|Posted by lee on June 20, 2011 at 8:00 AM||comments (130)|
"Teacher, what must I do . . .?"
2052 "Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?" To the young man who asked this question, Jesus answers first by invoking the necessity to recognize God as the "One there is who is good," as the supreme Good and the source of all good. Then Jesus tells him: "If you would enter life, keep the commandments." And he cites for his questioner the precepts that concern love of neighbor: ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on January 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
The Formation of Conscience
1783 Conscience must be informed and moral judgment enlightened. A well-formed conscience is upright and truthful. It formulates its judgments according to reason, in conformity with the true good willed by the wisdom of the Creator. the education of conscience is indispensable for human beings who are subjected to negative influences and tempted by sin to prefer their ow...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on January 31, 2011 at 7:59 AM||comments (0)|
Description more than Prescription – A Meditation on the Gospel of the Beatitudes from the 4th Sunday of the Year
By: Msgr. Charles Pope.
The Gospel passage on Beatitudes is one of the most familiar of Scripture. Yet, though familiar, these Beatitudes remain difficult to understand. This is because they are very paradoxical. The word paradox refers to a statement that goes against the common understanding or intuition. We do not usually call the poor blessed...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on December 2, 2010 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Ang Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Jesus
KAPANGANAKAN NI JESUS SA BUWAN NG DISYEMBRE
Tungkol naman sa tuligsang nagsasabing hindi ipinanganak sa buwan ng Disyembre, alamin natin ito sa Banal na Kasulatan. Ang lahi ng mga Judio ay mula sa lahi ni Abraham. At ayon sa kasulatan wala pang Judio or Israel noong mga panahong iyon. Si Abraham ay ipinanganak sa UR sakop ng Chaldea ay isang pagano. Pinili siya ng Diyos na maging Ama ng maraming bansa na magiging piling tao ng Diyos. Sa paglipas n...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on August 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM||comments (0)|
Fundamentalists often challenge the Catholic practice of asking saints and angels to pray on our behalf. But the Bible directs us to invoke those in heaven and ask them to pray with us.
Thus, in Psalm 103 we pray, "Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers that do his will!" (Ps. 103:20?21). And in the opening verses of Psalms 148 we pr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on April 17, 2010 at 10:46 AM||comments (0)|
The Catholic Church has always condemned abortion as a grave evil. Christian writers from the first-century author of the Didache to Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life") have maintained that the Bible forbids abortion, just as it forbids murder. This tract will provide some examples of this consistent witness from the writings of the Fathers of the Church.
As the early Christian writer Tertullian pointed out, the law of Moses o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on March 19, 2010 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
1786 Faced with a moral choice, conscience can make either a right judgment in accordance with reason and the divine law or, on the contrary, an erroneous judgment that departs from them.
1787 Man is sometimes confronted by situations that make moral judgments less assured and decision difficult. But he must always seriously seek what is right and good and discern the will of God expressed in divine law.
1788 To this purpose, man strives to interpret the data of ex...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on February 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM||comments (2)|
There are few more confusing topics than salvation. It goes beyond the standard question posed by Fundamentalists: "Have you been saved?" What the question also means is: "Don't you wish you had the assurance of salvation?" Evangelicals and Fundamentalists think they do have such an absolute assurance.
All they have to do is "accept Christ as their personal Savior," and it's done. They might well live exemplary lives thereafter,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on February 13, 2010 at 12:21 AM||comments (0)|
The historic Christian practice of asking our departed brothers and sisters in Christ the saints for their intercession has come under attack in the last few hundred years. Though the practice dates to the earliest days of Christianity and is shared by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, the other Eastern Christians, and even some Anglicans meaning that all-told it is shared by more than three quarters of the Christians on earth it s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by lee on December 18, 2009 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Did you experienced how the devil perish you? Like the many stories of the disciples of Jesus eitheir in the past centuries and in the new era ,.Our Church proving that Jesus through His apostles is not easy to understand without giving time to learn and to hear his voice and our Father's will, even in the midst of this noisy world. Admit that...Read Full Post »