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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, 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. ...
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

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

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 ...
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" ...
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 ...
Church in the World

The Reproductive Health Bill, Again…

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The Reproductive Health Bill, Again…
This Sunday's gospel reading was about being salt of the earth and light of the world. It is providential that the Bishop of San Pablo required all the priests of the diocese to read the Pastoral Letter of the ...
Augustiniana, Augustinians, Church in the World

An Augustinian Platform in the Middle Ages?

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Lucio Guttierez, OP -- our professor in Church History at the University of Sto. Tomas -- once said that Martin Luther could only have been produced by the Augustinians. That was almost thirty years ago. I didn't understand what he ...

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