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IS IT IMPORTANT TO DEFINE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AS “ROMAN”? OF COURSE!

admin / February 21, 2020

– Corrado Gnerre I want to ask you why the Catholic church is defined as “Roman” and why it is less remembered nowadays. Dear …, the Catechism of Saint Pius X says (verbatim): “The true Church is also called ‘Roman’ because the four characters of unity, holiness, catholicity and apostolicity are found only in the Church which recognizes the Bishop…

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BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (68) – What does “Paschal Mystery” mean and what does it have to do with me?

admin / February 21, 2020

– Rev José Mario O Mandía When the Church talks about our faith, we always hear the term “Paschal Mystery.” What does it mean? The CCCC (no 112) explains that this term refers to the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Glorification of Jesus. The Paschal Mystery, it adds, “stands at the center of the Christian faith because God’s saving plan was…

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THE CHURCH CHRIST FOUNDED (7) – Christianity in the thirteenth century

admin / February 21, 2020

– Joni Cheng Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) created the most powerful papacy during the 13th century. He not only reformed and centralized church administration, but also became involved in political affairs.  In particular he contributed to the strengthening and renewal of the Church by successfully distancing the papacy from lay investiture by secular rulers. The investiture had some kind of…

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A CALL TO BE PERFECT – 23rd February 2020, 7th Week In Ordinary Time

admin / February 21, 2020

MATTHEW 5:38-48 – Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications Macau “Lord I am not worthy”- we repeat before receiving communion, aware that I know I can’t become bread broken, blood shed without reserve like you, for the brethren. I know that I will not have the strength to let myself “be consumed” by them. “I just come to beg your Spirit.”…

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THE VIRUS OF FEAR

admin / February 21, 2020

– Aurelio Porfiri People are sometimes very difficult to understand. But this does not make us think that it is their fault. Indeed, it may be very well our own fault. Our lack of understanding of some dynamics that influence their behavior and a level that is deeper than our common knowledge. One of the clear indicators of people’s behavior…

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GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (88)

admin / February 21, 2020

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Father Cabral’s life would be long and many geographies he would cover. If we followed it step-by-step, many are the stories to be told. Let us stay, therefore, in the region to which this set of chronicles is bound. Having just returned from Central Tibet, João Cabral would witness a decisive historical event: the Mogul…

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NEWS BRIEFS

admin / February 21, 2020

– Tej Francis Email:  tejfrancis@gmail.com WASHINGTON D.C CATHOLIC LAWYER GRILLED ON CONTRACEPTION DURING HOUSE HEARING (CNA) A Democratic congressman grilled a Catholic female law professor on her beliefs about contraception during a congressional hearing for a pro-abortion bill on Wednesday.