GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED (Jn 19:30).”


GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED(Jn 19:30).” “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS “Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus; but they shouted Out, “Crucify, crucify him!” “A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN. The Gospel of St. Luke 22: 39-46 recounts to us what happened after Jesus and the disciples observed the Passover meal: they went to Mount of Olives to pray. “And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of…

Summaries of Catholic Teaching. Topic 6: CREATION.


Summaries of Catholic Teaching. Topic 6: CREATION Author: Santiago Sanz Profesor of Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome) INTRODUCTION The importance of the truth about creation comes from its being the “foundation of God’s saving plans . . . the beginning of the history of salvation, which culminates in Christ” ( Compendium, 51). Both the…

Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 4: GOD’S NATURE AND ACTION.


Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 4: GOD’S NATURE AND ACTION Author: Giulio Maspero Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome)   Throughout human history, all cultures have given importance to God. Indeed, the first signs of civilization are generally found within the religious sphere. The vital and creative power behind every…