POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTIAN LOVE PRACTICES JUSTICE, OVERCOMES ENMITY ESPECIALLY IN THE FAMILY, AND SAYS NO TO RETALIATION, HATRED AND VIOLENCE. AV summary + text.
POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTIAN LOVE PRACTICES JUSTICE, OVERCOMES ENMITY ESPECIALLY IN THE FAMILY, AND SAYS NO TO RETALIATION, HATRED AND VIOLENCE. AV summary […]
BEATITUDES EXPLAINED 4: WHAT IS THE SCRIPTURAL NOTION OF “RIGHTEOUSNESS” OR “JUSTICE”? “The notion of righteousness (or justice) in Holy Scripture is […]
Summary of Catholic Teaching Topic 36: SEVENTH COMMANDMENT “You shall not steal.” OUTLINE The universal destiny and private ownership of goods Use […]
POPE FRANCIS’ ADVICE TO ALL POLITICAL LEADERS In his speech to the US Congress on Sept. 24, 2015, Pope Francis reminded all […]
PRAY FOR THE MAY 2016 PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS. VOTE WITH REASON NOT WITH EMOTION. VOTE WISELY. As a Catholic priest, I should not and do not want to speak about politics for it is not my task. However, I am aware of my and the Church’s task to proclaim and uphold social justice so as to promote and protect the dignity of the human person, moved by the love of God and of one’s neighbor. It is worthwhile to urge and remind all […]
Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 7: ELEVATION TO THE SUPERNATURAL ORDER AND ORIGINAL SIN Author: Prof. Rev. Santiago Sanz, Dogmatic Theology, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce Elevation to the supernatural order When God created the first human couple, he constituted them in a state of holiness and justice, and offered them the grace of truly sharing in his divine life (cf. CCC 374, 375). This is how Tradition and the Magisterium throughout the centuries have interpreted the description of paradise contained in […]
THE GOLDEN RULE “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets (Mt 7:12).” Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us this “golden rule” which is a very useful criterion for our daily conduct and at the same time a guideline in our obligations towards our neighbor and the love we should have for others. However, it should not be interpreted superficially for it could become a selfish rule, that is, […]
ON CHARITY AND JUSTICE: LET GOD, AND ONLY GOD, BE THE JUDGE OF WHAT PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR HEART.ON CHARITY AND JUSTICE: LET GOD, AND ONLY GOD, BE THE JUDGE OF WHAT PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR HEART.
ON CHARITY AND JUSTICE: LET GOD, AND ONLY GOD, BE THE JUDGE OF WHAT PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR HEART. In today’s 1st reading taken from the 1st Book of Samuel 16:1–13, God asked the him to go to Jesse’s house for He has chosen one of his sons as king of Israel. When Samuel saw Jesse’s son Eliab, he “thought, ‘Surely the Lord’s anointed is here before him.’ But the Lord said to Samuel: ‘Do not judge from his appearance or […]
POPE FRANCIS ON CONVERSION: “WHAT SHOULD WE DO?” BE JUST, SHARE BASIC GOODS, NO KICKBACKS!, NO EXTORTION!
POPE FRANCIS ON CONVERSION: “WHAT SHOULD WE DO?” BE JUST, SHARE BASIC GOODS, NO KICKBACKS!, NO EXTORTION! Dear friends, in yesterday’s Angelus speech, Pope Francis exhorted everyone to live these following ideals in response to the question of the Jews to St. John the Baptist. We are encouraged to SHARE BASIC NECESSITIES, to say NO to ‘KICKBACKS” and NO TO EXTORTION. All of us are called to conversion and experience God’s mercy and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation. For […]