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  • Green Junction: Nanoplastics in the human body, by Julie Peller Ph.D.

    A few weeks ago, I summarized information from a study about the alarming amount of microplastics created when water is shaken in plastic baby bottles. Consumers have understood that plastics used for food and drink containers and many other items are resilient and unchanging. However, studies continue to show that some microplastics are released from […]

  • Hildegard of Bingen: A Sonnet – Malcolm Guite — Pastor Michael Moore’s Blog

    Happy Feast Day, Hildegard …sorry it took so long for the world to recognize you as a saint, but we all knew you were a saint from the time you walked this earth. Tending the tree of Life by Hildegard of Bingen The 17th of September is the feast day of Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, […]

  • A Healthy Respect – Thomas Merton

    Originally posted on Pastor Michael Moore's Blog:
    Moon setting on our morning walk on Monday Thomas Merton wrote the following to Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Senator Robert F Kennedy, the brother of President John F Kennedy. Written in December of 1961, Merton’s words are eerily relevant to us today. I’ll let Merton speak…

  • Baseball and Religion

    As a historian of religion(academically speaking, a technologist by career, and life long lover of baseball), I am fascinated by the similarities between religion and baseball and how people adjust or don’t accept change, rules, canons, and practices over time. As we all know, David Bentley Hart loves baseball, as do many theologians and historians. […]

  • — Voice of Moreau

    Start the new school year off with a reflection on what it means to be a Holy Cross Educator in an evolving Church and world. Ave Crux, Spes Unica! The Work of Resurrection – September 2022Download — Voice of Moreau

  • Green Junction: Greenwashing by Julie Peller Ph.D.

    The term greenwashing refers to communications by companies meant to convince consumers their products or services are environmentally sound when this is not the case. Greenwashing is a deceitful or embellishing marketing gimmick directed at sustainably-minded consumers who want to buy goods and services that are not harmful to the environment. One poll found that 75% of […]

  • July 21, 2022 – How is Teilhard’s Noosphere Active in Human History? — Science, Religion and Reality

    How is the noosphere contribute to human evolution?  This Week Last week we saw how Teilhard, and others recognize the influence of a ‘accumulated cultural wisdom’ on our evolution as humans. 839 more words July 21, 2022 – How is Teilhard’s Noosphere Active in Human History? — Science, Religion and Reality

  • July 14, 2022 – Recognizing Teilhard’s Noosphere in Human History — Science, Religion and Reality

    How can the noosphere be seen to play a role in human evolution? This Week Last week we introduced Teilhard’s fourth ‘level’ of human evolution in his concept of the noosphere, which acts not only as the retention of evolutionary ‘information’, but as an agency in its own right which acts to further our personal… July […]

  • personal criticism is not being subversive

    Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or anyone else. But it is […]

  • The reason for book clubs and discussion groups

    “If you are reading in order to become a better reader, you cannot read just any book or article. You will not improve as a reader if all you read are books that are well within your capacity. You must tackle books that are beyond you or, as we have said, books that are over […]