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Teilhard de Chardin on the Redemption Suffering of the Passion

The following was written based upon his experience witnessing the carnage of trench warfare in World War I: What a vast ocean of human suffering spreads over the entire earth at every moment! Of what is this mass formed? Of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 30, 2014): Trust in the Slow Work of God

“Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.” — Eph 5:8-9 This weekend is the Fourth Sunday in Advent. The readings can be found here.  The themes focus on the metaphor of … Continue reading

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The Human Pettiness of Jonah and the Mercy of God

The first reading today this week is from the Book of Jonah.  The following is from a blog I did last year on the metaphors contained in Jonah that are applicable to me. Jonah is one of my favorite books from … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (March 10, 2014): Healing Power of Christ

Just as in living bodies a cell, at first similar to the other cells, can gradually come to be preponderant in the organism, so the particular humanity of Christ was able (at least at the Resurrection) to take on, to … Continue reading

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Lenten Online Program: God, Self and Ego by Philip St. Romain

This Lent I will be taking an online “course” titled “God, Self and Ego” by Philip St. Romain of the Heartland Center for Spirituality.   According to the course description: “This series will feature 9 written presentations on the meaning … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (March 2, 2014): Mystery and Religion

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. — Isaiah 49:15 Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. — … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2014): Keep Calm and Love Your Enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just … 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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Sabbatical and View from Space

I will be visiting my brother in England (with an excursion to Ireland to see some ancestral heritage) the next couple of weeks.  I will have the Sunday Reflections and Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week but other postings … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, St. Augustine and Catholic Moral Law

In the United States, we celebrate the life and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. today.  I am too young to remember King or the civil rights movement. However, as a began my journey back to Christianity, I came across … Continue reading

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