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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. ...
Apologetics

Pinoy Catholic, Now Born Again

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I was lurking in a Filipino-in-Australia Community Forum  when I found its Spirituality section.  Under the topic "Catholics vs. Born Again" I found a discussion between a Catholic and a Catholic who has become a Born Again.  The ex-Catholic posted ...
Augustiniana

For the Feast of St. Augustine

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For the Feast of St. Augustine
I did an inventory of blogs available here on Augustiniana.  This is what I found:
Church in the World

Christ In You The Hope of Glory (Col. 1,27)

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[embed]http://youtu.be/9TJnGzjD_Bc[/embed] This is the official theme song of the Eucharistic Congress 2016 to be held in Cebu in January. The theme is based on Col. 1:27 which we Catholics understand to refer to Christ's mystical and sacramental presence with the ...
Apologetics

Rapture

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In "The Rapture: A Catholic's Perspective" I wrote that far from something frightening, the coming of the Lord should be -- as the Advent Liturgy tells us -- a source of joy and consolation.  I wrote the article upon the ...
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 ...
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, Vocation

Ministry to Fathers

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I have completed two sessions with some of the fathers in a subdivision that is covered by our parish.  We started last week with a session on "What does being male mean today?"  This afternoon, I had two questions thrown at them:  "What does ...
BEC, Ministry

BEC and Scriptures: The Questions We Ask

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In BEC meetings, the text of the Sunday gospel is read three times. After each time the Gospel is read, questions are asked. After the first reading, the listeners are encouraged to ask questions about the text. Most often, questions ...
Philosophy

Pascal on the Search for Happiness

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Pascal on the Search for Happiness
The following is a repost from an article I wrote for the Blogging Network.  It is from Blaise Pascal who is best known among college students as a scientist and as the author of Pensees, a "thought journal" that if ...
Augustiniana, Scriptures

Augustine on the Canaanite Woman

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I have been looking for Augustine's sermon on the Canaanite woman so as to get additional insight into Matthew 15:21-28 and how it can be used in a homily or catechesis. I found not one but three.
Apologetics, Scriptures

And Jerusalem will be Trampled Underfoot …

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...and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled...(Luke 21:24) Here is another one of those texts that Rapture-Churches think about and reflect upon as they scour the newspapers for signs that this ...
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 ...

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