Daily Archives: 16 July 2015

The Star and Compassion

Do any of you readers know Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Star”? A Jesuit priest is troubled by the discovery that the Star of Bethlehem was a supernova that destroyed a civilization. He asks his God: … there were so … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 10b: A Privileged Generation

St John Paul lists the positives of the modern age. To be honest, there are many: The present generation knows that it is in a privileged position: progress provides it with countless possibilities that only a few decades ago were … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 31: Consequences of Water Scarcity

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Water scarcity may well worsen in this century: 31. Greater scarcity of water will lead to an increase in the cost of food and the various products which … Continue reading

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