Monthly Archives: September 2013

Feast of St. Matthew (September 21)

  “I often visited the Church of St. Louis of France, and I went there to contemplate the painting of ‘The Calling of St. Matthew,’ by Caravaggio. That finger of Jesus, pointing at Matthew. That’s me. I feel like him. Like … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson and The Divine Milieu

“In him we live and move and have our being.” — Acts 17:28, St. Paul speaking at the Areopagus “The consistency of matter that enables it to act so decisively on the human body requires the existence of a universal … Continue reading

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Continuing Education in Faith and Science: From Big Bang to Dark Energy

I am not a scientist. However, as a Christian I have an interest in science for several reasons. First, I am fascinated in the discoveries that science can tell us about our physical universe and ultimately about God the Creator … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J. (September 17)

Today is a special day on the Church calendar as it is the feast day of two Doctors of the Church: St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.  You can find information on St. Hildegard of Bingen here.  This post … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Hildegard von Bingen (September 17)

Today is a special day on the Church calendar as it is the feast day of two Doctors of the Church: St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.  You can find information on St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J. here. … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 16, 2013): Transubstantiation of the Universe

“Lord, do you now therefore, speaking through my lips, pronounce over this earthly travail your twofold efficacious word: the word without which all that our wisdom and our experience have built up must totter and crumble—the word through which all our most … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 15, 2013): The Older Brother and Why I’m Not a Good Christian

“We will never stop being elder brothers in our hearts, until we see the work of our true elder brother, Jesus Christ.” — Timothy Keller I am not a good Christian. Yes, I have many of the hallmarks of what … Continue reading

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Scientific Potpourri (September 13, 2013): Proto-Earth, Evolution of Speech, Interstellar Winds and More

Here are some top stories of the last couple of weeks in cosmology, astronomy and evolutionary biology: Interstellar Winds Buffeting Solar System Have Shifted Direction.  From Nature World News: New data show that the particles streaming into the solar system from … Continue reading

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The Teilhard de Chardin Project: Coming April 2015

I started this blog in the Spring for several reasons.  First, I had recently had a “reconversion” and wanted to more deeply explore my faith.  Second, I was frustrated in some of my interactions with both agnostics and religiously-oriented people … Continue reading

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Holy Humor

The following joke was given to me by my Mother, who received it from an 85 year old priest she is caring for.  I laughed out loud when I read it and wanted to share. Be forewarned that those who … Continue reading

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