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The Johannine Comma
“I noticed a query here on the Johanine Comma which I find it difficult not ...”
Dives and Lazarus
“The parable of Dives and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 has been used especially as an ...”
Contraception and Humanae Vitae
“Last July 25, the Catholic Church in the Philippines celebrated the 40th Year of Humanae ...”
Ongoing Conversion
“Ecclesia semper reformanda.  The Church needs always to be reformed.  This is in fact one ...”
Oratio Imperata for Deliverance from Calamities
“ Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation ...”
Luke 18:9-14 in the Catechism
“Catechism References to Luke 18:9-14Luke 18:9-14 2559, 2613 Luke 18:    9 588 Luke ...”
Call for Lay Participation in Honest Elections
“The CBCP has issued a pastoral statement entitled Lay Participation in Politics and Peace.  The ...”
More Updates on the Diego de Herrera Case
“This should have been a follow-up article on the Diego de Herrera Case that I ...”
Some More Materials for Apologetics
“In the blog post “In Defense of the Trinity and the Council of Nicea” I ...”
A Small Tract that I almost Lost
“When I was still at the Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod (2002 or 2003?) I wrote a ...”
Sacramentum Caritatis
“Pope Benedict XVI's post synodal exhortation on the Eucharist is now available in PDF and ...”
Pinoy Catholic, Now Born Again
“I was lurking in a Filipino-in-Australia Community Forum  when I found its Spirituality section.  Under ...”
Christ In You The Hope of Glory (Col. 1,27)
“ This is the official theme song of the Eucharistic Congress 2016 to be held in ...”
Pope Benedict's Introduction to "Deus Caritas Est"
“Below is a translation I made for the introduction to "Deus Caritas Est" which Pope ...”
Ministry to Fathers
“I have completed two sessions with some of the fathers in a subdivision that is covered by ...”
Augustine on the Canaanite Woman
“I have been looking for Augustine's sermon on the Canaanite woman so as to get ...”
And Jerusalem will be Trampled Underfoot ...
“...and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles ...”
Luke 18:1-8 in the Catechism
“Looking for possible homily themes on the Parable of the Widow and the Judge? ...”
Ephphata
“Isaiah 35:4-7a is a prophetic oracle about the Peace that God will give to Israel ...”
To Seek and Save What Was Lost
“Luke 19:1-10 may as well be one of those personal testimonies that found their way ...”
Jesus Falls from a Bridge
“During these days I've had several opportunities to watch Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the ...”
Waiting for the Message of the Synod
“Next Friday, it is hoped that the Message of the Synod will be made known. ...”
Minister of Word and Sacraments
“The priest, Augustine writes is "minister of the Word and the sacraments." The definition ...”
A Pastoral Reflection on Micah 6:8
“Who would ever thought that a parish formation program can be derived from a short ...”
Commentary on JP II's Prayer to St. Augustine
“The following is part of a homily delivered on the occassion of the feast of ...”
Lord, Come and See
“John's eleventh chapter is about the story of Lazarus.  It is last of the signs ...”
The Journey of the Mind to God
“Bonaventure's Journey of the Mind to God concludes with the chapter on the rest of ...”
The Total Christ
“The doctrine of the Totus Christus should be recovered -- this was what Tarcisius van ...”
The Groaning of Creation and the Parables of the Kingdom
“It is providential that today's Gospel reading on the Parables of the Kingdom (Luke 13:18-21) ...”
The Life of St. Augustine in a TV Series
“In 2009, Lux Vide Productions came up with a TV Mini-Series about the Life of ...”
Pope Benedict at the Tomb of St. Augustine
“Zenit has published the English translation of Pope Benedict XVI's homily during a visit at ...”
PREX Opens the Door to the Social Doctrines of the Church
“The National Association of PREX Secretariats is holding its 11th National Convention in General Santos ...”
Martha and Mary: Officium Caritatis and Otium Sanctum
“Martha and Mary are mentioned elsewhere in the Scriptures as the sisters of Lazarus, the ...”
Caritas in Veritate
“Pope Benedict XVI’s third encyclical is now available.  It is called “Caritas in Veritate” and ...”
Augustine in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
“Here is an entry on Augustine in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a part of ...”
Charity and Conscience on the RH Bill Debate
“This is the Pastoral Statement of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, Archbishop of Lingayen- Dagupan, on ...”
Behold How Good and How Pleasant
“When we were updating our document for Vocation Promotion, we were reminded that we should ...”
Each One is Tempted ... by his Own Wrong Desire
“In Jm. 1:13-18 we find a reminder about the source of "temptation." In 1:2-4, ...”
