Scraps From A Spiritual Diary

Friday, February 11, 2005

Take Up Your Cross Daily

And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Lu 9:23 " Follow me." This was the Lord's invitation to the first disciples. He called them from their work to walk behind him in the manner of students so as to be with him, so that... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 6, 2005

News: Carbon Dating of Shroud Wrong: It MIght As Well Be Jesus's Shroud

Link: The New York Times > Science > Shroud of Turin: Old as Jesus?. The Shroud of Turin is much older than the medieval date that modern science has affixed to it and could be old enough to have been the burial wrapping of Jesus, a new analysis concludes. Since 1988, most scientists have... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The Total Christ

The doctrine of the Totus Christus is Augustinian; it is the result of Augustine's continued reflection on the Pauline theological insight on the Body of Christ and the Johanine chapters on the Eucharist (John 6) and the vital relationship between Christ and his disciples in the "Vine and the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 28, 2005

A conversation in heaven about us

The Bosnia-Croatia Bible website has a good parable about what the Lord did for us. The first time I saw it, I was reminded of what Scott Hahn was talking about this afternoon during an EWTN program: "He paid for a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay." The parable entitled "A... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 24, 2005

This Thing About Religion

A lot of people don't realize that talk about religion as opposed to non-religion only came out as a result of the rise of atheism. And atheism is very recent, a creation of Western civilization. The motivations for this come from the 18th century with the rise of rationalism. Previous to this,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Give Them Time And They'll Come Around

NEW YORK Dec 9, 2004 — A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God more or less based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Another Book From Karol Wojtyla

John Paul II will perhaps be known as the Pope who shared his faith with us. Of course the other Popes before him did it in their own way; John Paul II did it in a way that leaves no mistaking that he is indeed sharing his pilgrimage of faith with us. Sources of Renewal was the first written work of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 3, 2005

Interview About The Priesthood: Questions I Would Have Liked To Answer

Interviews about the priesthood especially when done by students doing an assignment are predictable. The questions don't give the priest a chance to say something that really comes from their heart of hearts. I've heard this morning's questions so many times before that I just gave the answers that... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Jesus Seminar

I've been reading Lee Strobel's " A Case for Jesus." I was surprised to find out that in matters of Christology, I've been un-updated! There was one group of scholars that kept getting mentioned in the book. It is called "The Jesus Seminar." It turns out that the group gained prominence beginning... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

In The Beginning, A Love Story

I was reading Matthew's account of the conception of the Lord and it struck me that at the beginning of the Incarnation of the Word of God, there is a love story: that of Joseph and Mary. The biblical narratives don't give us much. But the line where it says that Joseph, instead of denouncing Mary... Sign in to see full entry.

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