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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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Sabbatical

    It has been 21 months since I started this blog. It has been a fun journey and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful people throughout the world. The Noosphere … 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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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 29, 2014): Christian Love

For the last couple of days, I’ve given some thought to what you said about how Christianity must not to allow itself to be eclipsed by certain human virtues but must assimilate them (since they, too, are equally incapable of flourishing without implicitly basing … 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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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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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 15, 2014): Suffering as a Means to Union with God

“I like to think that gradually, instead of being weighted down by your external cares, you’ll find yourself to some extent carried by them towards God, by the need you feel, in your love, to do something for him and … 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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Sunday Reflection 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 16, 2014): Taking Risks for God

This weekend is the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The Gospel is about the parable of the talents. When I was younger, I was this parable strange on a couple of levels. First, I … Continue reading

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