Author Archives: William Ockham

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog ( explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).

Video of Georgetown Panel Discussion on Teilhard de Chardin’s Importance for the 21st Century

In April 2015, Georgetown University, in conjunction with The Teilhard Project, honored Teilhard de Chardin on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his death, by hosting a seminar and a multi-media presentation of Teilhard’s Mass on the World. A … Continue reading

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U2, Religion and Spirituality

I am heading to see U2 this weekend in Chicago with my wife (the kids are spending time with the grandparents :-).  I have always liked U2’s music but it was not until the last five or so years when … Continue reading

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Laudato Si and Teilhard de Chardin

First, my apologies about the longer than expected sabbatical. It has been a crazy few months between work, health issues with my mother-in-law and trying to spend more time with family. I hope to begin posting again on a semi-regular … Continue reading

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    It has been 21 months since I started this blog. It has been a fun journey and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful people throughout the world. The Noosphere … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Pretend

Originally posted on Striving After the Wind:

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 19, 2015): Hope for the Future

“I’m setting out in a notebook various thoughts, that gradually fall into groups around several main centres. I still think that my first essay will attempt to define my views on the constructive (creative, I might even say) properties of hope. (1) I … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Catholic Moral Law

[Note: The Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week will appear tomorrow] In the United States, we celebrate the life and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. today.  Last Saturday, I went to see the movie Selma.  I came in … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 18, 2015): Patience

      This Sunday is the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. We are in Ordinary Time for the next several weeks, both liturgically and in my daily routine. The kids are back at school … Continue reading

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Becoming the Beloved

Originally posted on God In All Things:
“You are my beloved [Son]; with you I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22, NABRE). What more do we want than to hear these words? We all want to be loved. We all want…

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Both love and truth are vital

Originally posted on Perichoresis:
Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really…

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