Day: February 1, 2019

CHURCH FATHERS (42) – Saint John Climacus

– Anastasios When we talk of Saint John Climacus (525-605), we talk of a great protagonist of monasticism. He was a monk a the Mount Sinai Monastery, where he entered when he was 16. His monastic life at the beginning…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (18) – How about the Bible?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía The First Vatican Council defined the Bible in chapter 2 of its Dogmatic Constitution Dei Filius as the collection of books which, “written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, have God as their…

FEAT NOT, BE BOLD, FOR GOD IS WITH US! – 3rd February 2019, 4th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Cor 12:31 – 13:13; Luke 4:21-30 – Paul Yeung Luke puts this episode at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry for a reason. The remarkable contrast between the initial acceptance and admiration and the subsequent rejection…

A MEETING IN HEAVEN

– Vittorio Messori If I will be granted mercy to access the Paradise – of course, after an adequate “fee” to pay for the inconsistency between what I believed and how I lived – I will ask the great Custos,…

CARMELITE SPIRITUAL RETREAT AT CHOC VAN CONFERENCE CENTER

St Joseph Conference Centre (Choc Van) will hold a retreat on Carmelite Spirituality from 15 to 17 February (Friday to Sunday).

SAINT BRIGID OF IRELAND – Charity with no bounds

Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares a name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated.  There is much debate over her parents, but it is widely believed her mother was Brocca, a Christian…

ST JOHN BOSCO – To God who gladdens my youth

– Aurelio Porfiri If a Martian landed now from a distant planet on our land, what kind of news would he see about the Catholic Church? Reading the press, one would think that this religious institution is known almost only…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (38)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Dating back to 1953, the Dechencholing Palace, the official residence of the Bhutanese royal family, stands in a place full of history. There was there before a small fortress monastery that in 1641 Shabdrung reconsecrated…

NEWS BRIEFS

– Tej Francis ALBANY, NEW YORK ‘THIS IS PROGRESSIVE?’ NEW YORK BISHOPS REACT TO NEW ABORTION LAW (CNA) Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the state. The Reproductive…

CBCP PASTORAL STATEMENT – Conquering Evil with Good

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines “Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Our dear People of God, Peace be with you. We are aware that many of you have been wondering why your…