Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 Reflections on Blogging (Part I): Country Data and Top Posts

When I started blogging in April, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I could not have been more thrilled with the community that I have found and the interesting ideas and persons that I have “met” online. … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 30, 2013): Christ Unifying the Universe

“When the Cross is projected upon [a universe in evolution], in which struggle against evil is the sine qua non of existence, it takes on new importance and beauty—such, moreover, as are just the most capable of appealing to us. … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS 2013: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 29

Originally posted on PAX CHRISTI USA:
by Megan McKenna Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 | Colossians 3:12-21 | Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 “Who are we drawing into the circle of God?” For us, just days after the child is born, danger appears. Oh,…

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Archbishop Dolan: No Season for Sourpusses

Here is a great read from Archbishop Timothy Dolan in Sunday’s New York Daily News. Using Evangelii Gaudium as a base, he encourages Christians to be joyful this Christmas season. The article is great, but it gets special mention here … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 23, 2013): Purifying the Heart

“Lord, enclose me in the depths of your Heart. And, when you have me there, burn me, purify me, set me afire, raise me up to perfect satisfaction of your pleasure, unto the most complete annihilation of myself.”  — Courtesy … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 22, 2013): Waiting for Signs

“Scripture has depths missing from other forms of wisdom.  This is closer to the ground we walk on.” — Jeanne Schuler, PhD. This weekend is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here.  We are coming to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: The Radical Traditionalist of Mercy, Simplicity and Joy

    I am sharing a speech by Deacon David Backes that he gave to his parish on the early pontificate of Pope Francis.  It is a fantastic summary and I encourage you to read it here. Set forth below … Continue reading

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