Daily Archives: 22 January 2007

Moon To Rubble

An Iowa State University astronomer says the expanding red giant phase of our sun will “push” the moon closer to Earth, where it will eventually break up under the influence of our planet’s gravity and form a Saturn-like ring. The ring would be … Continue reading

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New Horizons at Jupiter

The New Horizons probe, aiming for Pluto, must first complete a successful fly-by of the solar system’s largest planet to get there. The mission scientists will also use the next five months to test various systems on the spacecraft and … Continue reading

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Hand of God: Not Even a Little Bit

I’m going to need a personal paradigm shift, please. When I used to hear “Hand of God,” my mind went to the ’86 World Cup clash that saw Argentina’s Diego Maradona score a goal off his left fist. Also on … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: This Particular Day

The USCCB asks that today be observed as a “particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the … Continue reading

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Unitatis Redintegratio 6

I’m grateful for Neil’s series on Christian Unity Week (not to mention his usual outstanding essays). In a tag-team spirit, let’s delve into today’s section 6 of Unitatis Redintegratio. The bishops tell us that continual renewal is part of who … Continue reading

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Theology and the Unborn Child

(Neil here). Today marks the March for Life. It occurs on the fifth day of this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. If you read the reflections in my previous post, you will see that the South African writers of … Continue reading

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Day 5 – The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Day 5 – God’s judgement on our silence ‘Just as you did not do it to one of the least of these..’ (Mt 25: 45) Mic 6:6-8 What does the Lord require of us? Ps 31 (30): 1-5 God, the … Continue reading

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