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Featured Article: Grave Conversations. Grave Consequences. - Three crosses. Three women mournfully watching as men struggle to remove three nails. They lay the limp body onto the lap of his mother. Cold arms. Cold chest. Cold legs. Stabat Mater. Hours before, on the Via Dolorosa through the streets of Jerusalem, I heard soldiers command a burly African from Cyrene (present-day Libya -- 1500 miles from Jerusalem) to help the Man of Sorrows carry his cross up Calvary Hill. Read Full Story

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