Tag Archives: St. John

Agapé Love vs. Conditional Love

“Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.” — 1 John 4:8 The First Reading for today’s Mass is from the First Epistle of St. John and one of the most insightful and beautiful readings in … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 22, 2014): The Incarnation

The Incarnation is a making new, a restoration, of all the universe’s forces and powers; Christ is the Instrument, the Center, the End, of the whole of animate and material creation; through Him, everything is created, sanctified and vivified. This … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe (November 23, 2014): Teilhard de Chardin’s Universal Christic Vision

  This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe and the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. I wrote last year about some of the background of this great feast, which … Continue reading

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Solemnity of St. John the Baptist (June 24)

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. John the Baptist.  One of the things I really like about Christianity is its universality and its adaptability to different cultures.  Perhaps the best example of that is the date established for the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, The Ascension (June 1, 2014): The Divine Milieu

This Sunday, parts of the Church celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.  The readings can be found here. Today’s reflection comes from Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor of America Magazine.  You can find the full reflection here but set forth below … 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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Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch (October 17)

“It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name”. — St. Ignatius of Antioch This is a great week … Continue reading

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