‘ Magisterium ’ Category


Issues at the Synod

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Certain issues have emerged in the Synod on the Word of God currently underway in Rome. These are: (a) the relationship between the historico-critical exegesis learned in the seminaries and (b) the art of preaching. Related to this ...
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 ...
Magisterium, Scriptures

The Apostolic Exhortation “Verbum domini”

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Finally, two years after the release of the synodal message "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church", the Holy See has released the post-synodal exhortation "Verbum domini" (the Word of the Lord).
Liturgy, Magisterium

Mysterium Fidei

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Mysterium Fidei
The feast of Corpus Christi is just around the corner. So what are we going to preach about? Last year, I used materials from "Transiturus" for a homily on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. ...
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 ...
Liturgy, Magisterium, Scriptures, Theology


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With the Bull called “Transiturus”, Pope Urban IV instituted the feast of Corpus Christi.  A substantial excerpt is found at this page from www.catho.org.  It is called “Transiturus” because it begins with the phrase “Transiturus de hoc mundo”,  “When he ...
Liturgy, Magisterium

The Latin Mass

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The motu proprio for the Latin mass is now out. I just found it around 2:15 PM (Rome time), that's 9:15 PM (Manila time) on July 7, as announced. I haven't found a suitable English translation yet (for ...

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