Fraternal Correction, True Love and Prayer
“For the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Gospel reading is on Matthew 18:15-20. The ...”
National Bible Week 2007
“Today we begin our celebration of National Bible Week. National Bible Weeks began to ...”
The Iglesya ni Cristo
“Here is an interesting description of the Iglesya Ni Cristo: Iglesia ni Cristo is ...”
Who Wants To Know Augustine II?
“A reaction to my blog caught my attention just recently, and I think it should ...”
Cartoons and the Bible
“Cartoons can be a great way to bring across the message of the Scriptures. This ...”
I Do Not Do the Good that I Want
“For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold ...”
Clarification on the Teaching about the Church
“Zenit has published the English translation of the document "Clarification on the Doctrine of the ...”
A Problem of Thinking
“Christian formation in the parish these days cannot be limited to just waiting for the ...”
As the Father Has Sent Me, So Now I Send You
“"As the Father has sent me, so now I send you..."  These are the words ...”
The Way of the Poor Christ and the Gospel of Well-Being
“The day’s gospel reading from Mark is about Jesus' question "Who do you say that I ...”
The Feeding of the Multitudes
“Let’s have a taste of the Fathers.  I have written about the Feeding of the ...”
Who Wants To Know About Augustine of Hippo?
“During our local chapter it was decided that we would have our own special celebration ...”
Difensores Fidei and The Way
“A guestbook entry in On The Field caught my attention. It was from a ...”
My Interest in the BEC
“My interest in Basic Ecclesial Communities started when I did research on Latin America's Liberation ...”
James' Program for Communion
“In James 4:1-10, we find a leader of a christian community telling its divided members ...”
Continuing Our Journey: The OSA Intermediate Chapter
“A few days ago (September 30, 2010), delegates to the Augustinian Order's Intermediate Chapter (2010) ...”
First Draft of the Synod's Message
“The first draft of the Synodal Message on the Word of God has been presented. ...”
The Santo Niño and the Total Christ
“With the feast of the Sto. Niño coming up, let me offer some thoughts on ...”
In Defense of the Trinity and the Council of Nicea
“In the process of recovering my old blogs, I found three that during their time ...”
How To Become a Priest II
“In a previous article, it was stressed that the priesthood is not a career or ...”
Augustinian Vocations Promotion
“I saw the following Augustinian Vocation Promotions video made by the Province of Colombia and ...”
Something Solid on Which to Stand
“As I was writing about Psalm 118:22 about the stone rejected by the builders but ...”
Peter's Chair
“St. Peter the Apostle is remembered as the apostle upon whom the Lord gave the ...”
Augustine and Prayer
“This morning I gave a lecture on Augustine's idea of prayer at the CSA-BiƱan as ...”
Our Father's Plan
“Remember Scott Hahn’s and Jeff Cavin’s hosted program at EWTN on Salvation History?  That was ...”
Corruption in the Palace
“I have just posted two articles at Res Biblica on the book of Isaiah.  The ...”
Lee Strobel's A Case for Christ
“I bought the book yesterday evening.  I just finished reading it now.  Here is a ...”
Peter Brown on the Dolbeau Sermons and Divjak Letters
“It is August once more, and for us Augustinians, the month reminds us of Augustine ...”
Greed, Envy and the Kingdom of God
“Today's gospel reading is best seen in the light of the readings from the two ...”
Bible Sharing
“The Catholic Bible Federation website has a section on the ways the Bible is shared ...”
The Case for Faith
“I am well into finishing the second book of Lee Strobel called "The Case for ...”
Meditation
“Some people sit in a lotus position and chant "OM."  Others go up a mountain ...”
Signs of a Vocation to the Priesthood or Religious Life
“"How do I know I have a vocation?" a student asked me once. He had ...”
Of Gnostic Gospels and the Apocrypha
“Looks like the timing of National Geographic was really on the dot. Just as ...”
Interpreting Scriptures with Scriptures
“The rule "interpreting Scriptures with Scriptures" was something I heard for the first time from ...”
Dealing with the Mammon of Iniquity (Luke 16:1-13)
“The parable of the Unjust Steward in Luke 16:1-13 confuses a lot of people because ...”
Karol Wojtyla as a Writer
“I love this Pope.  Apart from the fact that he was the one who inspired ...”
Issues at the Synod
“Certain issues have emerged in the Synod on the Word of God currently underway in ...”
Humanae Vitae and the Great Peirasmos
“It was I think in the year 1985 when I first heard about “Humanae Vitae”.  ...”
The Seed and Life
“The history of salvation is also the history of a seed that God nurtures through ...”
The Apostolic Exhortation "Verbum domini"
“Finally, two years after the release of the synodal message "The Word of God in ...”
