A Little (Astonishing) Perspective as an Antidote to Dread

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 The world, it seems hard to deny, is on an express handbasket to hell. For Catholics, as for other people of faith, the challenge is how to find and proclaim the Good News in the horrific headlines. How to find and praise God in the horror. How to live the Spirit's gift of wonder and awe when all around us are losing heads, literally and figuratively, and blaming it on somebody's idea of religion.I don't have answers to those challenges. What I do have is a moment or two of … [Read more...]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Voyager Has Left the Building!

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NASA imageMaybe because I grew up being awakened before dawn to watch Gemini and Apollo launches with my space-bedazzled father, maybe because I'm Catholic and therefore understand that science and theology are just two different languages for the same wonder, but this story just makes my heart soar. Today the Voyager spacecraft---and with it, our earthbound eyes---left our galaxy and ventured into the depths of interstellar space.Though no man has gone there before, Voyager didn't … [Read more...]


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