Daily Archives: 30 January 2014

Stem Cells Made Easy?

Looks like an end to ESCR. Hopefully. The “personalized” medicine is important. ESCR, if it ever got off the ground, would have to deal with the rejection of tissue, just like any transplant.

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Zechariah 1:1-6

Prophets from Elijah to John the Baptist urged people to repentance. Such advice often went unheeded.¬†They also remind us this has all happened before. The post-Exilic community, in joy at the return from Babylon, clearly needed a repeat of the … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 157-158

The seventeen-day period prior to Lent is referenced here, as is that prime penitential season: 157. During the days of Septuagesima and Lent, our Holy Mother the Church over and over again strives to make each of us seriously consider … Continue reading

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Just a Little Hot Weather

The latest story of astronomy curiosity is the mapping of clouds on the nearest brown dwarf, Luhman 16B, only 40 trillion miles away*. Universe Today has an in-depth feature. The weather report of 1700-degree winds and iron rain is considered … Continue reading

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First Mistake? I Think Not

Thomas Reese SJ thinks Pope Francis made his first mistake by dropping the red hat on four curia bureaucrats. I think probably not. From the NCR blogger: True reform must destroy the papal court and turn it into a civil … Continue reading

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It’s been interesting to follow the reactions of both individuals and news outlets to Pope Francis’ Rolling Stone article and in its aftermath. Zenit reported on Federico Lombardi’s talk in Spain in which he described the strengths of the three … Continue reading

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EG 67: Individualism

Pope Francis finishes this section (Evangelii Gaudium¬†60-67) with the assistance of Saint Paul: 67. The individualism of our postmodern and globalized era favors a lifestyle which weakens the development and stability of personal relationships and distorts family bonds. Pastoral activity … Continue reading

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