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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin (Part II): Benedict and the Cosmos as a Living Host

“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). _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ As shown yesterday, the thoughts of Teilhard de Chardin are an important … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin (Part I): Pope Benedict and Spirit of the Liturgy

__________ I was hoping to save this post and series until later, when I could have had a more comprehensive assessment.  However, as I am becoming more immersed into the blogosphere, I am starting to realize how controversial a figure … Continue reading

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American Teilhard Association Meeting (2013) (Mary Evelyn Tucker)

Last Saturday, I attended the annual conference of the American Teilhard Association (ATA).  The ATA was founded in 1967 and is committed to making the thought and vision of Teilhard more widely available.  According to its website, the ATA’s objectives … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt (Part III) (Common Ground with Nonbelievers)

This is Part III of the relationship between faith and doubt (primarily in a Christian context but the same principles apply for other religious traditions).  In Part I, I described some of my own faith journey and the excerpt from … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt to Grow Into a Mature Faith (Part II)

“Worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings” — Romans 12:1 (Jerusalem Bible Translation) In Part I of this series, I talked a bit about my own personal journey of how embracing doubt helped … Continue reading

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Tribal Catholicism in the United States

One of the personal challenges I have with my faith as a Catholic in the U.S. is the disfunctional and negatively personal nature of our politics sometimes seeps into the Church.  What is intended to be a source of unity … Continue reading

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Vatican Conference on The Emergence of the Human Being

The Catholic News Service had an article on the recently concluded conference on “The Emergence of the Human Being” hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.  Other than the CNS article, I have found very little information on this conference.  I … Continue reading

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The Way of the Logos

Today’s Gospel reading from John has a very provocative statement by Jesus:  “I AM the Way.  I AM Truth and Life.”  Unfortunately, many people incorrectly interpret this in an exclusivist manner.  As the Irish Jesuits explain: “This is not to … Continue reading

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