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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 12, 2015): Shadow of Death

[Reflections After a Recent World War I Battle] “That’s probably why I was more vividly aware of the ‘shadow of death’, and the formidable gift that existence presents us with: an inevitable advance towards an inevitable, sentient end, —a situation from … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Third Sunday of Easter (May 4, 2014): Seeing More Clearly on the Road to Emmaus

“[T]heir eyes were prevented from recognizing him.” — Luke 24:16 This weekend is the Third Sunday of Easter. The readings can be found here.  The Gospel contains the wonderful story of the Road to Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 27, 2014): Finding Faith Through Doubt

“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” — John 20:25 Today is the Second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday. You … Continue reading

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Does the Beauty of the Gospel Story Attest to Its Truth?

Originally posted on The Bully Pulpit:
Does the aesthetic splendor of the four Gospels, when considered like works of literature, emit the ineffable whiff of something genuine? Is there a patina of truth — truth endorsed by beauty — coating the…

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Sunday Reflection for Easter Sunday (April 20, 2014): It’s Not About the Bunnies

This weekend we continue the Triduum Celebration and reach the climax of the Church year with the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. The readings can be found here and here. Today’s reflection comes from James Martin, S.J., the Chaplain of the … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin on The Cross as Symbol of Future Union of Humanity

“[I]n spite of the profound readjustments that are being made in our phenomenal vision of the world, the Cross still stands; it rears itself up ever more erect at the common meeting place of all values and all problems, deep … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (April 14, 2014): Easter Sunday

“O God, if in my life I have not been wrong, allow me to die on Easter Sunday”. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin died of a heart attack on April 10, 1955: Easter Sunday

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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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Sunday Reflection, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 10, 2013): God of the Living and the Dead

This weekend is the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. We are approaching the end of the liturgical year and the theme is on the afterlife. One of the hallmark beliefs that separates Christianity from … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on Simply Christian (Video)

One of my favorite New Testament biblical scholars is N.T. Wright.  Wright is an Anglican priest and the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England (2003-2010).  He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity … Continue reading

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