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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.
Augustinians, Christian Life, Church in the World, Spirituality

Lay Augustinian Spirituality

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Geocities is closing down so I have moved some articles housed at the old Agilawan website to AgustinongPinoy. I did not move all the articles though ; I moved only those which I and others still continually go back ...
Church in the World

Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way

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 John Paul II will perhaps be known as the Pope who shared his faith with us.  Of course the other Popes before him did it in their own way;  John Paul II did it in a way that leaves no ...
BEC, Church in the World, Ministry

BEC Holy Week Recollection

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BEC Holy Week Recollection
Last year, the BEC Advanced Team had its Holy Week recollection. It was attended by the group I have been meeting every Sunday for the past four years. Today, April 3, 2012, we had our first recollection attended ...
Christian Life, Church in the World, Lectio Divina, Scriptures, Spirituality

Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II

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Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II
The post "Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life's Upheavals" is the one of the most read articles in the Mystical Geek. It is actually John Chrysostom's commentary on Matthew 14:22-33, which is the account of Jesus' walking ...
Church in the World

Bernas on the RH Bill Debates

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Bernas on the RH Bill Debates
Someone called my attention to a Philippine Daily Inquirer article written by Fr. Joaquin Bernas, SJ on the RH Bill Debates. The article is found here. In the article, the Jesuit lawmaker tried to clarify certain words ...
Church in the World, Magisterium

Charity and Conscience on the RH Bill Debate

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Charity and Conscience on the RH Bill Debate
This is the Pastoral Statement of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, Archbishop of Lingayen- Dagupan, on the RH Bill. Archbishop Villegas is the Spiritual Director of the CFC-FFL Young Ministries. Along with Frank and Gerry Padilla, Archbishop Villegas is one of ...
Church in the World, Magisterium

World Day of Peace 2012

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World Day of Peace 2012
A few days ago, the Bishop of San Pablo sent us two messages that the clergy of the diocese has to incorporate into their homilies for Christmas and for the New Year. One of these is Pope Benedict XVI's ...
Christian Life, Church in the World

The Year of Faith

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The Year of Faith
Pope Benedict the XVI has published his "Motu Proprio" for the Year of Faith which will start next year, 11 October 2012 and end on the Feast of Christ the King, 2013. The beginning of the Year ...
Church in the World, Pop Culture

Cartoons and the Bible

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Cartoons can be a great way to bring across the message of the Scriptures. This it does through a rereading of the Biblical message and present it to a "visual" generation in an attractive way. But there is also a ...
Christian Life, Church in the World

A Problem of Thinking

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Christian formation in the parish these days cannot be limited to just waiting for the faithful to approach the sacraments. This is a narrow view of the Church that reduces it to its sacramental character. Catholics cannot be ...
Church in the World

As the Father Has Sent Me, So Now I Send You

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"As the Father has sent me, so now I send you..."  These are the words by which according to John, the Lord commissioned the apostles to proclaim the good news of his victory over sin and death.  These words were ...

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