Monthly Archives: December 2013

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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Vatican Astonomers Contemplate God and Science in Geminid Meteor Shower

Because one can not have too much of Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. Set forth below is an excerpt from the Detroit Free Press on the Geminid Meteor Shower that is expected to peak Saturday morning and the role that Detroit native … Continue reading

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Exorcizing the God of the Gaps

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
The rise of modern science created a problem for Christian theology. If God is not scientifically needed to explain why water freezes at 32°F or why the stars come out at night, if the universe…

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Congratulations to Pope Francis, the First Jesuit Named as Time Person of the Year

     

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Lost sheep

Originally posted on There Will Be Bread:
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? – Matthew 18:12-13 The…

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 9, 2013)

One could say that the whole of life lies in seeing — if not ultimately, at least essentially. To be more is to be more united — and this sums up and is the very conclusion of the work to … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2013): Burning Away What Divides Us

I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. — Matthew 3:11 This Sunday … Continue reading

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