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Church in the World

Keep Your Lamp Lighted

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Keep Your Lamp Lighted
This Sunday's liturgy is about being wise and being wise especially during the days when the coming of the Lord is near. It is not really about the coming judgment, but about one's preparation for that day. The ...
Church in the World, Magisterium

Again, On the Reproductive Health Bill

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Again, On the Reproductive Health Bill
This afternoon I received an envelope from the Diocese of San Pablo bearing "A Catechism on the Reproductive Health Bill". The catechism is in question and answer form similar to the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. ...
Drawings

Ruminating

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Ruminating
The picture was inspired by a page from a letter of St. Jerome where he says in effect that one should read the Scriptures in such a way that one wakes up in the morning with the discovery ...
Fathers of the Church

John Chrysostom on the Parables of the Kingdom

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The following is my translation of John Chrysostom’s sermon on the parables of the treasure in the field, the pearl of great price and the dragnet that include the Parables of the Kingdom in Matthew 13. Note how the Golden-Tongued repeats ...
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 ...
Magisterium

Sacramentum Caritatis

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Pope Benedict XVI's post synodal exhortation on the Eucharist is now available in PDF and Word format. You can find it here.. The text of the distribution file is taken from the one found at Vatican.VA and Zenit. ...
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 ...
Mariology

Prayer to Our Mother of Good Counsel (Pius XII)

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Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in seeking and acquiring the TRUE and the GOOD, we cast ourselves at Thy feet and invoke Thee under the sweet title of MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL. ...
Augustiniana

Mother and Son

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August 27 and 28 are the feast days of St. Monica and St. Augustine, perhaps the two most well-known mother and son saints in the Catholic Church.  The image above is a depiction of a scene from the Confessions ...
Augustiniana, Augustinians, Church in the World, Spirituality

Where is “Ten Augustinian Values”?

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Where is “Ten Augustinian Values”?
Where is the site for Ten Augustinian Values?" I've been asked this question several times and in several ways for the past few months. The reason is that the website that used to house the article called "Ten Augustinian Values" ...

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