Is The Lord With Us, Or Not?
“The story of the people's complaints and Moses' action were paralleled in Numbers 20:1-13. The ...”
A Spiritual Conference for a Meeting of Treasurers
“I was asked to give a spiritual conference to nuns and lay people who work ...”
Fathers Are Meant to be "Generative"
“"Fathers" are meant to exercise leadership by pointing out to others something valuable that is ...”
Romans 8:8-11: Life in the Spirit
“Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; ...”
The Mysteries of Light: Christian Life in a Nutshell
“During one of the sessions I had with the sisters in retreat at Novaliches, I ...”
How Does One "Konek Konek"? III
“The series of articles on this blog about "konek-konek" arose from a question regarding how ...”
Mary in the Writings of St. Augustine
“Mary is the perfect exemplar of the redemption carried out in Christ.  Christ has redeemed ...”
Derrida, Augustine and Dodaro
“In "Rechristianizing Augustine Postmodern-Style" , Wayne John Hankey reports about a colloquium held at the ...”
That Strange Friar
“Whom have I in the heavens but YouAnd earth has nothing I desire besides You(Psalm ...”
Homily Guides?
“Last February 11-16, we celebrated our 7th Ordinary Provincial Chapter. During one of the ...”
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The Lenten Grind
“Time passes quickly. Here at the Mother of Good Counsel Parish time passes quicker. ...”
Mar
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Prayer to Our Mother of Good Counsel (Pius XII)
“ Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in seeking and acquiring ...”
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Feb
Jan
2010
“Moving On!”
Dec
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The Mystical Geek's Top Ten (October - November 2010)
“For the period October 29 - November 29, the following articles registered as top 10 ...”
335 Articles Transferred
“Finally, I have finished transferring all the 335 posts from the Mystical Geek -- Squarespace ...”
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Reading Scriptures Intelligently
“We have begun our special modular training for the BEC Leaders of Olympia I. ...”
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With St. Monica and St. Augustine in the Household of God
“This year's novenario in honor of St. Monica and St. Augustine was difficult to compose ...”
May
Feb
02
The Priest and New Technologies
“ For the document regarding this, go here.”
2009
“Hmmm...”
Dec
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A Friar's Story
“Some time in November 1999, a peculiar conversation came up during dinner. One of ...”
Jun
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He is Seated at the Right Hand of God
“Since the Ascension God's plan has entered into its fulfillment. We are already at "the ...”
Apr
26
Our New Life in Christ
“It is a bit late now, but this post is still relevant: it does not ...”
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Milestones in a Journey
“I am reviewing my journey taken until this point in relation to the BEC Ministry. ...”
Feb
2008
“A Great Year!”
Nov
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A Symposium with the Fathers
“Let us imagine a Symposium where we invite speakers on the different Sunday gospels, but ...”
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Let Me Help You Search This Site
“Below are the articles that people have been accessing via the search engine and some ...”
Jun
May
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The Feast of Corpus Christi
“The following links may prove to be useful for anyone preaching on the solemnity of ...”
Transiturus
“With the Bull called “Transiturus”, Pope Urban IV instituted the feast of Corpus Christi.  A ...”
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Schemas for Pentecost
“Here are the schemas1 I used for the homilies I preached for Pentecost Sunday: Pentecost Overcoming ...”
Apr
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More Than Thirty Articles on Scriptures
“I was just curious as to the number of articles on Scriptures I can find ...”
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Passion Sunday
“Passion Sunday which begins the Holy Week and marks the start of what can be ...”
Feb
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This Year's Lenten Journey
“We are now on the third Sunday of Lent (Year A), and as we progress ...”
Jan
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The Latin Mass
“The motu proprio for the Latin mass is now out. I just found it ...”
Jun
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Some Thoughts on the Birth of the Baptist
“There are only three persons whose birthdays are celebrated liturgically by the Church: the ...”
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The Melchizedek-Shem Connection
“The readings for the feast of Corpus Christi include one from Genesis, about the meeting ...”
May
23
Some Thoughts on the Ascension
“There are to my mind three things that need to be highlighted whenever we celebrate ...”
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StBlogs
“StBlogs used to be an exclusive "web-parish" for Catholic bloggers. Today it is opening ...”
Mar
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Happy New Year!
“To begin the New Year, I am happy to announce that this blog has found ...”
2006
Nov
16
Working On Some Other Things
“I haven't been updating AgustinongPinoy and the Mystical Geek since I've been working on other ...”
Oct
27
I Cancelled My Typepad
“Today I cancelled my TypePad account. It contained two blogs that were quite sought. ...”
