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God, Evolution, Teilhard de Chardin and the Problem of Innocent Suffering

One of the biggest challenges to the concept of the Christian God is the problem of evil and the suffering of innocents. People have been trying to reconcile an all-loving, all-powerful God with the existence of evil since the first … Continue reading

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Feast of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

“I believe that we are not real social workers. We may be doing social work in the eyes of the people, but we are really contemplatives in the heart of the world. For we are touching the Body of Christ … Continue reading

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The Christian Wisdom of Tenderness: Jean Vanier on Lived Compassion, L’Arche and Becoming Human

The excellent National Public Radio program, On Being, had a replay of an interview with Canadian philosopher and Catholic social entrepreneur Jean Vanier.  I had heard this interview before and if anything, it was even more moving listening to it … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 22, 2013)

“To become unified and concentrated upon itself, the being must break many sensible attachments.  To make itself one with others and give itself to them, it must encroach upon those intimate personal intellectual and emotional reserves that it most jealously … Continue reading

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Life of Teilhard de Chardin: War Years (1914-1918): Finding God in Suffering

When the war came in August, Teilhard returned to Paris to help Boule store museum pieces, to assist cousin Marguerite turn the girl’s school she headed into a hospital, and to prepare for his own eventual induction.  Teilhard’s induction was … Continue reading

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