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Sunday Reflection, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 17, 2014): Reaching Out Beyond Our Tribe

This Sunday is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here.  The Gospel is about the fascinating story of Jesus traveling outside of Jewish territory, something he very rarely does. There he has an interesting encounter with … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 16, 2014): Surrendering the Ego to Christ

“[I]f you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” — Matthew 5:23-24 This weekend … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2, 2014): Helping to Heal a Broken World

This weekend is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  The readings can be found here.  This Feast occurs at the end of the Infancy Narratives in the Gospel of Luke and is rich with symbolism of both the … Continue reading

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Dan Burke and Accuracy on Teilhard de Chardin

“By now, no one would dream of saying that [Teilhard] is a heterodox author who shouldn’t be studied” – Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman (July 2009). [Editor’s Note: This posting is in response to a recent article by Dan Burke in National … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection; 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Humility in Prayer

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” — Luke 18:14 This week is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The weekly readings can be found here. The theme is humility in prayer (and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 29, 2013): Establishing the “I-Thou” Relationship

“This encounter with personalism [in the thought of Martin Buber] was for me a spiritual experience that left an essential mark” — Pope Benedict XVI “When I confront a human being as my Thou and speak the basic word I-Thou to … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 16, 2013): Transubstantiation of the Universe

“Lord, do you now therefore, speaking through my lips, pronounce over this earthly travail your twofold efficacious word: the word without which all that our wisdom and our experience have built up must totter and crumble—the word through which all our most … Continue reading

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