Monthly Archives: June 2013

Scientific Potpourri

Researchers Say Mars Had Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere 4 Billion Years Ago.  From Physics.org: Differences between Martian meteorites and rocks examined by a NASA rover can be explained if Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere 4000 million years ago—well before the rise of atmospheric … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection; 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time (June 23, 2013) (One in Christ)

This week we have a rich series of readings.  We read from Psalm 63 with its poetic longing for unity with God: “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God”.  We have an insightful reading from St. Paul’s … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More was an English lawyer, philosopher, author and statesman.  As a practicing corporate attorney, More is the patron saint of my profession.  Many Catholic diocese’s have a local St. Thomas More Society, that is dedicated to better integrate … Continue reading

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Superstring Theoretical Physicist on the Codes of Reality

One of the shows on my iTunes podcast feed is NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett. It is a refreshing rarity of a relatively mainstream radio show that offers significant substance on topics relating to religion, philosophy, science and the … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer: A Challenging and Dangerous Prayer

Today’s readings contain the version of the Lord’s Prayer found in the Gospel of Matthew. I learned this prayer as a child and pray it almost every day. It has become so routine that I often lose the power of … Continue reading

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Life of Teilhard de Chardin: The Early Years (1881-1899)

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was born on May 1st, 1881 at the family estate in Sarcenat, France, to an upper class, land holding family of devout Catholics. Sarcenat is near the twin cities of Clermont-Ferrand in the ancient province of … Continue reading

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You Want Me to Love and Pray for My Enemies?

Today’s Gospel reading is especially challenging for me: “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Mt. 5:44). My initial reaction is the same as the daily reflection from the Magis Center for Faith … Continue reading

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