if structured properly, can escape estate tax as well. With the charitable remainder trust, assets remaining in the trust at the end of a term of years or at the death of the last beneficiary are distributed to your beloved charity. There are several advantages of funding a charitable giving plan with life insurance.
First of all, because life insurance is not a probate asset, it is paid promptly and not tied up in the administration of an estate. In addition, gifting life insurance is not a complicated process. Moreover, as mentioned earlier, a number of tax incentives exist for making a charitable gift with life insurance. However, as with any other planned gift, you should consult with your professional advisor beforehand.
They were recognized at a reception at The Java Trail on Jan. I have my D. Invitations and tickets will be sent out in late February. The theme of the party will be Monopoly.
The Community Spirit award recognizes an individual or a couple who exemplify the mission and core values of Saint Joseph Health Center on Washington St. Michael Catholic Church. The Health Center has treated more than 1, underserved residents of Marshall County with primary medical care since opening in The Taiclets will be the 14th recipients of the Community Spirit Award.
Elisa M. Filbert Street P. Gordon accepted the honor for himself and Dot and told a few anecdotes about their life together.
She always has been — all of her life — which will soon be 76 years. Her day starts before dawn. By a. Michael Church, setting up everything for the morning Mass. After Mass and coffee with friends, at 8 a. She helps our Hispanic families so much and everyone loves her.
Her father died of a stroke at the age of 42, the day after Sara, six weeks old, was baptized. And very strict. She raised 10 of her own children and several grandchildren who needed her care. We all benefited — and learned — from her love and discipline.
I loved reading, but I had no opportunity to do so. These were hard times and I had to work with the family. We worked hard. He was also a migrant worker, following the harvest north from Texas. They courted for seven years, including the two years Cel served in the Army during the Korean War, before marrying on May 6,in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Donna, Texas.
After a few more years on the road, Cel got a good job in Texas and the family settled down. And the babies — eventually seven of them — started to come. There is Celestino Jr. Of the seven, two are retired from the Navy, one of whom is a Cdr. Sara is shown with first graders, left, Katlin Johnson and Chad Martin, at Jefferson, helping with their reading.
The family has been an integral part of the community. Religion was, and is, the foundation for our family: school came a close second. During that time, having dropped out of school 48 years before, Sara decided, at the age of 66, to get her high school degree. She went back to school to earn her General Education Diploma.
Patrick Hahn Richard L. Hahn With the help of her teacher, Laura Jeffirs Kruyer, it took six months to comp out of four years of schooling. Shortly afterwards, she went with a tour group to Europe, visiting Rome and Croatia. Our Lady was always guiding me. She never left my side and my prayers have always been answered — sometimes in the most unusual ways. She said that she may end up as an old lady rolling down the halls in a wheelchair.
Call Dena to arrange a personal tour. Affiliated with St. Long Ago. Drawing on the Antioch retreat model, students were entirely responsible for planning and leading the retreat.
Adam Peterson and Annette Wellman were the retreat directors. Wade decision that legalized abortion. In the march is Jessica Hayes, morality theology teacher at Bishop Dwenger.
Next to Hayes is student Kai Young and others in the background. Wade, which legalized abortion. The 33rd March for Life on Jan. Included in those numbers were young adults from all the Catholic universities and colleges in the diocese, young people from all of the diocesan high schools and teens from youth ministry programs in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The teens from the combined youth ministry program of Christ the King and St.
The first recipient of this document was Democratic Senator Evan Bayh. The platform was presented by the teens to Bayh through his aide Lauren Cialone in a meeting following the march. The platform will also be presented to Sen. Richard Lugar and Rep.
Chris Chocola through representatives in their offices in South Bend. The other delegates will receive the platform in the mail. The platform is simple but speaks from the heart of the young people who wrote it.
Only when we take into account the value of the human person at the moment of conception can we seriously take into account the whole economy and condition of the human person as it relates to the world today. The platform, created by the students, encourages the representatives to pass laws that protect the unborn and to build a culture of life.
We cannot continue to allow abortion to happen in our country. Included with the platform were the thoughts of all who helped in the formation of the document. All life is special and will help advance this world into the future. People confuse the natural order making liberty more important than the right to life. Sometimes people stop to listen to what we have to say; sometimes no one is around to hear it. But we still have to speak up for life, we still have to take the steps to make sure that life is protected — that life is sacred.
