Daily Archives: 14 July 2015


I have my doubts about Fr Robert Imbelli’s doubts on the America editorial reacting to same-sex unions being drawn under the umbrella of civil marriage in the US. To begin with, I’m in something of a protected state with regard … Continue reading

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By Pluto

The New Horizons probe has signaled it has “survived” its flyby of Pluto. One concern was that the probe might have hit a yet-to-be-discovered ring some thousands of miles above the surface. During the hours of close proximity to Pluto … Continue reading

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Temptation, Call, Love

Eric Immel has a nice post on temptation and the call to love here. It may seem that persons with spouse, children, house, and Oldsmobile have that progression all figured out. But behind the veneer of happy dinner gatherings, and … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 9f: Mary’s Continuing Mission

Concluding his examination on the “Mother of Mercy,” St John Paul cites the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: “The motherhood of Mary in the order of grace,” as the Second Vatican Council explains, “lasts without interruption from the consent which … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 29: Water Quality

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. For the world’s poor, it’s not just a matter of a water supply, but one which provides potable drink, free of diseases: 29. One particularly serious problem is … Continue reading

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