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Polygenism is Problematic – A Catholic Caution on another Aspect of Evolutionary Theory

October 23, 2013 127 Comments
Polygenism is Problematic – A Catholic Caution on another Aspect of Evolutionary Theory

In the blog last week, we discussed the Genesis account, evolutionary theory and how these can be reconciled with Catholic thought and teaching. At one level, the genre for the Genesis accounts must be taken into consideration wherein figurative language is sometimes used to confer the sacred truths that God alone created everything out of […]

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Order! Order! A Meditation on how the mystery of order proclaims the glory of God

October 22, 2013 12 Comments
Order! Order! A Meditation on how the mystery of order proclaims the glory of God

One of the things that most amazes me about the universe is its order. And its order is even more striking for its context of another widespread force: disorder, the tendency of things to fall apart. Let me explain. When we look at things we can observe that, left to themselves, things tend to fall […]

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Should a Catholic Accept Evolutionary Theory Without Qualifications?

October 10, 2013 85 Comments
Should a Catholic Accept Evolutionary Theory Without Qualifications?

The Genesis accounts of creation provide a rich field for controversy and discussion. I have posted before focusing on the question of the genre of the Genesis texts. In this post I would like to ponder another point for discussion: The theory of evolution’s relationship to the Genesis text. I have also discussed elsewhere the  question […]

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On the Relationship Between Light, Time and the Mystery of God

July 10, 2013 32 Comments
On the Relationship Between Light, Time and the Mystery of God

I was meditating on time today, perhaps because it is my 52nd birthday. But also on account of some new mysteries I have learned about the light of the Sun that reaches this earth. I have long known that to look up in the night sky is to look far into the past. Looking up […]

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If you think You’re in a hurry, you have no idea how fast you’re really getting there

May 24, 2012 0 Comments

Feeling a little Rushed Lately? – Well,  you might be surprised at how fast you’re actually moving, even when you’re “Standing still.” The earth at this latitude of Washington DC is spinning at about 750 Miles an hour. [1] But the spinning earth is also rotating around the Sun at approximately 67,000 miles an hour. […]

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Thoughts on Science and Faith From an Unexpected Source

February 12, 2012 10 Comments

Generally, when I think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I presume that I will be seeking answers or insights into racial justice, and significant issues of poverty and the social Gospel. Yet recently, I came across some quotes which cast light on the relationship of science and faith, another critical issue in our time. […]

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Forever Singing as they Shine, the Hand that Made Us is Divine: A Consideration on the Hymn of Creation

February 2, 2012 19 Comments

A certain number of comments that come over the transom here at the blog never see the light of day. Perhaps they are unnecessarily hateful, contain profanities, or are personal attacks on other commenters, clergy or other public figures. One such comment came recently which I did not post for just about all the reasons […]

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The Mystery of Time

January 1, 2012 0 Comments

Time, what could be more clear? What time is it? 10:00 pm! Next question. We think at times that nothing could be simpler than time. But time has mysteries about it. Every New Year I ponder the mystery of time, I guess because time is so much on our mind. And as I ponder time, […]

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