I am what many call an “active retiree‘. I retired from a career job but not from being active in the world and helping it become better. I do virtual book clubs along with public speaking, and the book clubs are more like discussion groups virtually via “Zoom”—all as a labor of love to encourage […]Read more "Reading just may haunt us."
Ecosystem services is a term used to describe the ways nature provides materials and functions for the essence of life. The food we eat, the oxygen we breathe, the medicines we take, and so much more are only possible by the services provided via resources of the earth. Trees are an example of nature’s offerings. […]Read more "Green Junction: What Do Trees Do For Us? By Julie Peller Ph.D"
“It is difficult to love God with one’s whole soul, heart, mind, and strength and not do it in the state of life and environment where God has placed us.” ~ Louis J Putz CSC Putz was famous for saying “You Are Church!” his drive to have all members understand we are equal and we […]Read more "“You Are Church”"
We are all historians to some degree. Arnold Toynbee wrote in his last book this statement: “Within the last two centuries, Man has increased his material power to a degree at which he has become a menace to the biosphere’s survival, but he has not increased his spiritual potentiality; the gap between this and his […]Read more "What is Religion?"
“The Christian is reminded in Liturgy that the second coming of Christ is the great event which the whole history of humankind is bent. That event should not be expected with foreboding but with intense longing. It is the day of the Lord ~it is Ressurection!” Louis J. Putz CSC And as Teilhard said, “Yet […]Read more "And all this is made possible by the Incarnation! Thoughts for Advent."
Highlights from Pope Francis in chapter 6 of Fratelli Tutti: Approaching, speaking, listening, looking at, coming to know and understand one another, and to find common ground: all these things are summed up in the one word “dialogue”. If we want to encounter and help one another, we have to dialogue. (198) We need constantly […] […]Read more "Pope Francis on Universal Values and Dialogue — Millennial"
December 4 – 8, 2020 “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I would like to take this opportunity to introduce all my followers to the third annual conference presented by the Center for Christogenesis. Join others of like mind and soul […]Read more "Center for Christogenesis Third Annual"
I am a big fan of the work of the Hank Center at Loyola University in Chicago. Many of the themes we all discuss on this site address issues we see in the encyclicals of Pope Francis and his homilies and other writings including speeches.Yesterday the Hank Center had a panel discussion(short intro below) discussing […]Read more "The Hank Center Panel Discussion"
As we live in a world of change, we need to reflect on the two significant changes humans have experienced: The Agricultural revolution and the Industrial Revolution, to see how the “technology” of each era shaped and molded their thinking and actions. We should not forget the “technology” of the Agricultural and Industrial ages shaped […]Read more "Are People of Religion Social Engineers?"
Green Junction The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution, which is an extensive, global environmental and public health problem. Each will also offer a college student’s view through poetry, as we need to understand the concerns of the younger generation. My colleagues and I have written and instituted a lab experiment […]Read more "The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution by Julie Peller Ph.D"