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EMPOWERING THE LAY FAITHFUL

September 19, 2014

Lords and shepherds  Rev. José Mario Mandía Jmomandia@gmail.com Through Baptism, we become other Christs (meaning “anointed”) who have been given Christ’s threefold function of priest, prophet and king. Last week, we saw how our kingly function obliges us to be masters of ourselves. It is a difficult task. This mastery requires effort and struggle. 

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PAUL WING, DOMINICAN BROTHER FROM MYANMAR

September 19, 2014

 “Democracy is the way” PEDRO DANIEL OLIVEIRA pedrodanielhk@hotmail.com After decades of an authoritarian regime, Myanmar is now on its way to democracy, a fact that Dominican brother Paul Wing sees with great optimism. In an interview with O CLARIM the descendant of the Portuguese people that originated the “bayingyi” ethnic group in his country praises the peaceful coexistence between Catholicism…

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TO LOVE IS TO FIGHT

September 12, 2014

Setting a strategy for the war within Fr. José Mario Mandía (文祖賢) “In the spring of the year,” chapter 11 of the Second Book of Samuel begins, “the time when kings go forth to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained  at Jerusalem. It…

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A PEOPLE THAT NEEDS FREQUENT FORGIVENESS

September 5, 2014

There’s room for one more REV. JOSE MARIO MANDIA A Catholic was talking to his non-Catholic friend. The friend told him, “Do you know why I don’t want to be a Catholic?” “No. Why?” “Because there are so many sinners in the Catholic Church.” “Oh, not to worry,” the friend replied, “there’s room for one more.”

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TILL THE END OF TIME

August 15, 2014

Did Jesus have a succession plan? JOSE MARIO MANDIA jmomandia@gmail.com Saint Paul says that God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:4). If that is so, then how did Jesus Christ assure that the things he taught would reach as many people as possible down the centuries? We need…

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