Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Galactic Milieu: The “Irrationality” and Beauty of the Incarnation

As we approach Christmas, I thought I would share one of my favorite descriptions of the Incarnation. This is courtesy of Julian May, a prolific and talented science fiction writer. One of her most popular works is the Galactic Milieu, … Continue reading

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Original Sin, Advent and Christian Hope

Earlier this week, I was having a discussion with a good-hearted atheist friend who argued that the existence of evil and the explanatory power of evolutionary biology combined to create a strong argument against the existence of God and in … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Peter (Pierre) Faber, S.J. is a Saint!

From Catholic News Service: Pope proclaims sainthood of Jesuit companion of St. Ignatius By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis issued a decree declaring one of his favorite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint. The … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 16, 2013): God Loves Us as We Are

  “I feel that you must resign yourself to taking me as I am, that is, with the congenital quality which ever since my childhood has caused my spiritual life to be completely dominated by a sort of profound ‘feeling’ … Continue reading

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If Christ Had Become Incarnate Now

Originally posted on A Seat At The Table:
If Christ had become incarnate now and were a thirty-year-old man today, he would be here in the cathedral and we wouldn’t know him from the rest of you — a thirty-year-old…

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Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2013): Expectant Waiting and Dynamic Faith

“Be patient, brothers and sisters” — James (5:7) This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday (Rejoice!).  The readings can be found here. We continue the Advent theme of hopeful anticipation.  Today’s reflection, courtesy of Rev. Eric K. … Continue reading

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An Introvert in Church

Originally posted on Smallest of Seeds:
This is the last thing I see of the outside world on the mornings I attend mass. Its size and detail are so overwhelming as to fill my entire gaze. And when I leave…

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