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Catechism, Church in the World

Conscience in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Conscience in the Catechism of the Catholic Church
In 2004, Sen. Francisco Tatad, told everyone in the Senate Hall, that he was following his conscience in voting against opening the envelope believed to incrimate then Pres. Estrada in criminal acts. Recently, Sen. Miriam Santiago in ...
Scriptures

This Is Your Mother …

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I look at her with awethis woman of great couragein the darkest night of her lifeshe continues to believe and to hopein a God of mercyin a God faithful to his promises.
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. ...
Drawings

Old Drawings

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I had a project long ago before I got an internet connection and a scanner of illustrating some scenes from the Scriptures. I came up with two nice drawings and then forgot about it. Below is an image map of ...
Church in the World

Oratio Imperata for Deliverance from Calamities

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Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe. We ...
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.
Scriptures

If Anyone Should Boast…

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If Anyone Should Boast…
vos estis in Christo Iesu qui factus est sapientia nobis a Deo et iustitia et sanctificatio et redemptio ut quemadmodum scriptum est qui gloriatur in Domino glorietur (1 Co 1:30)
Augustiniana, Spirituality

Augustine and Prayer

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This morning I gave a lecture on Augustine's idea of prayer at the CSA-BiƱan as part of the school's program in understanding Augustinian core values. During the course of the preparation for the talk, I looked at the way the ...
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 ...
Scriptures

Matthew: A Second Time Around

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Matthew: A Second Time Around
I was going through some of my archived posts from the Bible Notes website I used to maintain back in 2005 and found some articles on Matthew which may still come in handy this year, if they happen to coincide ...
Apologetics

A Small Tract that I almost Lost

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When I was still at the Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod (2002 or 2003?) I wrote a small tract entitled "Did someone attack your Church or ridicule your faith lately?" and distributed it within a zipped file called "theway.zip.". I put ...
Pop Culture, Theology

Evil and the Problem Thereof

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The refrain of a Black Eyed Peas' song goes
Magisterium, Scriptures

Waiting for the Message of the Synod

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Next Friday, it is hoped that the Message of the Synod will be made known. While we await the final document, Zenit and ScriptureSynod continue to publish updates on the ongoing providing us with the Inside Stuff as it were ...

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