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Backpacking and Faith

Today Pope Benedict XVI officially proclaimed the beggining of the year of faith with an inaugural Mass and a private note with reflections on Vatican II. During the Mass the Pope spoke about the importance of faith, in continuum with Vatican II and the teachings of the most recent Pope’s since then. IN concluding his […]

The Pope’s Environmental Question to an Astronaut

In an interesting correspondence with astronaut’s last week, of the 5 questions asked by the Pope, one pertained explicitly to the environment (question 2), and one was related (question 1), in the sense of the connection between peace and environment. For Americans, the mention of House representative Gabrielle Giffords to Space Station commander Mark Kelly […]

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