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Originally posted on Embracing Forever:
I was in Washington, D.C. this past weekend with my wife and her eight year old grandson, and we went to an IMAX film to see the story of Fred and Norah Urquhart, who spent…

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Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo (August 28)

“Our hearts are restless, O God, until they rest in You.” — St. Augustine of Hippo Repost from Last Year: St. Augustine of Hippo was an early Christian theologian whose writings are considered very influential in the development of Western Christianity and Western … 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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Feast of St. Peter Faber, S.J. (August 2, 2014): The First Jesuit Priest

  Fr. Peter Faber was one of the founders of the Society of Jesus and the first priest among the Jesuits.  Pope Francis mentioned his admiration for Peter Faber in his first interview with America Magazine.  According to Pope Francis, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elizabeth Johnson, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love

  My Summer reading list fell victim to the demands of daily life with a busier than expected work schedule, supporting a wife who is finishing writing a book and being the father of two boys who are active in baseball … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles

Originally posted on Teilhard de Chardin:
St. Mary Magdalene Our July celebration of Hall of Fame of Saints continues today with the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.  St. Mary Magdalene holds a special place both in Christian and world history.…

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From The Teilhard Project: Teilhard de Chardin on Suffering

During his life, Teilhard de Chardin endured and witnessed a large amount of suffering from losing several siblings at a young age, to witnessing the physical suffering due to the carnage of World War I,to the mental anguish of having his visionary … Continue reading

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Religion News Service: Teilhard de Chardin as an Antidote to “feel-good” Faith

  A. James Rudin had a recent outstanding commentary titled “Insights of these 3 religious thinkers may be an antidoe to ‘feel-good’ faith”.  The three thinkers are Teilhard de Chardin, Martin Buber and Reinhold Niebuhr.  These three giants are perhaps … Continue reading

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Lessons on God from an Atheist

Originally posted on Daily Theology:
Getty Images, Ulf Borjesson By Meg Stapleton Smith The essence of my teaching has always had much less to do with concrete facts about faith, and much more to do with developing an interpersonal relationship…

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Solemnity of St. John the Baptist (June 24)

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. John the Baptist.  One of the things I really like about Christianity is its universality and its adaptability to different cultures.  Perhaps the best example of that is the date established for the … Continue reading

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