Daily Archives: 6 July 2015


Black sky in broad daylight, charcoal gray underfoot, and no water to drink or air to breathe. I believe it was one of the Apollo astronauts, Buzz Aldrin, who referred to the lunar landscape (image credit, right) as “magnificent desolation.” I wonder … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 8d: A Perfection of Justice

In the last paragraph, St John Paul suggested having mercy on Christ. How is this accomplished? It seems the Lord has already invited us to do so: Christ, precisely as the crucified one, is the Word that does not pass … Continue reading

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PS 107: Pentecost

Remember, you can check Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 107. This sacred period of fifty days concludes with Pentecost Sunday, when the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, the beginnings of the Church … Continue reading

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A Costly Enrichment

A parable at work, but it’s doubtful our corporate masters are heeding the tale. Image credit.

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Laudato Si 20: Pollution, Waste and the Throwaway Culture

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Let’s look at a summary of the issues of “pollution and climate change.” First, Pope Francis raises an issue not novel to him: the throwaway culture. First up, … Continue reading

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