Tag Archives: Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict, Environmental Stewardship and Request for Help (not money:-)

It is hard to believe that it was less than a ago that Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by becoming the first Pope to resign in 600 years. While the mainstream media likes to draw (false) contrasts between Pope … Continue reading

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God is Agapē

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.”  — 1 John 4:7-8 Today’s readings (in the U.S.) from … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection on Epiphany (January 5, 2014): A Real Truth That May or May Not Have Been Historical

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 in the Bible.  Mysterious foreigners receive a cosmic sign to leave their home and … Continue reading

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Original Sin, Advent and Christian Hope

Earlier this week, I was having a discussion with a good-hearted atheist friend who argued that the existence of evil and the explanatory power of evolutionary biology combined to create a strong argument against the existence of God and in … Continue reading

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John Haught and Why Ultimate Reality is a Personal God

One the leading scholars on Teilhard de Chardin is John Haught, Senior Research Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.  Haught has written numerous books on Christian evolutionary theology and the symbiotic relationship between faith and science including Science and Faith: A … Continue reading

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The Development of the Idea of God in the Bible

Today’s Questions, an outstanding blog that I follow had a great article on the development in the understanding of God in the Christian Bible. I strongly encourage you to read the entire post here, but set forth below is 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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