Knowledge Better Than Confusion

The need for sound knowledge of the faith, and how Blessed Newman is a good guide When we are faced with with disappointments and setbacks, questions with no answers, pain that seems to have no meaning, with the truly inexplicable … what then? The search for answers to the unanswerable, for meaning in our lives, […]

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The Expanding Universe

In the Catholic worldview there is simply no room for conflict between faith and science, between belief and reason. In fact, the very proposition that  “faith is in conflict with science” makes about as much sense as saying that “gardening is in conflict with lunch”. Different, yet complementary domains with a common goal – no […]

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In Memory of Teresa Isabel

On July 5, 2018 our youngest daughter, Teresa Isabel, was unexpectedly called beyond the veil. Wife, young mother, daughter, sister and more. Here it is almost a month later, and I am still not quite ready to share public, written words. Those will come in time, but for now our son Gabe has graciously given permission to repost the brief eulogy he delivered at the Mass of Christian Burial for his sister.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.

Deo gratias.

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Easter and the Supernatural

Easter … for most any Christian Easter is a central event of the faith. Indeed as a Catholic goes deeper, we often begin to appreciate that most sublime yet shortest of the seasons, the Triduum – the three days – Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Full of meaning, replete with echoes of Heaven, showing the way for our lives, all centering around the death and … Resurrection … of Jesus the Christ, the Messiah, our Lord.

Yet for those who are skeptics, who have either never shared any Christian faith, or who have drifted – or even ran – away, Easter is little more than overstuffed bellies, candy drenched bunnies and magical thinking … for these friends and family, could the whole mythos of Easter ever be anything more?

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Seriously Cool Space Dev

For some time I’ve been fascinated by the progress that the folks at SpaceX have made in developing a genuine, modern approach to basic space flight.

But I think it’s time to just stand back and acknowledge the blindingly obvious … these men and women are in the midst of accomplishing something truly special. They are building a new capability to launch stuff into space, and probably even get it back again in one piece.

They’re not alone, but they are ahead.

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