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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 22, 2014): The Incarnation

The Incarnation is a making new, a restoration, of all the universe’s forces and powers; Christ is the Instrument, the Center, the End, of the whole of animate and material creation; through Him, everything is created, sanctified and vivified. This … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 21, 2014): Letting God Embrace Us

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. — Luke 1:46-47 This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here. This is a very busy time of year for … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Third Sunday of Advent (December 14, 2014): Rejoice!

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday (Rejoice!).  The readings can be found here. The theme a call to rejoice and celebrate God’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Second Sunday of Advent (December 7, 2014): Burning Away What Divides Us

“One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” — Mark: 1:7-8 This Sunday is the Second … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, First Sunday of Advent (November 30, 2014): Being with God in the Waiting

This weekend is the First Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here. Advent is often thought of as a time of watching and waiting. That is true and the readings the next four weeks highlight themes from the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe (November 23, 2014): Teilhard de Chardin’s Universal Christic Vision

  This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe and the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. I wrote last year about some of the background of this great feast, which … 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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Sunday Reflection, Feast of Dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran (November 9, 2014)

“God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress.” — Psalm 46:2 This Sunday is the Feast of Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Latern. The readings can be found here. In the U.S., we just completed … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, All Souls Day (November 2, 2014): Remembrance and Unity

This is a special year in as All Souls Day falls on a Sunday. There are a variety of readings that can be used this day but the primary ones can be found here. This weekend will be a special weekend of … Continue reading

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