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Oswald Sobrino
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Another One for the List
In the past, I have listed what I considered unique dimensions of Christianity. Here is a new addition courtesy of the recently deceased French intellectual René Girard who " said Christianity was the only religion that had examined scapegoating and sacrifi...

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Break It Down and then the Flash of Insight
John Dalton 's  A New System of Chemical Philosophy  (1808). I do not understand the physics, but I have known the method used by a recently deceased Nobel laureate physicist: "He was a master of boiling things down to the simplest possible form and then ex...

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The Pastoral Revolution
The world--especially the Western world--is in tremendous cultural turmoil where fundamental personal relationships are undergoing dizzying cultural change at tremendous speed. That is why the calling of a Synod on the family by Pope Francis was the right m...

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El Papa en Cuba y Estados Unidos


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New Faster Annulment Process Not Necessarily a Burden on Bishops
As I read the Latin in the Pope's recent revision of canon law, the shorter process for declarations of nullity is not a burden imposed on and required of bishops, as some have said or implied, but is rather a discretionary power granted to bishops to be us...

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What is Significant in Annulment Reforms
According to the cardinal involved in the process (source is America magazine): II. The most significant changes introduced by the new norm. I believe that it is interesting to outline, as rapidly as possible, the most significant changes introduced by the ...

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Revolutionary
08-09-2015 -  Year XXII - Num. 151   Summary -  Motu proprio “Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus” and “Mitis et misericors Iesus”: the Pope reforms the procedures for declaration of marriage nullity  -  Presentation of the Holy Father's Motu proprio on the reform of...

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New Kindle Book: Philosophy in Don Quixote
You can read a description of the book at the Amazon link below. The book will be available shortly for free downloading from April 1st through April 5th.   If you care to write a review, please do so. The book is a short read of about 39 pages. It is espec...

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Jean Vanier on Being Fully Human
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