Posts from October 2017

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Seeing God through the Fog of Physics

by Tom Andel

Jeremy England is an MIT physics professor in real life and plays one in Dan Brown’s newest novel, Origin. Brown, famous for the Vatican-vexing Da Vinci Code, is now rattling cages on the secular side. He created a Dr. England with whom even Dr. England can’t agree. England took his fictional double to task in […]

A Bridge Out of this World

by Tom Andel

We tend to attend more and more funerals as we get older. The bright spot is that our advancing wisdom helps us appreciate good eulogies—those that truly capture the honoree’s character. I experienced one of those a couple weeks ago at the vespers service for Father Douglas Makowski. Father Doug devoted a few years assisting […]

What are we full of?

by Tom Andel

The “Hail Mary” prayer is said millions of times a day, once at a time and in decades of rosaries. It begins, “Hail Mary, full of grace…”  We say this so quickly and so often we tend to forget the significance of the word “grace.” In Catholic tradition it means the favor of God. But—especially […]

It’s personal, not business, with God the Father

by Tom Andel

There’s a scene in “The Godfather” where an injured Michael Corleone plots the execution of the police captain who broke his jaw. Michael’s big brother Sonny—the next in line to head the family’s crime dynasty—chides this “college boy” for taking the incident so personally. Michael responds, “It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.” Michael’s hatred […]