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Adventure in the Flood

The John Paul II Adventure Institute lived up to its name last week, full of adventure and faith. The Institute, inspired in its teachings by the Sodalit spirituality and the theology of reconciliation promoted by Creatio, was holding environmental education programs for almost 50 students near Estes Park when the Colorado floods began. The rest […]

Nature, not Naturalism

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7n9BUnr1as&feature=player_embedded] In a previous post I have talked about the philosophical tendency towards naturalism. “From the Stoics through the Latins like Lucretius and Cicero there was a strong Naturalistic tendency in Western thought. Augustine, using Plato, rescues the centrality of God and resist this naturalism, while Boethius nails naturalism’s coffin and puts ‘nature in its place’.”  In a recent […]

Contemporary Watermelon

This is  an opinion piece and guest post by Tom Collingwood. Thanks Tom: Former “Green jobs Czar” under President Obama, Van Jones is now calling for environmental laws that would give mother nature the same status as human beings. While at first blush this appears as a silly agenda, upon reflection there is a more […]

Peace, Love and Nature… a different take

Here is a different angle to the relationship to the iconic “Peace and Love” of the 60’s, and the philo-environmentalism associated to it. Fr. Cantalamessa, the Pope’s preacher. His talk is called “God is Love” delivered in his Lenten Homily series. We heard Cantalamessa before on creation and the spiritual life during Advent. The key […]

“The Architect of God”

“Gaudí inspired his architecture on nature. He looked at the perfection of nature, which contained, order, harmony and symmetry, but which wasn’t quite perfect, but let room for creativity, as if it was a little off. This is what Gaudí sought to imitate in his architecture, the Creation of God.” This is is the gist […]

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