Synchronicity, my first love before I even knew its name
Synchronicity reveals the meaningful connection between the subjective and objective world.” ~ Carl Jung Over the years, I have realized synchronicity is much like love in a marriage. You either grow in love over time, or you grow out of love over time, and much depends on your awareness of what matters most in life. Quantum…
A new monastic form of living evolving?
What I don’t think most people fully realize about Monasticism, especially when we look at people like Anthony the Great ( 251 – 356), Mar Awgin, a Syrian monk, introduced the monastic rule in Mesopotamia, Basil of Caesarea (c. 330-379) and his sister, Macrina and then with Benedict of Nursia, the rise of monastic living was a revolt against the…
Green Junction: Hydraulic Fracturing by Julie Peller, Ph.D.
Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, is an advanced technological process for mining natural gas and oil from the depths of the earth, typically 1000 to 4000 feet. The process requires huge amounts of fresh water, 1.5 million to 16 million gallons per well, that are mixed with chemicals to pressurize the wells and…
Green Junction: Train Wrecks! by Julie Peller, Ph.D.
The recent train derailment and explosion in Ohio that released toxic chemicals was newsworthy given the magnitude of the crash, toxic releases and affected area. Our chosen way of life is dependent on all types of industrial chemicals and processes, and chemical spills and releases are common. Another fact is that these unhealthy contaminant discharges…
See-Judge-Act: Following the Call
The lesson learned from Louis J Putz CSC is to think about the method of See-Judge-Act as a methodology. Let the technique and experience of following the Call, living the Sermon on the Mount in our lives and society, enter into our movements, daily lives, and organizations that we create to help bring about the reign of…
The global problem of resistant organisms
Green Junction Some of my most vivid memories of my early graduate school years were discussions about the difficulties in drug development for new antibiotics. A well-respected chemistry professor who worked on the synthesis of new compounds capable of fighting pathogenic bacteria, the bacteria that cause disease, spoke soberly about antibiotic resistance. From his presentations…
An interesting read
An interesting read; some say proactive, others say spot on, and some shake their heads. In all cases, David Bentley Hart provides food for thought, and think about the relationship of the gospel to social teachings in our modern world. PLOUGH.COM What Lies Beyond Capitalism? David Bentley Hart argues that capitalism can’t be reconciled with
Green Junction: Early Spring.
by Julie Peller, Ph.D. You are at the Green Junction: Early spring is the time of the year when it is easy to see humanity’s enormous, modern day waste problem, particularly along the roads. Our lifestyles generate, on average, 5 pounds of waste every day for every person in the US, and most people do…
Does Bruno whisper to Francis?
You know, in 1049, Bruno (I think he should have kept that name as pope) was enthroned as pope, taking the name Leo IX. Among his first acts was to counter threats from antipope Benedict IX. It seems like nothing has changed since then, and what he works on is to improve the papal finances,…