Monthly Archives: October 2013

Feast of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez, S.J. (October 31)

Alphonsus Rodriguez was born in Segovia, Spain, on July 25, 1533. He was the second son of eleven children of a successful wool and cloth merchant and the family was financially comfortable. Alphonsus had contact with the first Jesuits at … Continue reading

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Site Update: Teilhard de Chardin Resources

Things are fairly crazy at work and I have not been able to produce as much material for the blog as I would like. I am working on a number of items including a response to Dan Burke (currently at … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 28, 2013): Union with God

“Let man live at a distance from God, and the universe remains neutral or hostile to him. But let man believe in God, and immediately all around him the elements, even the irksome, of the inevitable organize themselves into a … Continue reading

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Feast of Saints Simon and Jude (October 28)

Today is the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, two of the twelve Apostles. These two are among the least well-known of the Apostles. Apart from their names in the Gospel, there is very little we know definitely about these … Continue reading

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When Prayer Becomes About Us

Originally posted on Dating God:
The scripture scholar Luke Timothy Johnson has a very telling comment about today’s Gospel passage, which centers on the parable of the self-righteous pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14). Johnson says: “For Luke, prayer…

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Sunday Reflection; 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Humility in Prayer

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” — Luke 18:14 This week is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The weekly readings can be found here. The theme is humility in prayer (and … Continue reading

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Scientific Potpourri (Oct 25, 2013): Controversies in Evolution, Elements for Life on Europa and Better Sex With Your Spouse

Rare Skulls Sparks Controversy Over Human Evolutionary Lineage. From CNN International: In the eastern European nation of Georgia, a group of researchers has excavated a 1.8 million-year-old skull of an ancient human relative, whose only name right now is Skull 5. … Continue reading

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