Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sunday Reflection, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 17, 2014): Reaching Out Beyond Our Tribe

This Sunday is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here.  The Gospel is about the fascinating story of Jesus traveling outside of Jewish territory, something he very rarely does. There he has an interesting encounter with … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 11, 2014): Creation and Evolution

“I’ve at least drawn up a plan of moral studies (interpretation and justification, from the point of view of natural evolution — replenished by the light of faith — of morality, chastity and charity). . . . To grow and to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 10, 2014): Human Fighting or Human Cooperation?

  Then the LORD said: Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will pass by. There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Dominic (August 8) and the Celebration of the Symbiotic Relationship Between Faith and Science

“Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism – it’s turning God into a nature god.” — Guy Consolmagno, S.J. Today … Continue reading

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Feast of the Transfiguration: Teilhard de Chardin and Mass on the World

Repost From Last Year: Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.  It was one of those rare instances during Jesus’ lifetime when His divinity was clearly apparent to his closest disciples.  The Transfiguration also had a special place in the … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 4, 2014): Trusting God

“Don’t worry about whether your life is worthwhile, about its anomalies, its disappointments, its somewhat obscure and sombre future. You are doing what God wills. In the midst of your anxieties and dissatisfactions you are offering Him the sacrifice of … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin in the Age of Ecology, by Thomas Berry

Originally posted on Jeremy D. Johnson:
Here is Thomas Berry, in his own words, on the life and legacy of Teilhard de Chardin. Brilliant. I haven’t seen or heard Berry speak before. It would’ve been an honor to sit in his…

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