Daily Archives: 9 July 2015

Dives in Misericordiae 9a: Mother of Mercy

We acclaim her as “Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.” The Blessed Mother also gives us one of the greatest songs of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Mercy is at the heart of the Magnificat, and that eternal … Continue reading

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On Gratitude

Gratitude isn’t an exclusively Christian idea. In business, psychology, and even the secular American November holiday we find adherents. Or at least people willing to give it lip service. I found a brief and interesting idea about the Japanese notion … Continue reading

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Nearing Pluto

The New Horizons probe is nearing the most distant world directly explored by a human-made spacecraft. The NASA site headlines a heart, but on BBC, they picked up a whale. People imagine familiar things when they view strange, new things. … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 23: A Common Good

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Climate is described in the title here as “a common good.” It is also a fact that the planet is experiencing a warming trend. Even among skeptics, this … Continue reading

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