Daily Archives: 7 August 2015


The Astronomy Picture of the Day site is a daily visit for me. It’s one of the few non-blogs on the sidebar down there to the right. I love today’s image¬†of the moon passing between Earth and the Deep Space … Continue reading

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EPL 2015-16

Looking forward to a new season of¬†English football. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the tech guy from the cable/internet company out till tomorrow afternoon. So all the EPL players will be tucked in their beds by the time I catch up … Continue reading

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Open Thread: Distinguishing Fact and Truth

Max wondered about the distinction I attempted to make between fact and truth. His suggested context is religion. But I think the distinction exists in other aspects of human life. I’ll offer commentary on astronomy, a subject dear to me, … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 14d: Mercy’s Fundamental Link To Justice

A reminder that we are talking about God’s mercy, not a human standard: Thus, the way which Christ showed to us in the Sermon on the Mount with the beatitude regarding those who are merciful is much richer than what … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 54: International Weakness

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope Francis criticizes the inability of nations to come together for more than meetings: 54. It is remarkable how weak international political responses have been. The failure of … Continue reading

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