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Sunday Reflection, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 26, 2014): Responding to God’s Love

Photo Courtesy of http://www.madison.com  “Love, and do what you like” — statement attributed to St. Augustine. This Sunday is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The Gospel reading is the Great Commandment, which consists of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 24, 2014): Leadership Through Service

  For who has known the mind of the Lord or who has been his counselor? Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid? For from him and through him and for him are all things.  To him be glory … Continue reading

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Feast of the Transfiguration: Teilhard de Chardin and Mass on the World

Repost From Last Year: Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.  It was one of those rare instances during Jesus’ lifetime when His divinity was clearly apparent to his closest disciples.  The Transfiguration also had a special place in the … Continue reading

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Religion News Service: Teilhard de Chardin as an Antidote to “feel-good” Faith

  A. James Rudin had a recent outstanding commentary titled “Insights of these 3 religious thinkers may be an antidoe to ‘feel-good’ faith”.  The three thinkers are Teilhard de Chardin, Martin Buber and Reinhold Niebuhr.  These three giants are perhaps … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Corpus Christi (June 22, 2014): Teilhard, Pope Benedict and the Cosmos as a Living Host

This weekend is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi. The readings can be found here. Teilhard de Chardin believed that the Eucharist was not only the central component of the Liturgy … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection (Pentecost), June 8, 2014: Unleashing the Fire of the Holy Spirit

  This weekend is the celebration of Pentecost, which marks the end of the Easter Season. The readings can be found here.  The coming of the Holy Spirit is often represented by tongues of fire.  Fire was also prominent for … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Teilhard de Chardin

I have remained silent at the most recent public remarks by Cardinal Gerhard Müller and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), mostly because the conflict saddens me and I feel like a child caught in the middle of a dispute between Mom and Dad. … Continue reading

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