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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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Pope Francis and Moving to a More Unified and Less Polarized Church

For a variety of reasons, the primary one being the inaccurate hyperbole being written from all quarters, I have avoided discussing the recently concluded Special Synod on the Family. However, John Gehring had a good article in Crux that went … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 26, 2014): Responding to God’s Love

Photo Courtesy of http://www.madison.com  “Love, and do what you like” — statement attributed to St. Augustine. This Sunday is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The Gospel reading is the Great Commandment, which consists of … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 20, 2014): Religion and Mysticism

  Due to travel schedule, this week’s quote is not from Teilhard de Chardin but is from another one of my favorite authors, Philip St. Romain in the spirit of Teilhard de Chardin: “To emphasize the pivotal role of faith … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 19, 2014): Meeting Malice with Kindness that Heals

 “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion, for you do not regard a person’s status.” — Matthew 22:16 This Sunday … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 12, 2014): Detachment and Freedom

 “I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 6, 2014): Overcoming Suffering

“By no means the least disturbing aspect of the problem of evil, is this powerlessness of the world to develop successfully, I won’t say the best, but at any rate a good part of itself. . . When you’re confronted with this mystery, it’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 5, 2014): What Fruit Are We Producing?

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. — Phil 4:8 This Sunday is the 27th Sunday in … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 28, 2014): Kenosis in an Evolutionary World

Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human … Continue reading

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The Spiritual and Psychological Damage of Failing to Forgive

One of my (many) weaknesses is that I have a long memory for any actual or perceived wrong done to me. Forgiving unconditionally is one of the things that I continue to work on. I recently came across an excellent blogpost … Continue reading

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