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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 ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Light of the World

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How does one reconcile a passage like Jesus saying "I am the light of the world" (Jn. 8:12) and "Ye are the light of the world" (Mt. 5:14)?. Augustine in his De doctrina christiana III, mentions a rule ...
Scriptures

Interiority, Memory and Return

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There is hardly anything to add to what we know about the parable of the prodigal son, I guess. The parable and its immediate context appears a number of times in the mass lectionary.. Apart ...
Scriptures

Of Gnostic Gospels and the Apocrypha

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Looks like the timing of National Geographic was really on the dot. Just as the Catholic Church and mainline Christian churches are beginning the celebration of the Holy Week, they decide to publish the Lost Gospel of Judas. ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Scriptures, Software

The Word

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There are a lot of Bible softwares available on the web that I am quite sure some people would find useful. There is one however that I've found more useful than others. It is called "The Word". ...
Scriptures

Hosea and God’s Love

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This past week, the liturgy has been offering selections from Hosea, the 8th century prophet who becomes the human expression as it were of Yahweh’s jealous and compassionate love. 
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 ...
Christian Life, Scriptures

Matthew 18:15 and Fraternal Correction

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Matthew 18:15 and Fraternal Correction
The twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time gives us three readings for consideration. The first reading is from Ezekiel 33:7-9, about the commissioning of the prophet as the watchman of Israel. Corresponding to it is Psalm 95, an ...
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

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

Greed, Envy and the Kingdom of God

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Today's gospel reading is best seen in the light of the readings from the two previous Sundays. Two Sundays ago we read about the one and the many: the one thing necessary as against the many things over ...
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 --> ...

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