Daily Archives: 22 January 2015

On My Bookshelf: The Copernicus Complex

Science writer and astrobiologist Caleb Scharf tackles the question of life in the universe. Is it common? Is it rare? Are we unique, here on Earth? The simple answer is: we don’t know. The more complex answer is that we … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 11: The Distinctive Character of Every Institute

We’ll continue our review of chapter III of Mutuae Relationes, exploring a basic principle: founders listened carefully to the Holy Spirit, found a fruitfulness in serving in a particular way, and the hierarchy approved in some way. You can check the … Continue reading

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Dredging Up Old Issues

I see Crux resuscitated the Terri Schiavo case to pin something on presumed presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Why? Please tell me why. A Catholic running for national office is something, I guess. But the elections are a bit more than … Continue reading

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DPPL 199: Enhancing the Rosary

As with the Angelus, there is a thought to pray the Rosary with a greater degree of honor, solemnity, or what-have-you: 199. With due regard for the nature of the rosary, some suggestions can now be made which could make it … Continue reading

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