Scriptures

National Bible Week 2007

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Today we begin our celebration of National Bible Week. National Bible Weeks began to be celebrated in the second half of the 1980s in the Philippines following a Synod on the Bible. There is some truth in the ...
Church in the World

As the Father Has Sent Me, So Now I Send You

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"As the Father has sent me, so now I send you..."  These are the words by which according to John, the Lord commissioned the apostles to proclaim the good news of his victory over sin and death.  These words were ...
Magisterium

Pope Benedict’s Introduction to “Deus Caritas Est”

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Below is a translation I made for the introduction to "Deus Caritas Est" which Pope Benedict XVI wrote for Famiglia Christiana: I am happy that "Famiglia Cristiana" sends to your home the text of my encyclical and gives me the possibility ...
Scriptures

Interiority, Memory and Return

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There is hardly anything to add to what we know about the parable of the prodigal son, I guess. The parable and its immediate context appears a number of times in the mass lectionary.. Apart ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Light of the World

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How does one reconcile a passage like Jesus saying "I am the light of the world" (Jn. 8:12) and "Ye are the light of the world" (Mt. 5:14)?. Augustine in his De doctrina christiana III, mentions a rule ...
Vocation

How To Become a Priest II

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In a previous article, it was stressed that the priesthood is not a career or a profession like teaching or nursing that one chooses and enters into. It is a vocation, a state of life with particular duties and ...
Augustiniana

Ten Augustinian Values

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The article called "Ten Augustinian Values" hosted at
Scriptures

Of Gnostic Gospels and the Apocrypha

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Looks like the timing of National Geographic was really on the dot. Just as the Catholic Church and mainline Christian churches are beginning the celebration of the Holy Week, they decide to publish the Lost Gospel of Judas. ...
Augustinians

Continuing Our Journey: The OSA Intermediate Chapter

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A few days ago (September 30, 2010), delegates to the Augustinian Order's Intermediate Chapter (2010) celebrated the closing Mass for the event. The Intermediate Chapter is a "Chapter" that is celebrated between two General Chapters. A "General Chapter" ...
Augustiniana

Augustine in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Here is an entry on Augustine in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a part of which states:
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Software

Advanced Diary: Why not make it a Bible Diary?

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Advanced Diary:  Why not make it a Bible Diary?
What does a diary software application normally offer? A calendar that is linked to dated entries. Sometimes, a diary software is so advanced that the text editor creates pages in Rich Text with the capacity to format text ...
Movies, Pop Culture

Retelling the Gospel: The Greatest Story Every Told

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In a previous blog, I have shown how a scene in the TV movie "Jesus of Nazareth" rewrites the gospel of Luke and provides us with an interpretation of the some themes found in the same gospel. In the ...

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