Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Laudato Si and Teilhard de Chardin

First, my apologies about the longer than expected sabbatical. It has been a crazy few months between work, health issues with my mother-in-law and trying to spend more time with family. I hope to begin posting again on a semi-regular … 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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Sunday Reflection on Epiphany (January 4, 2015): A Real Truth That May or May Not Have Been Historical

[Note: This is a slightly modified version of the reflection I posted last year] This weekend is the celebration of the Epiphany. The readings can be found here. The journey of the Magi is one of the most beautiful stories … 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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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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