Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sunday Reflection, Fourth Sunday of Easter (May 11, 2014): A Tribute to Mothers

   “I come from a family where I became who I am. The great majority of my opinions, of my likes and dislikes, of my values and appreciations, of my judgments, my behavior, my tastes, were molded by the family … Continue reading

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Pontifical Academy of Sciences Conference on Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences recently hosted a joint conference titled “Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility“.   The importance of this conference was highlighted by the appearance of Pope Francis.  I hope … Continue reading

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Consciousness: Where Do Our Thoughts Exist?

Neuroscience has made rapid progress in the last few decades in understanding the mechanics of how the brain processes our thoughts and emotions.  For example, pioneer Richard Davidson has demonstrated that each person has emotional “types” in our brain that is analagous … Continue reading

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Outstanding Primer on Ignatian Spirituality by Andy Otto

There are a number of outstanding Ignatian Spirituality resources available on the web, including those links at the right column of this blog.  However, I want to especially mention that Andy Otto, author of the outstanding blog and podcast God … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 5, 2014): Developing Noosphere

“From the first beginnings of History (sic) . . . this principle of the compressive generation of consciousness has been ceaselessly at work in the human mass. But from the moment — we have just reached it! — when the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Third Sunday of Easter (May 4, 2014): Seeing More Clearly on the Road to Emmaus

“[T]heir eyes were prevented from recognizing him.” — Luke 24:16 This weekend is the Third Sunday of Easter. The readings can be found here.  The Gospel contains the wonderful story of the Road to Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke. … Continue reading

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Science, the ‘Economist,’ and the Medieval Theologian

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The Noosphere and Cosmic Christ: Happy Birthday Teilhard de Chardin

Originally posted on Evolutionary Landscapes:
The Noosphere and Cosmic Christ: Happy Birthday Teilhard de Chardin Happy birthday, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (May 1, 1885 – April 10, 1955). Give a listen to this excellent biographical podcast with Ursula King, Andrew…

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The Noosphere and Cosmic Christ: Happy Birthday Teilhard de Chardin

Originally posted on dreamweaver333:
Happy birthday, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (May 1, 1885 – April 10, 1955). A Jesuit priest and paleontologist, Teilhard was one of the first evolutionary mystics to popularize the term “noosphere.” Some consider him the patron…

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Fr. Stanislaw Herba on Teilhard de Chardin, Personal Evolution and the Church of Mercy

  I came across an interesting article of Fr. Stanislaw Herba, pastor of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Park City, Utah.  The article talks about Fr. Herba’s life from Communist Poland to the United States. However, what was most interesting is his … Continue reading

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