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).

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

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 to be received. … Continue reading

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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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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 12, 2015): Shadow of Death

[Reflections After a Recent World War I Battle] “That’s probably why I was more vividly aware of the ‘shadow of death’, and the formidable gift that existence presents us with: an inevitable advance towards an inevitable, sentient end, —a situation from … Continue reading

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It is GOD Who Converts

Originally posted on joy of nine9:
My words alone will not convince an atheist. Yes, Catholics need theology and apologetics, but these disciplines will  not convert  anybody, because Christianity is not primarily a moral theology or a philosophy, but a relationship…

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Sunday Reflection, Feast of Baptism of the Lord (January 11, 2015): God’s Bridging the Gap

This weekend is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The readings can be found here. This Feast is both the last day of the Christmas season and the First Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Baptism of Jesus is … Continue reading

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Agapé Love vs. Conditional Love

“Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.” — 1 John 4:8 The First Reading for today’s Mass is from the First Epistle of St. John and one of the most insightful and beautiful readings in … Continue reading

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