Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tribal Catholicism in the United States

One of the personal challenges I have with my faith as a Catholic in the U.S. is the disfunctional and negatively personal nature of our politics sometimes seeps into the Church.  What is intended to be a source of unity … Continue reading

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Where Science meets Religion. Vatican astronomer talks about meeting point

Rome Reports had a great interview over the weekend with Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory in Arizona. Brother Consolmagno is one of my favorite interviews with his knowledge, humor and humility.  Here … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (April 29): Trust and Patience Prayer

“Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection: Fifth Sunday of Easter (All Things New)

Each Sunday, I will try to link to a reflection on the Sunday readings that I find inspiration.  This week, the prize goes to Father Roger Vermalen Karban, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Renault, Illinois, primarily because he … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Finding God Through Leisure

I am in my mid-40s and my perspective on work and work and leisure has changed dramatically in the last decade.  During my 20s and 30s, I was a bona fide workaholic: regularly working 80 hour weeks in order to … Continue reading

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Teilhard’s Inner Fire Showing Through in Delia Smith

Last month the London Telegraph did a series of interviews on the meaning of Easter.  One of the more interesting interviews was with Delia Smith, who eloquently summarized Teilhard’s vision of the world: “So what is the sum total of … Continue reading

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Vatican Conference on The Emergence of the Human Being

The Catholic News Service had an article on the recently concluded conference on “The Emergence of the Human Being” hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.  Other than the CNS article, I have found very little information on this conference.  I … Continue reading

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The Way of the Logos

Today’s Gospel reading from John has a very provocative statement by Jesus:  “I AM the Way.  I AM Truth and Life.”  Unfortunately, many people incorrectly interpret this in an exclusivist manner.  As the Irish Jesuits explain: “This is not to … Continue reading

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The Folly of Scientism

One of the great insights of Teilhard de Chardin was that he recognized that science was an outstanding way of trying to get closer to the great mystery that is God.  After all, God created the universe, and the more … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2013: A Look at Eco-Justice

Here is a link to Earth Day 2013: A look at Eco-Justice from Ignatian News Network.

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