Monthly Archives: May 2013

Christians Must Confront Scientific Illiteracy

“Interpretation of biblical passages must be informed by the current state of demonstrable knowledge. . . Many non-Christians are well versed in natural knowledge, so they can detect vast ignorance in such a Christian and laugh it to scorn.” — … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin (Part II): Benedict and the Cosmos as a Living Host

“By now, no one would dream of saying that [Teilhard] is a heterodox author who shouldn’t be studied” — Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman (July 2009). _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ As shown yesterday, the thoughts of Teilhard de Chardin are an important … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin (Part I): Pope Benedict and Spirit of the Liturgy

__________ I was hoping to save this post and series until later, when I could have had a more comprehensive assessment.  However, as I am becoming more immersed into the blogosphere, I am starting to realize how controversial a figure … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 20): In the Beginning . . .

“In the beginning was Power, intelligent, loving, energizing. In the beginning was the Word, supremely capable of mastering and moulding whatever might come into being in the world of matter. In the beginning there were not coldness and darkness: there was the Fire. This is the … Continue reading

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Pentecost: Go Light Your World

I love this song and thought it is a wonderful theme for Pentecost

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Sunday Reflection: Pentecost (Unleashing Hearts on Fire)

Echoing biblical stories such as Moses and the burning bush, Teilhard de Chardin frequently uses the imagery of fire to describe the presence of God.  On Pentecost, the Church has multiple options for the Second Reading and the Gospel.  Today’s … Continue reading

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I believe in the Holy Spirit… and other annoyances

Originally posted on There Will Be Bread:
“I believe in the Holy Spirit…” The words are right there in the Nicene Creed: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and…

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Tribute to Thomas Berry, Cultural Historian and Ecotheologian

Last week I attended the American Teilhard Association annual meeting in New York.  You can read more about my experiences here, here, here and here.  One thing that was obvious is that the life and works of Thomas Berry has had a … Continue reading

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Additional Fun in New York

I was in New York last week for the American Teilhard Association annual meeting.  The Conference was outstanding.  I also took the opportunity to enjoy some of New York when I was there.  Here is a photo collage of some … Continue reading

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St. Charles Borromeo Church in Harlem: A+ Rating

I do not travel for work as much as I used to but when I do travel, I try to check out a local church.  (One of the great things about Catholicism is that you can find a church almost … Continue reading

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