Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Ignorance of Some Scientists

Originally posted on Dating God:
Ok, it’s been a while since I’ve been as worked up as I am about a scientist who publicly ridicules religion and dismisses out of hand the possibility that women and men of faith —…

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 29, 2014): Origins of Belief

“To believe is to develop an act of synthesis whose first origin is inapprehensible. . . [O]ne has to verify the solidity of an inevitable initial faith, and then one has to verify the organic continuity of the successive stages which … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 28, 2014): Kenosis in an Evolutionary World

Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human … Continue reading

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The Spiritual and Psychological Damage of Failing to Forgive

One of my (many) weaknesses is that I have a long memory for any actual or perceived wrong done to me. Forgiving unconditionally is one of the things that I continue to work on. I recently came across an excellent blogpost … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 22, 2014): Spiritual Progress

“[I]t remains true that, expressed in forms that are infinitely varied, there can ultimately be only one psychological axis of spiritual progress towards God. Even if they are expressed in completely subjective terms, many of the things I am going … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 21, 2014): God’s Generosity Trumps Human “Fairness”

  “Are you envious because I am generous?’ — Matthew 20:15” This weekend is the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The Gospel is the parable of the landowner who hires workers at different times … Continue reading

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The collaboration of knowledge, belief and faith

Adam D. Hincks, S.J. has an outstanding article that is on the front cover of this week’s issue of America Magazine. Fr. Hincks is an astrophysicist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  The article is a thoughtful and compelling … Continue reading

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