Daily Archives: 1 August 2015

Mt Rainier

Wednesday afternoon as I pulled out of the fuel station and onto I-90 out of Moses Lake, Washington, I thought I caught a glimpse of something cream-colored on the horizon. Not just one cloud in a cloudless sky–no indeed! It … Continue reading

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Open Thread on Proof-Texting

Max seems skeptical of the term proof-texting. Merriam-Webster online gives a basic definition: a Scriptural passage adduced as proof for a theological doctrine, belief, or principle. I assumed an anti-religionist would be distrustful of a Christian site’s definition, but I … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 13de: An Infinite Mercy

Was mercy an inevitable part of the Incarnation? It is precisely because sin exists in the world, which “God so loved…that he gave his only Son,”(Jn. 3:16) that God, who “is love,”(1 Jn. 4:8) cannot reveal Himself otherwise than as … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 48: Global Inequality

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Section V looks at “Global Inequality.” 48. The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to causes related … Continue reading

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