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Augustiniana, Theology

Minister of Word and Sacraments

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The priest, Augustine writes is "minister of the Word and the sacraments." The definition appears in two letters writtent on two different occassions. The first time the definition appears is in a letter he wrote to his bishop, ...
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, Church in the World

Where Was The Church Founded?

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I was going through the pages searched in this blog and found one query that was intriguing.  It is expressed in a question that I found so strange, it made me reflect.  “Where was the Church founded?” 
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 ...
Fathers of the Church

Give to God What is God’s

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Give to God What is God’s
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. ...
Magisterium, Theology

Have You Read “Dominus Iesus”?

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Have You Read “Dominus Iesus”?
Have you read the document "Dominus Iesus?". It is a document categorized as a declaration and prepared by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in February of 2000. The prefect of the congregation then was Cardinal ...
Spirituality, Vocation

How To Become a Priest I

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How To Become a Priest I
"How to become a priest" seems to be allowed at Yahoo as a search phrase.  This is at least what a member of theIglesya Ni Manalo blogged about.  And since his blog is entitled that way, Yahoo presents his ...
Augustiniana

Commentary on JP II’s Prayer to St. Augustine

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The following is part of a homily delivered on the occassion of the feast of St. Augustine.  The prayer that is commented upon here is found at this blog.
Church in the World

The Legion of Mary

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The Legion of Mary
Last Saturday the Legion of Mary in the Philippines celebrated the ninetieth foundation anniversary of their organization and the occassion somehow got me curious. So I looked up whatever I could find on the Legion of Mary and came ...
Magisterium

Pope Benedict’s Introduction to “Deus Caritas Est”

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Below is a translation I made for the introduction to "Deus Caritas Est" which Pope Benedict XVI wrote for Famiglia Christiana: I am happy that "Famiglia Cristiana" sends to your home the text of my encyclical and gives me the possibility ...
Christian Life, Church in the World, Spirituality

St. Valentine and his Dublin Shrine

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St. Valentine and his Dublin Shrine
St. Valentine is not just one saint, there are three mentioned in different martyrologies connected to February 14: St. Valentine, priest-martyr during the time of Emperor Claudius II, St. Valentine, Bishop of Terni (venerated in the Eastern Churches), and a ...
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. 

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