Scriptures, Software

The Word

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There are a lot of Bible softwares available on the web that I am quite sure some people would find useful. There is one however that I've found more useful than others. It is called "The Word". ...
Augustiniana

A Mother Through Her Son’s Eyes

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The following is lifted from Augustine’s Confessions as presented in a Logos Software acknowledged at the end of the page.  I have annotated it so that it would be easier to read.  The subject of this page is Monica herself, ...
Church in the World

Bernas on the RH Bill Debates

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Bernas on the RH Bill Debates
Someone called my attention to a Philippine Daily Inquirer article written by Fr. Joaquin Bernas, SJ on the RH Bill Debates. The article is found here. In the article, the Jesuit lawmaker tried to clarify certain words ...
Augustiniana

Peter Brown on the Dolbeau Sermons and Divjak Letters

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It is August once more, and for us Augustinians, the month reminds us of Augustine of Hippo. I visited the website of the Order yesterday hoping to find any new materials about Augustine or the Order's spirituality and found this ...
Scriptures

Dealing with the Mammon of Iniquity (Luke 16:1-13)

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The parable of the Unjust Steward in Luke 16:1-13 confuses a lot of people because of one factor that is assumed by Luke and which a lot of modern day readers do not know: that the unjust steward was ...
Church in the World, Magisterium

World Day of Peace 2012

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World Day of Peace 2012
A few days ago, the Bishop of San Pablo sent us two messages that the clergy of the diocese has to incorporate into their homilies for Christmas and for the New Year. One of these is Pope Benedict XVI's ...
Christian Life, Spirituality

In Humble Service: I and Community in Creative Tension

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In Humble Service: I and Community in Creative Tension
Unhappiness is caused by the feeling that somehow I do not fit in the greater community.  Feelings of rejection are aroused precisely because I expect to be accepted for who or what I am WITHOUT conditions.  Feeling rejected, I can ...
Scriptures

Striking Water From The Rock

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Striking Water From The Rock
Massah and Meribah (Exodus 15:22-26)is the place of testing and contention.  Israel has just been saved from the Egyptians by passage through the Red Sea.  In the desert, they experience the absence of water that they did not lack in ...
Augustiniana

Pope Benedict at the Tomb of St. Augustine

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Zenit has published the English translation of Pope Benedict XVI's homily during a visit at St. Augustine's tomb in Pavia Italy last April 22, 2007. In that homily, he reminded the faithful of the importance of love in the ...
Scriptures

Lord, Come and See

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John's eleventh chapter is about the story of Lazarus.  It is last of the signs that Jesus performs in the section of John's gospel which bible scholars call "The Book of Signs."  I have discussed elsewhere three levels of meaning ...
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 ...
Scriptures

The Groaning of Creation and the Parables of the Kingdom

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It is providential that today's Gospel reading on the Parables of the Kingdom (Luke 13:18-21) is matched with Pauls Romans 8:18-25. Normally daily readings follow different courses, unlike the Sunday readings where sometimes the OT reading dictates the theme of ...
Ministry, Scriptures

Preaching with the Bible

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Clipped from: www.catholicculture.org (share this clip) Is it alright for a priest to bring a bible to the pulpit? Wouldn't everyone think that he is imitating non-Catholic pastors when he reads from the bible during the Mass?

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