Benedict demonstrates that sin strikes at the very heart of us quite literallyperverting that which is most Godlike within us, our capacity for love. Eros, which, correctly understood, is a desire for unity with the other, becomes cheapened by sin and reduced to mere sensuality and sensuality always means using rather than reverencing others. Benedict wants to rescue eros from this kind of reductionism and situate it in its rightful place in the tradition.
But Christian love is never merely eros, but rather finds its completion in agape. That is, this desire for union with the other necessarily finds its consummation in the act of self-giving. This, of course, is most evident in Jesus, who gives himself entirely on behalf of his beloved, the church. Once Benedict has provided reflection on the true nature of Christian love, he then turns his attention to what this means concretely in the life of the church.
Genuine love, the love revealed by Jesus, is never easy, and while it may from time to time be warm, it makes serious demands upon us. This is not because God is a demanding tyrant. Rather, it is because we are so turned in on ourselves, so self-focused, that genuine love seems to us so demanding, as it calls us out of ourselves and to make a gift of ourselves.
But in this self-giving is true liberation, true freedom. As the Gospel teaches, it is only in dying to oneself that we can discover our true identity and vocation. What is more, the church is motivated — in fact, driven — by this agape Benedict uses its Latin form, caritas to the service of our neighbor.
William Lester. Asking God to continue to bless you in your mission endeavors, I remain fraternally in the Lord, Rev. John E.
People of all faiths and backgrounds. It is really inspiring to see so many people there who all believe in the same thing you do — that abortion is murder, and that it is not only lethal to the baby, but also hurts the mother as well.
Sometimes sitting in front of an abortion clinic praying can be, in a way, discouraging. But when you see the number of people in D. When you add it all up, it begins to make a difference. However, this march is not only a time to cry out against abortion.
For a lot of people, especially the Catholic youth who show up in large numbers, it is a time of reflection and meditation. What is God calling me to do in my life? Where does he want me? McCarrick gave an awesome talk on vocations. For me, it was a changing point in my life. I finally said to myself that I know what God wants of me, and I am willing to answer that call. And as hundreds of guys, and likewise girls, stood up all around the arena saying that they have heard the call to the priesthood or religious life, it becomes an inspiration for many priests and bishops.
It is so true. God is calling. Some old mothballs and a few filth-infested coats? Shoes that even Goodwill would refuse? Or you might even think to find some forgotten Christmas present, which is now sadly camouflaged with the dust that crept in from the slits in the doors. And maybe even a coin or two tucked in the pockets of those few bulky wool coats that are so horribly out of style.
How wrong that is Envision finding an enchanted world within that stale, musty wood. Imagine a door that leads into dreams or, possibly, even truths. Just image finding God in your attic closet.
Truly, this is what C. Whatever the popular reaction, that Narnia was based merely upon Christianity is quite apparent. One of C. Oh, of course it does! And this is what is so powerful about Narnia, so mag- So now comes the time to realize that God is everywhere, even if it is in some place so unanticipated.
They twist the realms of dreams with the seeming certainties of reality. And I tell you — dreams usually are the best realities. That someone was willing to suffer and die for you is not a dream. Of course you do, for everyone has a hope for his or her future.
That future hope will make this life on earth worthwhile. Lewis tries to touch our hearts through the delicate words of Narnia — not to persuade us into believing in the Almighty, but to feel, to accept the love given by him who loves all.
It is this love that makes Narnia so remarkable, so beautiful. So now comes the time to realize that God is everywhere, even if it is in some place so unanticipated. He is within that very large book on your shelf, in the gentle wind that sings through the trees, in the morning sun that always rises after night, and even more closely, within the beats of our very own hearts. The time has now come to find him. He has been waiting a very, very long time. I suggest starting somewhere unexpected, even if it happens to be a dirty old wardrobe.
Open those doors, and embrace his grace. Bavo Parish in Mishawaka. An understanding of these approaches might help Catholics who are trying to interpret some of the issues facing the church these days.
By nature, a church has a positive view of society. It sees itself as functioning within existing social and cultural arrangements, but is willing to critique these arrangements from time to time.
