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Thursday, June 15, 2006

In Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Catholic Encyclopedia states this about the object of the devotion to the Sacred Heart The question lies between the material, the metaphorical, and the symbolic sense of the word heart; whether the object of the devotion is the Heart of flesh, as such, or the love of Jesus Christ metaphorically... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Remembering Francis

I first heard about him when I saw the movie "Brother Sun, Sister Moon". I was eight or nine years old then. But what drew me to the movie was the actress who played Claire. Francis appeared to me then as a rebel who hid his rebelliousness under the guise of sanctity. Nor did I care to pay attention... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Cardinal Posadas: A Victim of Drug Trafficking

From Guadalajara to Rome: the crozier of a victim of organized crime. ***** Crozier of Murdered Mexican Prelate Placed in Rome Church Ceremony in Remembrance of Cardinal Posadas of Guadalajara ROME, SEPT. 28, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The crozier of murdered Mexican Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo was... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Shot At The Back By Guerillas...

John Bradburne, OFM -- Franciscan Martyr "Do you have any Catholic saints, lately?" That was a fundamentalist asking. In answer to that question, here is one: John Bradburne, OFM -- martyred in Zimbabwe in 1979. Throughout his life as a lay Franciscan, he asked only for three things: to serve the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Moslems: Early Witnesses of the Rivalry Between Jews and Christians

A search in the Koran gave me the following data: The Cow 1. [2.62] Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 1, 2005

He Has Fought The Good Fight; He Has Run The Race

For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith. As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Sex Education For Our Elementary Students

No way, says the Cardinal. If elementary school teachers in the Philippines cannot teach other subjects well, how would they do in sex education? Link: ABS-CBNNEWS.COM. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is against teaching sex education in elementary schools even if surveys... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Media VS. Catholic Church in the Philippines

So it is going to be the media against the Catholic Church on this one. Since media was not able to bring down as many priests and bishops as they want through sex scandal stories, they have picked the Ligtas-Buntis program as their rallying cry. For what? I don't know. Here is an article by... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Dying Well

E. M. has been serving our parish well for the past twenty years. She was an active member of two organizations and has been personally looking over the parties held at the parish hall. The last time she cooked a wonderful meal for the parish priest and the members of the different religious... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Cholesterol and No Exercise Shall Be The Death Of Us

I was told yesterday that a new friar will be assigned to our convent. He was formerly assigned in the school where I was ages ago. He is in his early thirties and is currently working on his M. A. Last month he suffered a stroke and was sent to the hospital. He just got out and in recovery. Perhaps... Sign in to see full entry.

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