Category Archives: Reason and Faith

Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 5, 2015): The Embryonic Idea of the Omega Point

  “In spite of the continual turmoil I’ve been in for the last month, I can see that various ideas are quietly continuing to work themselves out in my mind,—both about the nature of ‘the human virtues’ and the ‘ human … Continue reading

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How Do We Know Jesus Was a Real Person?

  “How do we know Jesus was a real person?” This is the question asked by my seven year old son recently. Not “How do we know Jesus is the Son of God?” or “Did Jesus really rise from the … Continue reading

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Nerd and geek

Originally posted on There Will Be Bread:
A couple of weeks ago the Albany Times Union, (note: the paper hosts a mirror of this blog on their website)  ran a reprint of an editorial from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. To…

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The Evolution of the Term “Big Bang

Reader Jonathan Lace sent an excellent article on the history of the term Big Bang used by the New York Times. The history is interesting not only for its own sake but also for the example that a revolutionary idea … Continue reading

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The Role of Religion in a Scientific Age

I came across an excellent article by Richard Kropf, a retired priest, author, theologian and Teilhard de Chardin scholar.  Fr. Kropf is also a writer for the Huffington Post and had a thought-provoking article last week.  He talked about how … Continue reading

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Pope Reaffirms Church Teaching on Evolution; In Other News: Dog Bites Man

  The media coverage of the Catholic (both the mainstream media and unfortunately many Catholic outlets) is often superficial if not downright inaccurate. Even more recent than the synod has been the reporting of Pope Francis’ remarks supporting evolution this … Continue reading

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Toward a Post-Materialistic Science

I came across a recent article by Dave Pruett in the Huffington Post discussing a “Manifesto for a Post-Materialistic Science” that was published in the Fall Issue of Explore. I had not previously heard of the “Manifesto” but it was … Continue reading

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