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Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:1-8 in the Catechism

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Looking for possible homily themes on the Parable of the Widow and the Judge? The Catechism gives one a variety of possibilities. Luke 18:1-8 is referenced in some interesting paragraphs of the Catechism. Here is a run ...
Catechism, Christian Life

The Mysteries of Light: Christian Life in a Nutshell

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During one of the sessions I had with the sisters in retreat at Novaliches, I talked about the "Mysteries of the Light" as the Christian life in a nutshell.  I read the Pope's Rosarium Virginis, but there isn't enough materials ...
Catechism

The Baptism of Jesus in the Catechism

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The Baptism of Jesus in the Catechism
Matthew's account of the Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17) is cited many times in the Catechism. Liturgically the event is celebrated as one of the events of the Lord's Manifestation ("Epiphany", 535.). The Catechism makes use of the ...
Catechism, Scriptures

God-With-Us in Action

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God-With-Us in Action
Matthew 14:13-33 gives us two episodes which are always joined in all three Synoptic gospels: the feeding of the 5000 and Jesus walking on the waters. Both stories actually show us the identity of Jesus as God ...
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:9-14 in the Catechism

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Catechism References to Luke 18:9-14Luke 18:9-14 2559, 2613 Luke 18:    9 588 Luke 18:   13 2631 2667 2839 The whole parable is alluded to in par. 2559 which contains a definition of prayer from John Damascene (De ...
Catechism, Church in the World

Conscience in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Conscience in the Catechism of the Catholic Church
In 2004, Sen. Francisco Tatad, told everyone in the Senate Hall, that he was following his conscience in voting against opening the envelope believed to incrimate then Pres. Estrada in criminal acts. Recently, Sen. Miriam Santiago in ...
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 ...
Catechism

The Eye-Ear/Heart/Hands (Feet) Metaphor

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The Eye-Ear/Heart/Hand Metaphor is a theoretical framework that I often use for illustrating what is meant by an integrated human formation.  What is known or learned should become the basis for one’s decisions in life.  One’s decisions in life in ...
Catechism, Christian Life, Christology

Jesus’ Cry on the Cross

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Jesus’ Cry on the Cross
And at three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34, NAB) The first time my attention was called to this passage ...
Catechism, Church in the World

Where Was The Church Founded?

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I was going through the pages searched in this blog and found one query that was intriguing.  It is expressed in a question that I found so strange, it made me reflect.  “Where was the Church founded?” 
Catechism, Scriptures

Something Solid on Which to Stand

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As I was writing about Psalm 118:22 about the stone rejected by the builders but now has become the cornerstone, I asked myself what possible catechetical value it can have. It was obvious from the way it was used ...
BEC, Catechism, Scriptures

Ten Words from Matthew 13

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Ten Words from Matthew 13
I was going through my old blog posts at the Bible Workshop and found one about seminar held in 2008 for a group of future BEC leaders. The seminar was based on Matthew 13 and the modules revolved around ...
Catechism

Our Father’s Plan

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Remember Scott Hahn’s and Jeff Cavin’s hosted program at EWTN on Salvation History?  That was shown more than ten years ago and is still periodically shown on the EWTN channel.  The program was so useful to a lot of people ...

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