Category: scripture

  • Pope Francis on Universal Values and Dialogue — Millennial

    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 […] […]

  • Center for Christogenesis Third Annual

    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 […]

  • The Hank Center Panel Discussion

    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 […]

  • Are People of Religion Social Engineers?

    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 […]

  • The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution by Julie Peller Ph.D

    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 […]

  • Green Junction” wonderful examples of living in harmony with nature” by Julie Petter Ph.D

    Green Junction We are living in a time where society constantly encourages us to buy stuff.  Commercials on television and online ads bombard us with images that entice us to purchase all kinds of goods, from home improvement items to clothing to toys and gadgets.  As a result, giving up non-essential purchases is not an […]

  • Reflections on the times of our lives

    A friend and colleague from my former life in technology and I were talking yesterday afternoon and discussing some of the models on the virus, the real question is, what do people think is going to happen after their two weeks or three-week shut-in ends? This virus is not going away till we have a […]

  • We become what we breathe? by Julie Peller PhD

    The type of air pollution that is most often associated directly with human health ailments such as respiratory illnesses and heart disease is called particulate matter pollution, often abbreviated PM.  Since air-borne particulates exist in a wide spectrum of sizes, PM is classified accordingly.  The particulate matter known as PM2.5 includes solid and liquid particles […]

  • Is it time to revisit “Mater Et Magistra”?

    Pope John XXIII wrote an encyclical in 1961, and he believed at the time there was a need to continue the tradition of Rerum Novarum (1891) and Quadragesimo Anno (1931).  In the ’60s, the world had changed considerably when you compare it the 1891 and even 1931, both politically and economically. When 1961 came around […]

  • For Great Lakes communities, there are a few clear links of climate change to everyday life: drinking water, fishing, and recreation. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D.

    An informative report sponsored by the Environmental Policy and Law and Center summarizes the impacts and concerns of climate change on the Great Lakes and surrounding regions. A team of experts on climate change compiled “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes.”  Part of their conclusions states “Scientific analyses clearly […]