Monthly Archives: May 2013

Empty Your Cup, and Become What You Receive

I will post the regular Sunday reflection tomorrow afternoon but one of my favorite Deacons, David Backes, is preaching this weekend and he was kind enough to share his homily online.  His homily is a wonderful story of how a … Continue reading

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Why Bad Science Is Like Bad Religion

A couple of weeks ago, I did a blogpost on a recent article by Sean Carroll that highlights the tendency of many well-respected scientists to engage in a logical sleight of hand I call scientific, materialistic, reductionalism.  This post generated … Continue reading

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Orthdoxy of Teilhard de Chardin (Part VI) (Henri De Lubac)

“We need not concern ourselves with a number of detractors of Teilhard, in whom emotion has blunted intelligence”.  Cardinal Henri Cardinal de Lubac, S.J.  – The Religion of Teilhard de Chardin This is part of a continuing series that will hopefully put … Continue reading

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Following Christ in a Consumer Society: The Way Out of the Cultural Cul de Sac

The Gospels for the daily mass the last two days (Mk: 10:17-31) have been particularly hard for those of us living in advanced Western society, especially the U.S.: “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin: (Part V) (Resurrection, Evolution and the Omega Point)

In Part I of our series on the orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin, we described how Pope Emeritus Benedict held Teilhard’s theological vision of Christ as a central feature of the Christian liturgical and Eucharistic experience In Part II of our series, we discussed Pope … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 27): Joy and the Presence of God

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin One of the many things I admire about Teilhard de Chardin is that, despite all his numerous struggles (e.g. horrific carnage of WWI, early death … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection: Solemnity of the Holy Trinity (Communion With Others)

This week’s reflection on the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity comes from a 2012 sermon from Rev. William A. Doubleday of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Kisco, NY: “How easy it is to come down hard on our fellow human beings … Continue reading

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