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Striking Water From The Rock

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Striking Water From The Rock
Massah and Meribah (Exodus 15:22-26)is the place of testing and contention.  Israel has just been saved from the Egyptians by passage through the Red Sea.  In the desert, they experience the absence of water that they did not lack in ...
Scriptures

Bible Sharing

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The Catholic Bible Federation website has a section on the ways the Bible is shared by Catholics. There are basically three ways: the Lumko, the Vigan (from Vigan, Ilocos Sur) and the Liberational models (described by Carlos Mesters himself, Liberation ...
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:1-8 in the Catechism

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Looking for possible homily themes on the Parable of the Widow and the Judge? The Catechism gives one a variety of possibilities. Luke 18:1-8 is referenced in some interesting paragraphs of the Catechism. Here is a run ...
Scriptures

National Bible Week 2007

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Today we begin our celebration of National Bible Week. National Bible Weeks began to be celebrated in the second half of the 1980s in the Philippines following a Synod on the Bible. There is some truth in the ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Lectio Divina, Ministry, Scriptures

Intelligent Reading of Scriptures: Revisited

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Some ten years ago I wrote a series of articles for Suite101 on "Reading Scriptures Intelligently". I wrote those articles for the general reader who wants to get more from his/her reading of the Scriptures. What I wrote ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Temple: It’s Place in Salvation History

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Why is the Temple's destruction announced first before that of the end of heaven and earth? The answer is to be found in the importance that the Temple has in salvation history. The pattern Heaven and Earth --> ...
Scriptures

On the Raising of Lazarus

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On the Raising of Lazarus
Lazarus was only a sign of what the Savior of the world, the Resurrection and the Life, would do for all humanity.
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians

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Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians
It is one thing to outline a bible passage from a narrative like the Gospel of Mark.  It is another thing to outline a passage from the Pauline letters or any discursive type of biblical literature.  The key is to ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Like a Ruminant

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Like a Ruminant
Last Sunday, as I preached on the Parable of the Sower, I mentioned that at a time when Christians didn’t have the luxury of owning a copy of the Scriptures, they went to Sunday Mass, the only place where they ...
Ministry, PREX, Scriptures, Spirituality

PREX and Other Things

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PREX and Other Things
Last Sunday we saw fourteen new graduates from our Parish Renewal Experience.  Together with this new group, four others who finished our first BEC Ministry Training Program also received their diplomas.  These will undergo further training as they begin their ...
Scriptures

The Johannine Comma

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I noticed a query here on the Johanine Comma which I find it difficult not to satisfy. I have written an article about it showing the Comma was a marginal note that made its way into the main text of ...
Scriptures

Dives and Lazarus

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The parable of Dives and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 has been used especially as an illustration for social sin.  Indeed, it is a passage that should make Christians reflect on the consequences of a life that is uncaring and inattentive ...
Scriptures

Being a Crafty Steward

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I prefer to talk of the parable in Luke 16:1-13 as "The Parable of Crafty Steward" and this for a particular reason. When the dishonest steward was praised for being prudent, he was placed ...

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