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 ...
BEC, Scriptures

Sentence Flows: Towards a More Objective Study of the Sacred Text

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A post at the Bible Workshop Forums simply illustrates the importance that an exercise such as the creation of Sentence Flows can contribute to a Bible study session in a cell group.  The post goes:
Christian Life, Spirituality

Ephphata

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Isaiah 35:4-7a is a prophetic oracle about the Peace that God will give to Israel at the time of its vindication. When the people who witnessed what Jesus did to the deaf-mute they said something that echoed this passage of ...
Scriptures

To Seek and Save What Was Lost

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Luke 19:1-10 may as well be one of those personal testimonies that found their way into a gospel. Who knows, perhaps, Zacchaeus, like Levi, may have been one of the talked about conversions in the history of the early ...
Fathers of the Church

The Vineyard of the Lord

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The Parable of the Wicked Tenants in the original Marcan version is Jesus' response to the question: "By what authority do you do these things?" The answer is that He has come with the authority of the Son of the ...
Movies, Pop Culture

Jesus Falls from a Bridge

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During these days I've had several opportunities to watch Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." I kept wondering where he got the idea that the temple soldiers hit Jesus so hard that this latter fell down from a ...
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 ...
Vocation

Being a Priest

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One who calls himself arnold89  read my articles about the priesthood and asked me about the way I spend my day.  The question reminded me of a small book written by Leo Trese in which the author described his day ...
Fathers of the Church

On the Parable of the Two Sons

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For the parable of the two sons, we have two selections: one from the biblical scholar Jerome and another from St. Fulgentius of Ruspe.
Augustiniana, Theology

Minister of Word and Sacraments

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The priest, Augustine writes is "minister of the Word and the sacraments." The definition appears in two letters writtent on two different occassions. The first time the definition appears is in a letter he wrote to his bishop, ...
Catechism

The Story of Zacchaeus in the Catechism

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The story of Zacchaeus is referred to in four places in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Understandably, it gets a mention under the discussion on restitution of stolen goods (CCC 2412). Note however that in Zacchaeus, we ...
Blogging

Mystical Geekery from August to December 2011

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Mystical Geekery from August to December 2011
Here is an index of the articles I posted from the second half of August until now. I didn't post anything in November. The list of articles from January to the first half of August is found here. December A ...
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 ...

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