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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 8, 2014): Origins of The Divine Milieu

“Yesterday, with the same pleasure as I always have, I received your letter of the 22nd. You are perfectly right, I think, in what you say about the necessity and difficulty in influencing souls from within. What gives me great satisfaction in this, … 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, 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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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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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 10, 2014): Contemplation, Charity and Unity

  “Isn’t it odd that both of us . . . have the same weakness for the self-centered life of contemplation, undisturbed by anything, and in which no ‘third party’ . . . is unwelcomely added to the two essentials, … 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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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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Toward a Post-Materialistic Science

I came across a recent article by Dave Pruett in the Huffington Post discussing a “Manifesto for a Post-Materialistic Science” that was published in the Fall Issue of Explore. I had not previously heard of the “Manifesto” but it was … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 13, 2014): Spirit, Matter and God

“There is neither spirit nor matter in the world. The stuff of the universe is spirit-matter. No other substance but this could have produced the human molecule.” — Teilhard de Chardin (cited by Dave Pruett)

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St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Teilhard de Chardin

In honor of the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J. had a good article in the Catholic News Agency on the spirituality of St. Thérèse and its relationship to the vision of Teilhard de Chardin: … Continue reading

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