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Not Just Computers
“A friend who has been following my "career" on the web wrote to me on ...”
Aug
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Stop Murmurring
“Last Sunday's liturgical celebration has left us a message:  "This is My Beloved Son.  Listen ...”
06
Some Thoughts on the Feast of the Transfiguration
“During today's masses, I had the opportunity to talk about two aspects of the Transfiguration ...”
Jul
16
Come, Stay, Go!
“This Sunday's liturgy is about Evangelization. Pope Paul VI described "Evangelization" in the following ...”
Jun
29
Peter and Paul
“Today is the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. Both are remembered in a ...”
Learning While Doing
“One of the good things about working on the web is that one learns something ...”
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In Search of the Augustinian Online Community
“One of the projects I immediately started when I got into the web back in ...”
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In Honor of the Sacred Heart
“The Catholic Encyclopedia states this about the object of the devotion to the Sacred Heart The ...”
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Introduction to the Lectio Divina
“Members of the Catholic Women's League in our parish have asked me to give ...”
03
Invested with Power From on High
“Pentecost is a Jewish feast that recalls the giving of the gift of the Law. ...”
May
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Passion Sunday
“Just a few days more and Passion Sunday is upon us. It is also ...”
Prayer Vigils for the PREX National Convention
“The ninth PREX National Convention will be held on May 13-14 at the Colegio San ...”
Mar
16
The Tortuous Heart
“"Most tortuous is the human heart; it is exceedingly corrupt. Who can know it?" ...”
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Listen to Him
“The second week of Lent is all about listening to Christ it seems. The ...”
04
Those Emerging from the Waters are the Hope of the World
“This Sunday's liturgy (Lent I, Year B) puts the first and second readings in syntony ...”
Feb
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Combining Bible Study and Prayer
“For two Sundays now, I have been experimenting with the Bible Team Ministry of our ...”
Jan
17
10 Thoughts on my 44th
“10. Webmastering finally started to pay off. I knew more people this year via the ...”
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The Feast of the Epiphany
“The feast of the Epiphany celebrates the manifestation (epifanein epiphanein) of the Lord to the ...”
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Behold the Lamb of God
“"Behold the Lamb of God." When Andrew and another disciple listened to John making ...”
2005
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The Vindication of the Just
“Vindication. To be vindicated. These are verbs that characterize the Day of the Lord. ...”
Rejoice Always!
“If we are like watchmen waiting for the dawn, then we would be in the ...”
04
Prayers from Hearts That Wait
“Tonight we reflected on the gospel reading for this coming Sunday (Sunday III, Advent, Year ...”
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For the Immaculate Conception
“Here is a resource link for those who will preach on December 8, the Feast ...”
01
Console, Console My People
“The liturgy of the Second Sunday of Advent invites us to see in John the ...”
Nov
05
First Module Development Session Concluded
“The Bible Team Ministry of MGC Parish just concluded its first modular development session for ...”
04
Is There a Cure for Secularization?
“In several homilies during this past month, I have been referring to Secularization as a ...”
Oct
26
Passion for the Kingdom
“Willa wrote this as a comment on one of the blogs here. I am ...”
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Advanced Module for PREX
“The Advanced Formation Module for PREX is now posted at the Agustinong Pinoy Wiki for ...”
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Next Sunday's Gospel and PREX Module Proposal
“The cell group meeting for the parish's Bible Team Ministry was fine inspite of the ...”
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Rebuilding the Church via Cell Groups
“The project to create Basic Ecclesial Communities in the parish is working.  We currently have ...”
Jul
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Into Action
“OMGC's representatives at Scripture Ventures had a meeting last night where they discussed how to ...”
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Jun
Feb
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The Ministry of Blood-Relatives
“It is strange to talk about the "ministry of blood-relatives" since there isn't any.  But ...”
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Jan
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Judge Not ...
“I was shocked, confused, bewildered as I entered Heaven's door, Not by the beauty of ...”
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Blogging in the U. S.
“Below is an interchange between me and a reader of one of my blogs. Comment: ...”
05
It is I, Do Not Be Afraid (Mark 6:45-52)
“Mark 6:45-52 is perhaps one of the most magnificent passages in the Marcan gospel.  Here, ...”
04
The Criterion By Which Our Eucharistic Celebrations Are Judged
“In October of last year, John Paul II declared 2005 as the Year of the ...”
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Wisdom and the Feast of Three Kings
“This should be an entry for Bible Notes but due to the inaccessibility of the website, ...”
2004
Dec
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A Look Back at 2004
“As I stand before the threshold of 2005 I look back at the things that ...”
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Of Tsunamis and Blogs
“I was going through Technorati this morning and I found out that there is a ...”
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