Monthly Archives: December 2015

Year In Review, Open

I don’t recall doing this in any previous year, but as I prepare to lighten the load on WordPress, I was looking back over 2015 on this blog. Just looking. In January, this blog plodded along in documents, mainly the Directory … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 200: Science in Support of Human Harmony

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. 200. Any technical solution which science claims to offer will be powerless to solve the serious problems of our world if humanity loses its compass, if we lose … Continue reading

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Long Exposure

A dotCommonweal essayist mentions reading an author’s entire output of novels over a year. Interesting. Earlier this year, I reviewed Antonín Dvořák’s last three symphonies a few times, listening consecutively over an evening or afternoon. Last month, I planned to spend some time … Continue reading

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Premier League Midpoint

Swansea seems to have found the shutoff valve for opposing goals these past three matches. The team’s number one problem is how to score. I trace that problem back to this time last year when they sold their striker Wilfried … Continue reading

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Christmas Lyric Changes

Deacon Greg Kandra, swept up in a re-anchorage at Aleteia, muses on those words they changed. I found the link on PrayTell, where Anthony Ruff reminds us that changing hymn texts is not new at all. The deacon’s concluding argument … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 199: Religions and Science in Dialogue

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. We complete the document’s fifth chapter with three sections that examine, “Religions in Dialogue with Science.” Note the plural, Pope Francis looks to other faiths to assist in the … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 198: Acknowledging Mistakes, Moving Forward

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Wrapping up this section on politics and the economy … 198. Politics and the economy tend to blame each other when it comes to poverty and environmental degradation. … Continue reading

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