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When science tests faith

Presentation addresses efforts to explain faith-inspiring events through principles of science

Published: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 10:12 a.m. CDT

BRAIDWOOD — An abandoned, consecrated, communion host that turns into human blood and living heart tissue.

A woman who receives the same wounds people believe Jesus received during his crucifixion.

A plaster bust of the crucified Christ weeps blood and tears.

These might sound like stories from years ago, but these specific phenomena have happened in modern times. These situations, with the current advantage of technology, have been investigated by scientists with startling conclusions.

All these phenomena will be discussed in a presentation entitled “Science Tests Faith” at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 S. School St. in Braidwood, Ill., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Oct. 2.

Brian Truckenbrod, YOU SHALL BELIEVE Ministries partner and national director for the Emissaries Program with Lighthouse Catholic Media, will lead the presentation, with discussions based on the book “Reason to Believe,” which documents the experiences of two Australians — attorney and author Ron Tesoriero and renowned investigative journalist Mike Willesee — as they looked for explanations to these extraordinary occurrences.

“Modern-day instances of these types of miraculous activities are just a continuation of what has been happening for thousands of years,” Truckenbrod said. “The church has allowed science to check these things out, and science has no other answer as to how these things happened.”

Truckenbrod’s presentation has brought about many conversions and the rededication of many Catholics to a renewed vigor in their faith. So bring your Catholic and non-Catholic friends and those who are unchurched  to this life-changing experience.

For more information about this event, go to and look for the scheduled program. Watch the short video to get a better idea of the matters to be discussed that evening.

If you have any further questions, please call the parish office and talk to Teri, the church secretary, at (815) 458-2125.

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