Daily Archives: 25 August 2015

Human Spaceflight, 1950

Fascinating story on how Britain might have launched a space explorer ten years before Alan Shepard arced over the western Atlantic. Postwar UK had a lot of other things to deal with. If my recollection of history is right, I … Continue reading

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Where Is The Gift?

Father Robert Barron released an essay this morning on Stephen Colbert, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Cardinal Newman. The point is how we address misfortune, punishment, or however we prefer to term the obstacles in life. In the original interview Fr Barron … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 12-13: The Virtue of Silence

Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano had some great thoughts on silence. Let’s read, including words of caution for liturgy on his native continent: “Silence is not a virtue, noise is not a sin, it is true,” … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 72: Psalms

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope Francis cites two psalms: 72. The Psalms frequently exhort us to praise God the Creator, “who spread out the earth on the waters, for his steadfast love … Continue reading

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