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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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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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The Galactic Milieu: The “Irrationality” and Beauty of the Incarnation

  [Slightly modified version of a post from December 2013. Merry Christmas Everyone!] As we approach Christmas, I thought I would share one of my favorite descriptions of the Incarnation. This is courtesy of Julian May, a prolific and talented … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 17, 2014): The Power of Love

“Love isn’t something we invented. It’s observable, powerful, it has to mean something… Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.” This quote is not from Teilhard de Chardin, but it could … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 8, 2014): Love Alone

“Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it along takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Sunday Reflection, Feast of the Holy Trinity (June 15, 2014): The God of Love

This Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Trinity.  The readings can be found here. Today’s reflection comes from Fr. Michael Campbell-Johnston, SJ, a former provincial of the British Jesuits.  You can read the entire reflection here, but set forth … Continue reading

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