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This week’s news (May 18-23, 2015)

Somerset Academy issued a formal written apology to 12-year-old Mackenzie Fraiser late Friday for denying her the right to use a Bible verse in a class assignment.School officials have now agreed to allow the sixth-grader to resubmit her original project, this time with her favorite Bible verse — John 3:16 — included. (read more here)

A 17-year-old Texas teenager who suddenly collapsed while in P.E. class has claimed to have seen Jesus after going 20 minutes without a heartbeat. Zack Clements described Christ as having “long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard,” while his family said that they are convinced what happened to him was a “miracle.” (read more here)

This is week seven of an ongoing series: A Catholic Reads the Bible. Read week oneweek two and week threeI miss the stories. This week’s reading of Leviticus is laden with the rules of the new religion. If you had no idea what Leviticus is about, let’s put it this way: Moses wouldn’t have been able to carry all the rules. Two tablets? Try 2,000. (read more here)

Somerset Academy issued a formal written apology to 12-year-old Mackenzie Fraiser late Friday for denying her the right to use a Bible verse in a class assignment. School officials have now agreed to allow the sixth-grader to resubmit her original project, this time with her favorite Bible verse — John 3:16 — included. (read more here)

Many voters in the referendums have been struck by the presence of bibles in polling stations. This has set many people wondering why there would be literature of any kind inside an official polling station, and even if there is some sort of bias in having a bible in the same place as where people will be voting on the contentious same-sex marriage bill. (read more here)

With the aim of inculcating the message of the Holy Bible, a handwritten Bible (Peshik Aramaic) spread over 3,876 pages of the Assyrian Church of the East (Chaldean Syrian Church) will be released on May 24 at the nearby Chelakkottukara Mar Aprem Church, as part of its year-long Platinum Jubilee valedictory celebrations. The handwritten piece has been copied by the faithful from the Malayalam version of the Bible written in Peshik Aramaic. (read more here)

Simone Venturini

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