Christian Life

Peter’s Chair

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St. Peter the Apostle is remembered as the apostle upon whom the Lord gave the mandate to take care of His flock.  John gives us the account in Jn. 21:15-17 where he commissions Peter three times to "feed my sheep."  ...
Catechism, Scriptures

God-With-Us in Action

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God-With-Us in Action
Matthew 14:13-33 gives us two episodes which are always joined in all three Synoptic gospels: the feeding of the 5000 and Jesus walking on the waters. Both stories actually show us the identity of Jesus as God ...
Scriptures

A Pastoral Reflection on Micah 6:8

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Who would ever thought that a parish formation program can be derived from a short passage from Micah?  Here is a reflection on Mic. 6:8 shared to me by email by Mr. Eli Lademora, one of the trainers of Scripture ...
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:9-14 in the Catechism

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Catechism References to Luke 18:9-14Luke 18:9-14 2559, 2613 Luke 18:    9 588 Luke 18:   13 2631 2667 2839 The whole parable is alluded to in par. 2559 which contains a definition of prayer from John Damascene (De ...
Augustiniana

The First Modern Man

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Someone has called him "The First Modern Man." Both Catholics and Non-Catholic Mainline Churches claim him as their own. Eastern Catholics number him among their "fathers" prompting a scholar to suggest that he be named "Common Father of the East ...
Scriptures

The Wedding Garment

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The Wedding Garment
I have posted our cell group's reflection on next Sunday's gospel at this blog. When we talked about it last Sunday, what really struck me was the attitude of the king towards the man without the wedding garment. ...
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 ...
Magisterium, Scriptures

Repost: An Insight into Love

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I was going through the web and found this entry I made in the old Bible Workshop. The article is called "An Insight Into Divine Love" and was posted on March 21, 2006. I am reposting it here because it ...
Theology

The Santo Niño and the Total Christ

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With the feast of the Sto. Niño coming up, let me offer some thoughts on this subject. I think it is time to put to devotion to Sto. Niño on a firm theological basis, otherwise, such a devotion will just ...
Scriptures, Software

e-Sword

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E-sword from http://e-sword.net is a freeware Bible application that can compete with commercial ones. For one thing, it provides the user not only a functional software but also a website that can help one make the most of ...
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration

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Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration
For the second Sunday of Lent, the liturgy presents for our contemplation the Transfiguration of Christ. Sts. Leo the Great and Augustine of Hippo will be our guides for understanding the Gospel reading. Leo the Great (391/400-461) takes ...
Scriptures

Dives and Lazarus

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The parable of Dives and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 has been used especially as an illustration for social sin.  Indeed, it is a passage that should make Christians reflect on the consequences of a life that is uncaring and inattentive ...
Vocation

How To Become a Priest II

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In a previous article, it was stressed that the priesthood is not a career or a profession like teaching or nursing that one chooses and enters into. It is a vocation, a state of life with particular duties and ...

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