Scriptures

Romans 8:8-11: Life in the Spirit

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Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Augustinians

More Updates on the Diego de Herrera Case

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This should have been a follow-up article on the Diego de Herrera Case that I posted at AgustinongPinoy.  But since the site is still inaccessible after three days, I am posting this here. Fr. J. celebrated his birthday today in ...
Scriptures

Bible Verses Hard to Find?

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While preparing for a lesson or a sermon, I sometimes find myself groping for a bible verse that I find relevant. The best way is to check a concordance or a dictionary. But sometimes there are verses that ...
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.
Church in the World, Vocation

Vocation: A Collection of Links

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Vocation:  A Collection of Links
November is just around the corner. And for us Augustinians, November is Vocation Month. During this month we celebrate the birthday of St. Augustine and All the Saints of the Order of St. Augustine (November 13). Because ...
Church in the World

The Video that was Pulled Off the Web

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Here is the "Decency Gap/Eve Reinhardt" video that was pulled off YouTube and published at GoogleVideo instead. "Decency Gap" is used among pro-abortion groups to refer the gap of funding left open after President George Bush reinstated in 2001 the ...
Augustinians, Ministry

Augustinian Friars in the News

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Augustinian Friars in the News
The Lancaster Diocese has a new bishop, and he is an Augustinian Friar:  the Rev. Michael Campbell, OSA.  He has been coadjutor bishop for the Diocese since March 2008. He takes over from Bishop Patrick O'Donohue who has retired.  More news ...
Pop Culture, Theology

Evil and the Problem Thereof

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The refrain of a Black Eyed Peas' song goes
Catechism

The Baptism of Jesus in the Catechism

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The Baptism of Jesus in the Catechism
Matthew's account of the Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17) is cited many times in the Catechism. Liturgically the event is celebrated as one of the events of the Lord's Manifestation ("Epiphany", 535.). The Catechism makes use of the ...
Augustiniana

Who Wants To Know Augustine II?

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A reaction to my blog caught my attention just recently, and I think it should be given a lengthier response. The reaction goes...
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 ...
Church in the World, Magisterium

Humanae Vitae and the Great Peirasmos

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It was I think in the year 1985 when I first heard about “Humanae Vitae”.  I was in first year theology then taking up Moral Theology.  In one lesson under the section Family and Marriage, the professor, a Spanish Dominican discussing the Church’s teaching ...

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