Movies, Pop Culture

Jesus Falls from a Bridge

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During these days I've had several opportunities to watch Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." I kept wondering where he got the idea that the temple soldiers hit Jesus so hard that this latter fell down from a ...
Magisterium, Scriptures

Waiting for the Message of the Synod

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Next Friday, it is hoped that the Message of the Synod will be made known. While we await the final document, Zenit and ScriptureSynod continue to publish updates on the ongoing providing us with the Inside Stuff as it were ...
Vocation

Being a Priest

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One who calls himself arnold89  read my articles about the priesthood and asked me about the way I spend my day.  The question reminded me of a small book written by Leo Trese in which the author described his day ...
Fathers of the Church

On the Parable of the Two Sons

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For the parable of the two sons, we have two selections: one from the biblical scholar Jerome and another from St. Fulgentius of Ruspe.
Augustiniana, Theology

Minister of Word and Sacraments

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The priest, Augustine writes is "minister of the Word and the sacraments." The definition appears in two letters writtent on two different occassions. The first time the definition appears is in a letter he wrote to his bishop, ...
Catechism

The Story of Zacchaeus in the Catechism

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The story of Zacchaeus is referred to in four places in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Understandably, it gets a mention under the discussion on restitution of stolen goods (CCC 2412). Note however that in Zacchaeus, we ...
Blogging

Mystical Geekery from August to December 2011

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Mystical Geekery from August to December 2011
Here is an index of the articles I posted from the second half of August until now. I didn't post anything in November. The list of articles from January to the first half of August is found here. December A ...
Scriptures

A Pastoral Reflection on Micah 6:8

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Who would ever thought that a parish formation program can be derived from a short passage from Micah?  Here is a reflection on Mic. 6:8 shared to me by email by Mr. Eli Lademora, one of the trainers of Scripture ...
Augustiniana

Commentary on JP II’s Prayer to St. Augustine

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The following is part of a homily delivered on the occassion of the feast of St. Augustine.  The prayer that is commented upon here is found at this blog.
Fathers of the Church

The Hours of the Divine Call

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The Hours of the Divine Call
Matthew 20:1-16 has different applications. Pope St. Gregory the Great gives us two possible applications, the first regards salvation history itself and second, more psychological, the ages of a human being. Thus, on the one hand, one can think of ...
Scriptures

Lord, Come and See

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John's eleventh chapter is about the story of Lazarus.  It is last of the signs that Jesus performs in the section of John's gospel which bible scholars call "The Book of Signs."  I have discussed elsewhere three levels of meaning ...
Software

Research with Biblioscape

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Just after writing the article on note-taking, I found a software application that can help one take, organize and process notes with a computer. I have discussed some information managers in this website but not one of these come close ...
Spirituality

The Journey of the Mind to God

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Bonaventure's Journey of the Mind to God concludes with the chapter on the rest of the mind.  Such a "rest" is not the rest that results from the mind's reaching a conclusion.  The rest involved is the tranquility that is ...

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