‘ Theology ’ Category

Scriptures, Spirituality, Theology

The Way of the Poor Christ and the Gospel of Well-Being

{ No Comment \ Tags: , \ May31 }
The day’s gospel reading from Mark is about Jesus' question "Who do you say that I am?" (Mk. 8:27–33) Peter seemed to understand when he gave the answer "You are the Anointed One".  His subsequent attempt to put a stop to Jesus ...

In Defense of the Trinity and the Council of Nicea

{ 1 Comment \ Tags: , \ May31 }
In the process of recovering my old blogs, I found three that during their time were quite well received. These are blogs responding to allegations that the doctrine of the Trinity is based on the so-called Johannine Comma and ...
BEC, Catechism, Theology

Five Apparently Christian Ideas

{ No Comment \ Tags: \ May31 }
Five Apparently Christian Ideas
Several years ago, John Paul II told Filipino bishops in their ad limina visit that ecclesial cell communities provide a good means for empowering the faithful against the encroachments of fundamentalism.   I did not understand that until I began joining ...
Augustiniana, Mariology

Mary in the Writings of St. Augustine

{ No Comment \ Tags: \ May31 }
Mary is the perfect exemplar of the redemption carried out in Christ.  Christ has redeemed us freeing us from the sad consequences of evil:  of sin, of the dominion of the passions, of death.  This is Christian freedom which the ...
Scriptures, Theology

Lord, Show Us The Father

{ No Comment \ Tags: \ May31 }
Lord, Show Us The Father
Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen ...
Liturgy, Mariology

Mary and the New Year

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Mary and the New Year
For the Catholic Church, the New Year is celebrated under the aegis of Mary, Mother of God. Christ, is after all the Alpha and the Omega, the One who rides the waves of history and leads all to the ...
Liturgy, Mariology, Theology

Victory Over Sin and the Immaculata

{ 1 Comment \ Tags: , , \ Dec6 }
Victory Over Sin and the Immaculata
Hail, full of grace". With these words, the Archangel Gabriel greeted Mary, conferring upon her a new name. She is "Full of grace" because totally filled up by God's grace. Mary herself,in the Magnificat acknowledges God's gift ...
Liturgy, Theology

The Lord’s Supper and the Jewish Seder

{ No Comment \ Tags: , \ Jun2 }
While I was writing a Bible Workshop article for the Feast of Corpus Christi, I came across certain blogs written by Jewish Rabbis on the Last Supper. I was searching the web for articles on the Passover meal as Jesus ...
Catechism, Liturgy, Theology

The Assumption of Our Lady

{ No Comment \ Tags: , , \ Aug14 }
Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption. Catholics have become so used to the idea that when fundamentalists confront them with a question about the feast itself and the dogma of Pius XII declared in 1950, they are led ...
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, Spirituality, Theology

Schemas for Pentecost

{ No Comment \ Tags: , \ May12 }
Here are the schemas1 I used for the homilies I preached for Pentecost Sunday: Pentecost Overcoming Babel and Sin The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples making them the first members of the Church, the Body of Christ. The first effect ...
Liturgy, Spirituality, Theology

From Ascension to Corpus Christi

{ No Comment \ Tags: , \ Apr24 }
After Ascension Sunday, Ordinary Time opens up with three solemnities, all connected to Easter. Below is a diagram of how I would present the relationships among all these feasts. The rest of the article is a reflection on ...
Internet, Theology

Synoptics and St. Joseph

{ No Comment \ Tags: , , \ Jan25 }
It is interesting how the search engine in this site has been used since it was added some time ago. Some type in key words, but others write whole phrases and even questions. There was a time when ...

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