Month: January 2019

CHURCH FATHERS (41) – Didymus of Alexandria

– Anastasios Didymus of Alexandria (310-395), also called “the blind,” was born in Alexandria and lost his sight from the age of 5. He was a very well versed scholar, fond of Plato and Aristotle, and was the head of…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (17) – What does “Sacred Tradition” mean?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía We have seen last time that Apostolic Tradition is transmitted through Sacred Tradition and through Sacred Scripture (cf CCCC 13). Let us discuss Sacred Tradition first. What do we mean by “Sacred Tradition”? The…

YOUR WORD: JOY OF MY HEART, LIGHT TO MY FEET – 27th January 2019, 3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time

Neh 8:2-10; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4, 4:14-21 – Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau It was a Saturday. Like every pious Jew, Jesus goes to the synagogue. There are two readings and the one who reads the second text…

SAINT PETER THOMAS (1305-1366) – Messenger of Peace

– Tej Francis Peter Thomas was born in the southern Périgord region of France, to a very poor peasant family. His piety and skill as a teacher attracted the attention of the Carmelite prior of Bergérac, who invited him to…

SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES, PATRON OF JOURNALISTS AND WRITERS AND PATRON OF THE SALESIANS – Propagator of the love of Christ

– Miguel Augusto (*) Yesterday, January 24, was the liturgical feast of St Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Through preaching, writing and spiritual counselling, he performed prodigies of apostolate and wrote marvellous works of spirituality, and…

LESSONS FROM THE APOSTLE OF THE GENTILES – Conversion and rebirth

Conversion on the way to Damascus by Caravaggio (Image by Wikipedia) – Aurelio Porfiri One of the images most impressed in the collective imagination regarding Christianity is that of the conversion of St Paul, which the Church celebrates on January…

TEACHERS – A million thanks

– FAUSTO GOMEZ OP After Albert Camus received the news of the Nobel Prize for Literature, he wrote a letter to his teacher Monsieur Germain (November 1957): “I have just been given far too great an honor, one I neither…

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AT THE SERVICE OF SOCIETY (1) – The “Catholic” Identity of Catholic schools

– Fr Leonard E. Dollentas The Catholic University of America (CUA) has long been considered as the National University of the Catholic Church in the United States. Like most private institutions today, CUA is recently going through financial difficulties, incurring…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (37)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The report tells us that on the day Cacela and Cabral arrived at Rintam (now Chapcha, as we have seen), there also arrived a relative of the man who had negotiated the journey in Rangamati….

NEWS BRIEFS

– Tej Francis PANAMA CITY, PANAMA SMALL, WELL-FUNDED LGBT GROUP TO CHALLENGE CATHOLIC TEACHING AT WORLD YOUTH DAY (CNA) A U.S.-based coalition of dissenting Catholics, whose backers include wealthy non-Catholic funders, is sending a small group of LGBT activists to…