A church believes that it offers a balanced world view that both affirms society and retains the core elements of its religious tradition. It believes it is able to survive — indeed, flourish — within the society, while maintaining its integrity as a religious institution, including doctrines that challenge the society. Membership in a church is inclusive, meaning that a church hopes to attract followers from all walks of life. Membership standards make it fairly easy for people from varied backgrounds and with diverse world views to join the church.
OWEN F. Understanding this passage and extracting from it its fullest lesson require knowing the historical context in which this book was written. These verses come from the second section of Isaiah.
At the time of their composition, the long, dreary exile of Jewish survivors of the Babylonian conquest generations earlier of the two Jewish kingdoms had ended.
Exiles, or their descendants, were in Babylon for 80 years. They were strangers in an unfriendly land. Of course, they yearned for their homeland. The opportunity to return came when the Persian emperor, Cyrus, overwhelmed Babylonia. He allowed the exiles to go home.
The religiously devout among the exiles saw God as the true deliverer. Cyrus merely was the instrument of God in this process. Despair in Babylon had overtaken them.
Still, regardless, God was true to the covenant. Members of a church see themselves as a heterogeneous mixture of saints and sinners who are no better or worse than other members of society. They expect moderate levels of religious commitment, but do not expect members to sacrifice other commitments for the sake of the church. A sect starts out as a subset of church members who believe that their church has made too many compromises with the larger society and, in the process, has sacrificed much of its integrity and many of its core teachings.
These members believe there is a need to adopt a countercultural view of society and to reclaim the fundamental truths of their faith. Sometimes they are able to convince church leaders to make room for them within the church. When they are unable to do so, they are excommunicated or voluntarily withdraw from the church and form a new religious group.
Membership in the new sect is exclusive. Sects encourage their members to withdraw from the society and make the sect the center of their lives, as both a social community and a community of faith. They expect high levels of religious participation. The land to which the exiles returned was desolate and unaccommodating.
Corinth was one of the chief cities of the Roman Empire. With a large population, including people from throughout the Mediterranean world, it of course received its share of pioneer Christian missionaries. Converts were made in Corinth. A Christian community formed. However, evidently these converts were the source of some anxiety for Paul.
He wrote to them at least twice. The people quarreled among themselves. They strayed into sin and pagan practice. Paul firmly called them to uncompromised loyalty to the Gospel. He himself was not always well received. Some challenged his credentials as an apostle. In this reading, Paul reasserts his role, and moreover he reaffirms his purely spiritual intentions. For its last reading the church presents a passage from St. Healing this paralyzed man was marvelous, and the extraordinary circumstance of lowering him through the roof made it all the more dramatic.
However, the scribes present at the event took offense. The scribes saw blasphemy in this statement. Only God can forgive sins, because sins offend God. Again, to understand the reading requires an awareness of the context.
Pious Jews at the time looked upon physical maladies as the result of sin. Perhaps the victim of the maladies had sinned. Perhaps ancestors had sinned. But, in any case, all physical distress ultimately came from sin. Incidentally, roofs at the time were quite flimsy by modern standards. They were wooden beams laid horizontally from wall to the directly opposing walls of a house.
Then thatch was laid on these beams, loosely held together by mud. It kept out I Remember - Tom Shoemaker - I Remember / Promise Her Anything (Vinyl) hot rays of the sun, much more a problem in the Holy Land than rainwater.
He acts as God. He forgives sin. This is the marvel, exceeding even the cure of the paralytic. In this understanding, the passage has relevance for us today. We sin. Jesus forgives us, if we sincerely and humbly seek to be forgiven.
God provides for our escape from the effects of sin, just as God rescued the exiles in Babylon. Sin is our prison. What is the shortest Gospel in the Bible? Matthew b. Mark c. Luke 2. What is the shortest New Testament book? Philemon b. The Letter to the Galatians c. John 2 3. For his merciful kindness is great toward us:and the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Praise ye the Lord. Genesis 1 b. Exodus 37 c. Psalm 4. The shortest verse in the New Testament is John What is it? Jesus saves. And Jesus wept. What is the general style of this biblical language? In 1 Corinthians,we read that time is running short running out in some texts. What event was anticipated to be imminent? In Revelation 12,who is acting with fury because he has only a short time? Paul c. Jesus What is this often referred to as?
The shortest reigning just over a month pope in the 20th century was: a. Paul VI c. John Paul I But the shortest reigning pope in history was Stephen II who died three days after he was elected.