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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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Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo (August 28)

“Our hearts are restless, O God, until they rest in You.” — St. Augustine of Hippo Repost from Last Year: St. Augustine of Hippo was an early Christian theologian whose writings are considered very influential in the development of Western Christianity and Western … 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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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul (June 29, 2014): Unity in Diversity

  This year, Sunday falls on the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul so we celebrate this great feast during the Mass this weekend.  The readings can be found here. Both of these great Saints have other Feast days (The … Continue reading

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Pontifical Academy of Sciences Conference on Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences recently hosted a joint conference titled “Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility“.   The importance of this conference was highlighted by the appearance of Pope Francis.  I hope … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 16, 2013): God Loves Us as We Are

  “I feel that you must resign yourself to taking me as I am, that is, with the congenital quality which ever since my childhood has caused my spiritual life to be completely dominated by a sort of profound ‘feeling’ … Continue reading

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Intersection of Faith and Science: Vatican Astronomer Guy Consolmagno, S.J. (More Interviews)

One of my favorite speakers is Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. Consolmagno is an M.I.T. graduate and research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory. Consolmagno has served on the governing boards of the Meteoritical Society; the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Division III, Planetary Systems Science (secretary, 2000 … Continue reading

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