Monthly Archives: July 2013

Life of Teilhard de Chardin: Crisis of Obedience (1924-1926)

Teilhard de Chardin returned to Paris in Fall 1924 and resumed teaching at the Institute Catholique.  Teilhard continued to teach about evolution to educated Catholics.  By that time, not only was biological evolution strongly supported by the sciences, but Teilhard … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles

Our July celebration of Hall of Fame of Saints continues today with the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.  St. Mary Magdalene holds a special place both in Christian and world history. According to three of the four Gospels, she was … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 21, 2013) (Contemplatives in Action)

  Today is the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time and today’s Gospel is the fascinating story of Mary and Martha from the Gospel of Luke. “Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had … Continue reading

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Ignatian Spirituality: Learning to Live Reverently

July is a special month for Ignatian Spirituality as July 31 is the Feast Day for St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits.  This year, the outstanding site Ignatian Spirituality is having … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 15, 2013): Collective Consciousness and the Consummated Christ

“Without biological evolution which produced the brain, there would be no sanctified souls; similarly, without the evolution of collective thought which alone can realize on earth the fullness of human consciousness, could there be a consummated Christ?” — Pierre Teilhard … Continue reading

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Life of Teilhard de Chardin: First China Trip and Mass on the World (1923-1924)

Teilhard de Chardin set sail for his first trip to China in Spring 1923.  He landed at Shanghai and proceeded to travel by train to Tientsin, a coastal city some eighty miles from Peking where Emile Licent, S.J., had built … Continue reading

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Scientific Potpourri: July 16, 2013

Here are some of the leading science stories from astronomy, cosmology and evolutionary biology from the past week: Space-Time is Not the Same for Everyone.  From Science Daily:  Before the Big Bang, space-time as we know it did not exist. … Continue reading

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