Category Archives: Faith Reflections

We are displaced people; we wonder what is next. Iraq’s Christians

by Sr. Maria Hanna, OP (in Iraq)  /  Aug. 5, 2015 As we approach the first anniversary of our displacement, we look back and recall the past 12 months. We undertake this recollection to call to mind what the Lord … Continue reading

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The Missing Century, Revisited

Originally at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2015/08/the-missing-century-revisited/ by  Philip Jenkins My last post was a near-despairing attempt to locate a spiritual and/or political crisis that might have produced the amazing story told in Deutero-Zechariah, chapters 9 through 14 of that text. (See earlier posts for … Continue reading

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Does God exist?

Fantastic three part series on demonstrating God’s existence, by Fr Rovert Spitzer: http://www.strangenotions.com/introducing-bernard-lonergans-philosophical-proof-for-god/ http://www.strangenotions.com/the-one-cause-behind-everything-else-in-reality/ http://www.strangenotions.com/why-the-ultimate-cause-of-everything-in-existence-must-be-god/

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On a tragic anniversary for Iraqi Christians

Origonally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/08/06/on-a-tragic-anniversary-for-iraqi-christians-thoughts-on-why-it-matters/ by John Allen On the Catholic liturgical calendar, Aug. 6 is the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, recalling a Biblical scene when Christ became radiant with glorious light on a mountaintop alongside the Old Testament prophets Moses … Continue reading

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The Escriva Option: An Alternative to St. Benedict

Originally at: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/the-escriva-option by Austin Ruse Nostalgia lurks always in the near corners of the human imagination. It often takes very little to bring it to life; a sunny day, the wind blowing the grass, a taste of food, a smell, … Continue reading

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India showcases the maddening complexity of religious persecution

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/07/25/india-showcases-the-maddening-complexity-of-religious-persecution/ by John Allen MUMBAI, India — I spent much of this week among some of the most victimized Christians on the planet: members of India’s tribal underclass. A colleague and I met some in Mumbai and others in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Homily for the Assumption, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters! At the end of its Constitution on the Church, the Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary Most Holy. Let me just recall the words referring to the mystery we celebrate today: … Continue reading

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