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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

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 ...
Church in the World

Nunc Dimittis

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Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. ...
Church in the World, Scriptures

National Bible Week 2012

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National Bible Week 2012
This year's National Bible Week is going to be eventful. It is going to bring together activities of both Protestant and Catholic inspiration that are meant to unite Filipinos around the Word of God so as to bring about ...
Church in the World

Then, Joseph Card. Ratzinger; now, Pope Benedict XVI

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Then, Joseph Card. Ratzinger; now, Pope Benedict XVI
"The cardinals  haved chosen  me, a humble and simple worker of the Lord's vineyard.  It is a consolation to know, however, that even the Lord can use a humble and simple instrument in His work....  I entrust myself to ...
Church in the World

Karol Wojtyla as a Writer

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I love this Pope.  Apart from the fact that he was the one who inspired me to continue working in the Web, he has also showed me in a most personal way that his office is the phyrical principle of ...
Church in the World, Philosophy

Fundamentalism

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Fundamentalism
We are familiar with Christian fundamentalists, especially those that are Filipino. I have called them "biblicistic rationalists" because their "pangangatuwiran" (more or less, the equivalent of "reasoning") is limited to what one can find in the Protestant ...
Church in the World, Ministry

A Spiritual Conference for a Meeting of Treasurers

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I was asked to give a spiritual conference to nuns and lay people who work as treasurers for schools and other institutions run by out Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolacion.  I haven't really prepared anything yet, although I ...
Church in the World

A St. Monica Group from Leyte

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I received an email from Bato, Leyte inquiring about the St. Monica chaplet.  It goes

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