God Reveals Himself – 03

MARIAN APPARITIONS (33) – Guaitara Canyon, Colombia

Back in the eighteenth century, María Mueses de Quiñones, a local woman from the village of Potosi, Colombia, often walked the six miles between her village and the neighboring one of Ipiales. One day in 1754 as she was making the journey with her daughter Rosa, they approached the place called Las Lajas (the Rocks), where the trail passes through a deep gorge of the Guaitara River.


Tej Francis

Birmingham, England

Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

(CNA/EWTN News) Missing for more than 1,500 years, the earliest known Latin commentary on the Gospels has been rediscovered at the Cologne Cathedral Library and was published in English this week.  The biblical commentary, penned by the fourth century Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia, was originally rediscovered in 2012 by Dr. Lukas Dorfbauer, a researcher from the University of Salzburg.

INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY – Topic 10: Theology, Science of the Faith (1)

José Morales
José Manuel Fidalgo

Theology is faith seeking understanding. It is not only a believed faith but a reasoned faith, faith that is thought out. It is, therefore, an intellectually rigorous activity carried out with faith and a critical and scientific attitude. The method that theology uses is a fundamental question required by its scientific character as an intellectual activity. In the case of theology, the contents are the revealed mysteries which determine the methodology of theology. These contents distinguish it from other sciences.

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (31) – What are the two other transcendentals?

Rev José Mario O Mandía

As we have seen last time, transcendentals are properties of being. We are discussing four of these transcendentals: unity, truth, goodness and beauty. We have said that the transcendentals refer to the same reality (same pragma or Bedeutung), but their senses are different from one another (each has its own pathema or Sinn). In short, they are not synonyms.

FORGIVENESS: THE FEAST OF GOD AND MAN – 17 September 2017 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Sir 27:30—28:7; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35
Fernando Armellini SCJ
Claretian Publications

A debtor who owed ten thousand talents was presented to the king. The talent is about thirty-six kilograms of gold; its value multiplied by ten thousand—the most elevated figure of the Greek language—amounts to a huge sum that corresponds to the salary of 200,000 years of work, 2,400,000 payrolls. It’s unthinkable that someone could repay such amount.

亞肋路亞 – Music by Aurelio Porfiri

Liturgical Mass Sheet

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – The ignored Orientalists (2)

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro

This week we continue our analysis of the pioneer Orientalists.

Besides the works mentioned in the previous chronicle, there is also another translation in Portuguese, also abbreviated, of the authorship of a certain priest Manuel de Oliveira, allegedly a Hindu converted to Catholicism. This translation, which differs greatly from the previous one, is today in the House of the Company of Jesus in Rome.

APOLOGETICS (2) – Can we rationally prove that God exists?


Objection 1:  We cannot prove God’s existence because we cannot affirm as as true something that we have not seen with our eyes or with instruments of scientific observation.


Sr. Judith Yuen, FMM

Young people need a peer group for their growth. In the group, they confirm each other’s identity. With the group’s support, they build up their confidence and self-esteem. They learn how to cooperate with others and to respect others’ ideas. The bond of the peer group can be so strong it will last a lifetime. The relationship built in the group often serves as mutual support for one another, especially during difficulties in life. The unity in the group can generate magnetic effect on those around, drawing them into the group. Let me illustrate the above phenomenon with my own experience in the parish – St. Lawrence Church.