Monthly Archives: November 2013

Vatican Hosting Multi-Discliplinary Conferences on the Beginning and the End of the Universe

The Vatican is hosting another conference on the intersection of faith and science, this time on the scientific, philosophical and theological intersections of the Big Bang and the end of the universe. This conference follows up on the conference last … Continue reading

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Ignatian Prayer Adventure – An Online Retreat

Originally posted on The Noah Project:
So many of us, myself included, spend our lives meeting its day-to-day challenges the best we can.  Circumstances don’t always allow for a thoughtful consideration of how we can make our lives more meaningful…

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Sunday Reflection, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 10, 2013): God of the Living and the Dead

This weekend is the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. We are approaching the end of the liturgical year and the theme is on the afterlife. One of the hallmark beliefs that separates Christianity from … Continue reading

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John Haught and Why Ultimate Reality is a Personal God

One the leading scholars on Teilhard de Chardin is John Haught, Senior Research Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.  Haught has written numerous books on Christian evolutionary theology and the symbiotic relationship between faith and science including Science and Faith: A … Continue reading

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Spiritual Leadership in the Ignatian Tradition

I had previously written on leadership style in the Ignatian tradition based on the principles set forth by Chris Lowney and as evidenced by Pope Francis. America Magazine recently had a transcript of a speech by the Superior General of … Continue reading

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The Development of the Idea of God in the Bible

Today’s Questions, an outstanding blog that I follow had a great article on the development in the understanding of God in the Christian Bible. I strongly encourage you to read the entire post here, but set forth below is the … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 4, 2013): Longing for Unity

“Ultimately, the only thing that has any importance is the Whole, in which alone unity can be effected. Parallel with (and in a sense identical with) our intellectual need of unity, we experience, deep within us, an affective and spontaneous … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Charles Borromeo (November 4)

Today is the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo. I have fond personal feelings for this saint, not necessarily because of his life (which was significant) but because of a wonderful prayer experience I had at St. Charles Borromeo parish in … Continue reading

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Teilhard, the Church & Henri de Lubac

Originally posted on The Catholic Eye:
I first discovered Teilhard de Chardin’s writings in McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary in the 1960s, obtaining a donated copy of The Divine Milieu, which completely entranced me. At the time I was also reading…

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Sunday Reflection, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 3, 2013): God’s Redemptive Grace

This weekend is the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. We continue the themes from last Sunday: God’s attitude towards the sinner and the social outcast. Today’s reflection comes from the great Jesuit site Living Space. … Continue reading

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