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BEC, Catechism, Theology

Five Apparently Christian Ideas

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Five Apparently Christian Ideas
Several years ago, John Paul II told Filipino bishops in their ad limina visit that ecclesial cell communities provide a good means for empowering the faithful against the encroachments of fundamentalism.   I did not understand that until I began joining ...
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, Scriptures, Spirituality

Even God Can Be Silent

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Even God Can Be Silent
A propos the Pope's message for World Day of Communications, Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, a world-renowned exegete comments on the theme of God's silence. God's silence, he writes, has two faces, one luminous, the other dark. One is revelatory, ...
Catechism, Liturgy

Paschal Mystery in the Catechism

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Paschal Mystery in the Catechism
The word "Paschal Mystery" refers to the mystery of the death and Resurrection of the Lord. Paul writes -- in a passage that we will read during the Easter vigil -- that we have been baptized into the death ...
Catechism, Liturgy

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

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Jesus Cleanses the Temple
The account of Jesus cleansing the temple that we read for the third Sunday of Lent anticipates the announcement that Jesus will make about the worship of God in Spirit and in Truth. Within the context of the liturgy, ...
Catechism, Liturgy

“Christmas” and “Incarnation” in the CCC

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“Christmas” and “Incarnation” in the CCC
Preparing your Dawn Mass and Christmas homilies? If you are the type of homilist who tries to integrate a sermon on the gospels with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, then you might as well visit this website. ...
Catechism, Liturgy, Magisterium

The Pope’s Lenten Message 2011

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The Pope’s Lenten Message 2011
The Pope's Lenten Message for 2011 can be a good source for a homily on Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011. It gives an overview of the Lenten exercise in relation to making our yearly renewal of baptismal vows on ...
Catechism, Liturgy

“Holy Family” in the Catechism

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“Holy Family” in the Catechism
In preparation for the feast of the Holy Family, I did a search in the Catechism for the words "holy NEAR family". I received fourteen hits through the Catechism search engine of the St. Charles Borromeo website. Below ...
Catechism, Liturgy

Jesus and the Good Thief in the Catechism

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The Gospel reading for the feast of Christ the King (Year C) is mentioned in several places in the Catechism. To be noted among these are the historical notes (440, 591, 597), and the observations relevant to prayer (2605, ...
Catechism, Liturgy

Christ the King in the Catechism

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Christ the King in the Catechism
I did a search on the SC Borromeo's Catholic Catechism Search Engine for "Christ the king". I was hoping to find more references to the idea after I found out that Quas primas is used in the Catechism only ...
Catechism, Liturgy

The Cross in the Early Church

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The following is based on the Spanish text of B. M. Aherns' article on the Cross in the Nueva Diccionario de Espiritualidad, pp. 311 col. 1 - 312 col. 21. The article comes from a time when the status of ...
Catechism, Liturgy, Theology

The Assumption of Our Lady

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Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption. Catholics have become so used to the idea that when fundamentalists confront them with a question about the feast itself and the dogma of Pius XII declared in 1950, they are led ...

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