Day: December 14, 2018

FAITH ILLUSTRATED – Creed 07

Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son of God (20)

ASK THE LITURGIST (20) – Liturgical Group – 2

– Enrico Finotti If the three commissions adhere to this threefold way of proceeding they can only be effective in their ecclesial action and promote an authentic work of evangelization, sanctification and Christian life in charity. Unfortunately, in a widespread…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (12) – Were all the apostles of the same rank?

Christ giving the keys to Peter (1481-1482), Pietro Perugino, Sistine  Chapel (Vatican) – Rev José Mario O Mandía Jesus handpicked twelve men whose names are listed in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, and Luke 6:14-16) and in the…

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THE KEY TO PEACE – 16th December 2018, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 Shiu Lan www.FLL.cc In this third Sunday of Advent as we anticipate and prepare ourselves to relive the spirit of that first Christmas more than two thousand years ago, the scripture readings remind us…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (32)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro After the assault, devoid of anyone who understood the local language – “in the midst of hills frequented by thieves, without having to guide me along” – since the interpreters had been accomplices of the…

ST JOHN OF THE CROSS – God or nothing

– Aurelio Porfiri There are many differences among the saints. That is, there are many ways of being a saint even if all are united by the burning desire to follow God with all their strength. Sanctity is a river…

CHURCH FATHERS (36) – Rufinus of Aquileia

– Anastasios Rufinus of Aquileia, also called Tyrannius Rufinus (346-411) was a theologian and a writer. He was good friend of Saint Jerome. But the friendship took a bad turn and became bitter when they quarreled over the doctrines of…

UNITED WITH HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD IN MEETING THE BABY JESUS – Advent takes us to the Savior

– Miguel Augusto We began a new liturgical year (Year C), with Advent before Christmas. Four weeks to meditate on the mystery of the Incarnation, where there shine forth the Blessed Mother Mary and Our Lord Jesus Christ, God who…

SEASON OF HOPE – Where is my heart going?

– FAUSTO GOMEZ OP For Christians, the liturgical season of Advent is a very significant one. I wish to share with you some thoughts on the meaning and relevance of Advent not only during the season of Advent but through…