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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 12, 2014): Freedom of Christianity

“Christianity is not, as it is sometimes presented and sometimes practiced, an additional burden of observances and obligations to weigh down and increase the already heavy load, or to multiply the already paralyzing ties of our life in society. It … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection for Easter Sunday (April 20, 2014): It’s Not About the Bunnies

This weekend we continue the Triduum Celebration and reach the climax of the Church year with the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. The readings can be found here and here. Today’s reflection comes from James Martin, S.J., the Chaplain of the … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (February 10, 2014): Communion with Others

It happens sometimes that a man who is pure of heart will discern in himself, besides the happiness which brings peace to his own individual desires and affections, a quite special joy, springing from a source outside himself, which enfolds him … Continue reading

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God is Agapē

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.”  — 1 John 4:7-8 Today’s readings (in the U.S.) from … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin’s New Year’s Message (courtesy of The Teilhard Project)

    Set forth below is a New Year’s Message from The Teilhard Project with a great quote from Teilhard de Chardin: HAPPY NEW YEAR!  As we launch into 2014 we at the Teilhard de Chardin Project are reminded of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Dolan: No Season for Sourpusses

Here is a great read from Archbishop Timothy Dolan in Sunday’s New York Daily News. Using Evangelii Gaudium as a base, he encourages Christians to be joyful this Christmas season. The article is great, but it gets special mention here … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: The Radical Traditionalist of Mercy, Simplicity and Joy

    I am sharing a speech by Deacon David Backes that he gave to his parish on the early pontificate of Pope Francis.  It is a fantastic summary and I encourage you to read it here. Set forth below … Continue reading

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