Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fr. James's Sunday Homily

Is There Life After Life

Can science prove that there is life after life? There is increasing medical evidence that people who experience clinical death and return after being resuscitated do experience inexplicable phenomena that point to life after life.

Medical reports speak about patients having out-of-body experiences, walking toward a bright light, seeing and communicating with deceased family and friends, and feeling embraced by unconditional love. After their encounters these patients lose all fear of dying. Having been deeply affected by their experiences, they now live changed lives.

Diane Corcoran, Ph.D., RN of Durham, North Carolina is one of several nurses around the world studying the phenomenon of near-death experiences. Many medical professionals who are atheists or agnostics attempt to discredit the events reported by patients as hallucinations, but many questions remain unanswered. Corcoran gives as an example the near-death event experienced by an eight year old boy. (Continued here.)

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