Daily Archives: 2 April 2007

Christian Identity is Not a Wall of Defense

(This is Neil.) I will only post a couple of times this Holy Week. Here, I would like to share some just-posted words from a Taizé meeting of 300 young people in Arezzo, Italy this past November. These very beautiful … Continue reading

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Io and Europa

New Horizons looks back at the Jupiter system, including this conjunction of Jupiter’s number three and four moons. Tvashtar is still blowing its volcanic stack, near the Ioan north pole. Look for two smaller eruptions on the moon. Europa, right, … Continue reading

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Confection

Bloggers left and right are weighing in on a chocolate Jesus without a loincloth. Recapping the latest in the clash of art and Catholic sensitivity, this exhibit was voluntarily shut down after much protesting. I have to say that the … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 28

With Ad Gentes 28, we begin chapter V, “Planning Missionary Activity“ The Christian faithful, having different gifts (cf. Rom. 12:6), according to each one’s opportunity, ability, charisms and ministry (cf. 1 Cor. 3:10) must all cooperate in the Gospel. Hence … Continue reading

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The Caves of Mars and More

The Mars Odyssey probe has found possible entrances to underground caves on the Red Planet. One might be hundreds of feet deep and they all might lead to protected oases in which life may once have found shelter from the … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 27

We arrive at the conclusion of chapter IV on missionaries themselves, with a concern that “lone ranger” ministry is not the course envisioned by the bishops. The council heaps praise on those who have labored with great tasks and under … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 26

This section speaks of the training needed for missionaries, starting with a christologically influenced formation in the Word. Those who are sent to different nations in order to be good ministers of Christ, should he nourished with the “words of … Continue reading

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