Author: Bob Hesse

Liturgical Healing

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Medicine has acquiesced and been using placebos for years to heal, without knowing the neuroscience of why they often work.  Religion has been using rituals for millennia to heal, without knowing how God often makes them work.  Medicine may call rituals merely placebos but the faithful believe otherwise, finding it often in their liturgies.  In […]

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Stem-Cell Houston

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Science has resolved the spirituality and health bioethics debate over using embryonic stem cells for research studies and clinical applications. Not all faiths agree on when life begins or on whether all life should be treated with equal respect.  Some say it is when the embryo is viable outside the womb.  Then when it was […]

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Malta Medicine

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The grand experiment of separating religion from medicine about 200 years ago has failed!  Harold Koenig, M.D. made that statement as a keynote speaker at the 2014 European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health (ECRSH) in Malta held 22-24 May.  He is considered one of the world’s experts as editor of the renowned bible of […]

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Sistine Angels

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  The sun had set, as we seem to be destined to set with it. We entered through a dark narrow door. Immediately we heard the sound of angels coming from within, spilling into every corner of the room. Then we looked up and knew we had entered a part of heaven. Above, and all […]

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Smelling Auschwitz

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Seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling suffering! Sensing the presence of tormented souls cannot be fully expressed in words only shared inadequately by tears. The first stop was Nuremberg in Germany, which started a journey in the reverse order that marked the Holocaust. The famous Nuremberg trials may have been held here but they were too […]

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