Monthly Archives: October 2013

Where we find love there we find God

“God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to … Continue reading

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You’re a real character

The house lights go down, the audience hushes, the curtains rise – and you are on stage. An unfamiliar experience if you are not a thespian? By no means, if Erving Goffman got it right. Shakespeare told us that one … Continue reading

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Reformation or deformation?

If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God. … Continue reading

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Eclipsed by Darwin

In reading about evolution in terms of the survival of the fittest, the first name that comes to mind is Charles Darwin. Who has second place? Without question that honour goes to Alfred Russel Wallace. He, you may recall, was … Continue reading

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The poor we have always

Many of you will have read the lengthy interview which Pope Francis gave to the Jesuit periodicals. Or you may have seen the substantial reports in the Catholic Herald and the Tablet. I have no intention of repeating these here … Continue reading

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