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Daily Meditations: July

Dealing with Our Passions (Part V) »

July 31st, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

In the final analysis it’s pride that causes fear. Thus the conversation with my fear could lead to humility. I could reconcile myself to my limits, to my weaknesses and mistakes. “I am allowed to make a fool of myself. I don’t have to be able to do everything.” But there are also fears that do not point to any false outlook on life, but are necessarily bound up with […]

Human Beings and the Cosmos (Part VIII): The Biblical Revelation, Foundation of Technology »

July 30th, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

The real difficulty with modern technology is not technical but spiritual; what would humankind or nature need to be like, to feel at home in this ‘wild revolution’, as Edgar Morin called it? Left to itself, technical progress becomes the tool of the rich and powerful in their struggle for profit and mastery, while the real need, that hunger for bread and for truth to which we keep referring, is […]

Keeping our Faces in a Facebook World (Part II) »

July 29th, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Father Lawrence Farley  The truth is that real communication and authentic communion with another always involves face to face encounter—that is why there is so much hugging at airports when people are physically reunited after being separated for a time.  Did those people who greet each other at the airport not keep in touch by Facebook while they were gone?  Did they not phone each other?  Did they not […]

Keeping our Faces in a Facebook World (Part I) »

July 28th, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Father Lawrence Farley We live in a Facebook world—that is, in a world characterized by the presence of what has come to be called “social media.”  Much ink has been spilled describing this revolutionary new phenomenon, some people lauding it, and some lamenting it.  But whether it is laudable or lamentable or some combination of both, it seems to be here to stay.  For good or ill, much of […]

Greatmartyr and Healer Panteleimon »

July 27th, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon was born in the city of Nicomedia into the family of the illustrious pagan Eustorgius, and he was named Pantoleon. His mother St Euboula (March 30) was a Christian. She wanted to raise her son in the Christian Faith, but she died when the future martyr was just a young child. His father sent Pantoleon to a pagan school, after which the young man […]