‘ Christian Life ’ Category

Catechism, Christian Life, Christology

Jesus’ Cry on the Cross

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Jesus’ Cry on the Cross
And at three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34, NAB) The first time my attention was called to this passage ...
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 ...
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 ...
BEC, Christian Life, Ministry

My Interest in the BEC

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My interest in Basic Ecclesial Communities started when I did research on Latin America's Liberation Theology. I found BECs interesting because it made me realize that theology is not something one learns in school, but rather it is reflection ...
Christian Life, Spirituality

In Humble Service: I and Community in Creative Tension

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In Humble Service: I and Community in Creative Tension
Unhappiness is caused by the feeling that somehow I do not fit in the greater community.  Feelings of rejection are aroused precisely because I expect to be accepted for who or what I am WITHOUT conditions.  Feeling rejected, I can ...
Christian Life, Lectio Divina, Spirituality

What Is S.O.A.P.?

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What Is S.O.A.P.?
S. O. A. P. is an acronym for “Scriptures, Observe, Apply, Pray” and is a bible journalling method that helps one not only to understand the Scriptures but also to monitor one’s understanding of it. Journaling is an excellent way to ...
Christian Life, Spirituality

Meditation

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Some people sit in a lotus position and chant "OM."  Others go up a mountain top and allow themselves to be absorbed into nature's harmony.  Athletes preparing for a game would close their eyes and "visualize" what is going to ...
Augustiniana, Christian Life, Fathers of the Church

Of 2012 and Augustine’s Sermon 97

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Of 2012 and Augustine’s Sermon 97
Today, the movie "2012" -- a film based on the prediction that the world will end in 2012 -- began to be shown in our cinemas. Providentially, yesterday and today, the Gospel readings from Luke refer to the day of ...
Christian Life, Spirituality

The Beads of October

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The Beads of October
It is the month of October. For us Catholics in the Philippines at least, it is the month of the Holy Rosary. The theme of the month comes from the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary ...
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 ...
Christian Life, Vocation

Fathers Are Meant to be “Generative”

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"Fathers" are meant to exercise leadership by pointing out to others something valuable that is in them so that this valuable trait can be developed, such as a special talent or aptitude or skill. Such generosity and encouragement are marks ...
Christian Life

Home Altars and Family Prayer

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One greatly misunderstood feature in Catholic homes is the prayer altar. Non-Catholics would look at it as a pantheon for the "idols" they allege Catholics keep. The truth about these altars run deeper and is very biblical. These ...
Catechism, Christian Life

The Mysteries of Light: Christian Life in a Nutshell

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During one of the sessions I had with the sisters in retreat at Novaliches, I talked about the "Mysteries of the Light" as the Christian life in a nutshell.  I read the Pope's Rosarium Virginis, but there isn't enough materials ...

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