Daily Archives: 10 July 2015

Summer Blogging Ahead

My friend Charles has been concerned about my presenting a break-neck pace on the blog. I assure him and any interested observers I’m doing fine. Paschale Solemnitatis was written up in May. Dives in Misericordiae was finished up this past … Continue reading

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On Trans

dotCommonweal has a new writer for the blog. Two great essays from Rand Richards Cooper this week, including one today titled, “Trans America.” In 1969, I was a fairly sheltered and over-protected kid. My parents had various magazine subscriptions, though, … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 9b: An Exceptional Mercy

St John Paul’s devotion to and love for the Blessed Mother comes through strongly in section 9. This is the second of six posts, if you are counting. First, a nod to the Immaculate Conception leading into a linking of … Continue reading

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Continuous Discernment

Our graduation and achievement driven culture might find this concept difficult and alien: continuous discernment. What does that mean? Elizabeth Reardon has a fine post at the Ignatian Spirituality site. Her conclusion resonated with me: I respond to God’s calling … Continue reading

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Double Worlds

Pluto may be demoted from planethood, but I still call it a world. Its major moon Charon is large enough to tug significantly on the pinkish body. Technically, both Pluto and Charon orbit an empty space some miles above the … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 24: Warming Aggravates

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Speaking of warming, and its aggravating effects … 24. Warming has effects on the carbon cycle. It creates a vicious circle which aggravates the situation even more, affecting … Continue reading

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