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Church in the World, Magisterium

Humanae Vitae and the Great Peirasmos

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It was I think in the year 1985 when I first heard about “Humanae Vitae”.  I was in first year theology then taking up Moral Theology.  In one lesson under the section Family and Marriage, the professor, a Spanish Dominican discussing the Church’s teaching ...
Church in the World

Christ In You The Hope of Glory (Col. 1,27)

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[embed]http://youtu.be/9TJnGzjD_Bc[/embed] This is the official theme song of the Eucharistic Congress 2016 to be held in Cebu in January. The theme is based on Col. 1:27 which we Catholics understand to refer to Christ's mystical and sacramental presence with the ...
Church in the World

Keep Your Lamp Lighted

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Keep Your Lamp Lighted
This Sunday's liturgy is about being wise and being wise especially during the days when the coming of the Lord is near. It is not really about the coming judgment, but about one's preparation for that day. The ...
Church in the World, Magisterium

Again, On the Reproductive Health Bill

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Again, On the Reproductive Health Bill
This afternoon I received an envelope from the Diocese of San Pablo bearing "A Catechism on the Reproductive Health Bill". The catechism is in question and answer form similar to the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. ...
Augustiniana, Augustinians, Church in the World, Spirituality

Where is “Ten Augustinian Values”?

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Where is “Ten Augustinian Values”?
Where is the site for Ten Augustinian Values?" I've been asked this question several times and in several ways for the past few months. The reason is that the website that used to house the article called "Ten Augustinian Values" ...
Church in the World, Magisterium

Contraception and Humanae Vitae

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Last July 25, the Catholic Church in the Philippines celebrated the 40th Year of Humanae Vitae with a rally at the University of Sto. Tomas campus.  The rally also had another purpose, that of formally declaring the Church’s opposition to ...
Augustiniana, Augustinians, Church in the World

Thoughts From A Twenty Year-Old Memento

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Thoughts From A Twenty Year-Old Memento
I was going through some of my old things in Antipolo yesterday and I found this memento from an Augustinian youth gathering held in Cartoceto back in the early 90s. I don't know how to call it: it ...
Church in the World

Militant Atheism and the Desecration of a Consecrated Host

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Catholics in the US are now in an uproar. The reason? A professed atheist and professor at one of their universities, desecrated a consecrated host and made a public show of it in his blog. The Confraternity of the Catholic ...
Church in the World, Vocation

Vocation: A Collection of Links

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Vocation:  A Collection of Links
November is just around the corner. And for us Augustinians, November is Vocation Month. During this month we celebrate the birthday of St. Augustine and All the Saints of the Order of St. Augustine (November 13). Because ...
Church in the World

Oratio Imperata for Deliverance from Calamities

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Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe. We ...
Church in the World

Call for Lay Participation in Honest Elections

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The CBCP has issued a pastoral statement entitled Lay Participation in Politics and Peace.  The pastoral statement is prefaced with a theological conviction that justifies its call for an active lay participation in the coming 2010 elections:
Augustinians, Church in the World

A Different Look at Philippine History and the Frayles

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When I was studying Philippine History in high school, I was given the impression that the last hundred years of Spanish regime in the Philippines was characterized by the corruption of Spanish officials and the immorality of the friars.
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 ...

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