Daily Archives: 7 July 2015

Ecology, A Spirituality of Reconciliation

The spiritual guide John Veltri, SJ, adapted material from Mary Southard for this “prayer pattern” titled “Ecology, A Spirituality of Reconciliation.” The whole composition is thoughtful and appropriately timely, given the huge discussion these days on Laudato Si’. But I especially … Continue reading

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What Children Lose

Check this fascinating feature on human evolution on BBC. One part of the report struck me: Comparative studies between humans and chimps show that while both will cooperate, humans will always help more. Children seem to be innate helpers. They … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 8e: The Risen One

People did not expect a God to act through a sacrifice of life. The Paschal Mystery could not have been anticipated. And yet it is an event that beckons us into that great virtue: hope. It strikes me that people who … Continue reading

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PS 108: Final Words

Paschale Solemnitatis concludes thus: “It is proper to the Paschal festivity that the whole Church rejoice at the forgiveness of sins, which is not only for those who are reborn in Holy Baptism, but also for those who have long been … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 21: Residue

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. As Pope Francis discusses here, some waste products are severely hazardous, and some people lament the good ol’ days: 21. Account must also be taken of the pollution … Continue reading

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