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CHURCH FATHERS (51) – Saint Optatus

– Anastasios In our little introductions to Church Fathers we are made aware of one important fact: how important they are for Christian literature of the 4th century. This was a century that has seen countless Christian minds, some very…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (27) – What are theological virtues?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía Supernatural faith is one of several supernatural virtues. Supernatural (or infused) virtues are those virtues that God gives us whenever we receive grace (e.g., when we pray or receive the sacraments).

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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE STORY OF OUR LORD’S PASSION WERE A REALITY SHOW? – 14th April 2019, Palm Sunday

Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Lk 22:14-23:5 – May Tam www.FLL.cc One common feature among the Gospel writers was the way they narrated the passion and the death of Jesus. No longer were the sayings and deeds of Jesus arranged according…

BETWEEN JUSTICE AND MERCY

– Vittorio Messori I have already talked about it in books and in some articles, but there are cases in which, indeed, repetita iuvant. I really believe this is one of those cases. In fact, for a long time now,…

A PRAYER IN TIMES OF TROUBLE – Do me justice, o God, and fight my fight against a faithless people

– Maria Kwak Last Tuesday, I took pleasure in joining the choral prayer service held at the Church of Saint Joseph, provided by the angelic voices of Eton College Chapel Choir. I was delighted to be part of worshipping the…

AGAINST ARIANISM – St Julius, Pope

St Julius was a Roman, and chosen Pope on the 6th of February in 337. The Arian bishops in the East sent to him three deputies to accuse St Athanasius, the zealous Patriarch of Alexandria. These accusations, as the order…

THE SUFFERANCE OF HERETICS

– Aurelio Porfiri A few days ago, a piece of news in Italian newspapers got a lot of comments and not without reasons. A young guy killed another one of his age because he could not stand that this person…

IDEOLOGY VS. REALITY – Gender theory

– José Maria C.S. André Pope Francis’s harsh references to gender ideology and the, equally strong, recent speech of the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations (9 March) drew the attention of commentators. I invite anyone who considers these declarations…