Monthly Archives: July 2014

Religion News Service: Teilhard de Chardin as an Antidote to “feel-good” Faith

  A. James Rudin had a recent outstanding commentary titled “Insights of these 3 religious thinkers may be an antidoe to ‘feel-good’ faith”.  The three thinkers are Teilhard de Chardin, Martin Buber and Reinhold Niebuhr.  These three giants are perhaps … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 14, 2014): Creation and Convergence

“The great cosmic attributes of Christ, those which (particularly in St John and St Paul) accord him a universal and final primacy over creation, these attributes… only assume their full dimension in the setting of an evolution… that is both … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 13, 2014): The Sower, Connection with Creation and Teilhard de Chardin

  “We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” — … Continue reading

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Lessons on God from an Atheist

Originally posted on Daily Theology:
Getty Images, Ulf Borjesson By Meg Stapleton Smith The essence of my teaching has always had much less to do with concrete facts about faith, and much more to do with developing an interpersonal relationship…

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (June 23, 2014): Rejecting Divisions and Finding Unity

    “[I]n order to match the new curve of time Christianity is led to discover the values of this world below the level of God (the creation of God), while Humanism finds room for a God above the level … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 6, 2014): The Peaceful Yoke of Christ

This weekend our readings return to Ordinary Time as it is the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The passage above from Matthew has been a source of great consolation for me in recent years.  My “reconversion” … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Teilhard to Omega

I was hoping to have a series of book reviews over the Northern Hemisphere summer. However, daily activities such as work, kids baseball games and family activities present precious little time for reading much less writing reviews. One book at … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Church Rejoices at the Progress of Science; Encourages Sharing of Knowledge

  Last week, Pope Francis addressed professors and students at the Vatican Observatory (Thanks to Gaudete Theology for the reference). It is an excellent read on the symbiotic relationship between science and faith in their mutual pursuit of truth. You can read … Continue reading

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