Monthly Archives: April 2014

Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (April 21, 2014): The Parousia and the Omega Point

  “Christian faith . . . by the very fact that it is rooted in the idea of the Incarnation, has always based a large part of its tenants on the tangible values of the World and of Matter . . … Continue reading

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Does the Beauty of the Gospel Story Attest to Its Truth?

Originally posted on The Bully Pulpit:
Does the aesthetic splendor of the four Gospels, when considered like works of literature, emit the ineffable whiff of something genuine? Is there a patina of truth — truth endorsed by beauty — coating the…

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Sunday Reflection for Easter Sunday (April 20, 2014): It’s Not About the Bunnies

This weekend we continue the Triduum Celebration and reach the climax of the Church year with the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. The readings can be found here and here. Today’s reflection comes from James Martin, S.J., the Chaplain of the … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reflections on Mother Teresa, Suffering, Blood Sacrifice and Kenosis

As we continue the reflection and celebration on the Easter Triduum, I would like to include several reflections from my favorite resources. First, is from David Backes, Professor, Deacon, author and owner of the outstanding blog New Wood.  Set forth … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin and the Cross as Symbol for Purification of Being

    [O]n the panoramic screen of an evolutive world which we have just erected, the whole picture undergoes a most impressive change. When the Cross is projected upon such a universe, in which struggle against evil is the sine … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin on the Redemption Suffering of the Passion

The following was written based upon his experience witnessing the carnage of trench warfare in World War I: What a vast ocean of human suffering spreads over the entire earth at every moment! Of what is this mass formed? Of … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin on The Cross as Symbol of Future Union of Humanity

“[I]n spite of the profound readjustments that are being made in our phenomenal vision of the world, the Cross still stands; it rears itself up ever more erect at the common meeting place of all values and all problems, deep … Continue reading

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