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INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY – Topic 7: Sacred Tradition (3)

José Morales
José Manuel Fidalgo

3. Tradition and Rule of Faith

3.1 Conservation and transmission of apostolic preaching

The Constitution Verbum Dei of the Second Vatican Council teaches that “the apostolic preaching, which is expressed in a special way in the inspired books, was to be preserved by an unending succession of preachers until the end of time. … Now what was handed on by the Apostles includes everything which contributes toward the holiness of life and increase in faith of the peoples of God; and so the Church, in her teaching, life and worship, perpetuates and hands on to all generations all that she herself is, all that she believes.”

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (17) – What is the fallacy of the undistributed middle?

Rev José Mario O Mandía

Today we will take up two rules concerning the middle term.

Rule 3: The middle term cannot occur in the conclusion. The middle term is only the bridge that allows us to make the connection between the minor term (S) and the major term (P). It cannot be involved in the conclusion. Though this is quite obvious, it often happens that we mix up the middle term with the two other terms. For example:

LIFE MATTERS (2) – A terminal patient begs, “Please, let me go”

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP

A doctor writes: My younger brother John is suffering terribly due to a terminal brain cancer.  He is asking me: “Please, let me go.” Watching him suffer so much, I am inclined to help him end his life.”

MANDATE OF THE CHURCH TO CONTINUE HIS MISSION – 28 May 2017 – The Lord’s Ascension (A)

Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20
Fernando Armellini
Claretian Publications

Matthew does not describe the ascension of Jesus as the Acts of the Apostles do but, using different images, he suggests the same message. Unlike Luke and John, he places the encounter with the Risen Lord not in Jerusalem but in Galilee. This geographical setting has a theological value: the evangelist wants to say that the mission of the Apostles begins where their Master had begun.

THE ROSARY, A MOMENT OF PRAYER THAT UNITES VIETNAMESE CATHOLICS – Vietnam

Our Lady of La Vang

Thanh Thuy

(AsiaNews) – May 2017, the Marian month in which the Centenary of the Appearances of Our Lady of Fatima are celebrated, is even more special for Vietnamese Catholics. Extremely devoted to the Blessed Virgin, they are accustomed to reciting the Holy Rosary every day. For the country’s approximately 7 million Catholics, saying three to ten Hail Mary’s throughout the day is a common practice.

THE CLOSEST THING TO WALKING WITH JESUS – Perpetual Adoration

Philip Kosloski

(Aleteia) The term sounds rather strange and archaic, but “Perpetual Adoration” refers to one of the greatest gifts God has given humanity.

POPE FRANCIS: ‘WE HAVE A MOTHER. CLING TO HER’ – Pilgrims flood to Fatima for Graces and Protection from Our Lady

Jasmin Yiu

This year, the centennial of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, an estimated eight million people headed to Fatima on 13 May, also to attend the canonization of the two children Jacinta and Francisco.

BISHOPS GIVE PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE FAITHFUL – Marawi City Siege

From reports by Roy Lagarde

(CBCP News) A Catholic bishop called on the faithful to cling to faith despite suffering from the violence sweeping Marawi City.

MARIAN APPARITIONS (18) – Amsterdam, Holland

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to the Dutch visionary, Ida Peerdeman in Amsterdam, Holland under the title of the “Lady of All Nations” in 56 apparitions from March 25, 1945 to May 31, 1959. These apparitions were followed by a series of “Eucharistic Experiences” received by the visionary from July 1958 to May 1970.