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The Principles of The Social Doctrine of The Church

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Social Teaching

Javier Hervada The encyclical Rerum Novarum (RN) is considered the first great social encyclical of modern times. It was published by Pope Leo XIII on May 15, 1891, a landmark date in the history of the Church Magisterium Forty years later, Pius XI commemorated it with the encyclical Quadragessimo Anno (QA), and on the eightieth …

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Major Types of Christ

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Christology, Jesus Christ, Old Testament

Major Types of Christ These are the large foreshadowings of the Messiah in Hebrew Scriptures. As Priest Genesis 14 18 And Mel-chiz’edek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and …

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You Will know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Adults, Bishops

by Bishop Samuel J. Aquila, D.D. In this pastoral letter, Bishop Aquila identifies the roots of dissent among Catholics, listing five main areas of concern. Catholics must be faithful to the teachings of the Church, and they must recognize that there are certain teachings in the deposit of faith that can never be changed. Catholics …

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Bridging the Gap

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Catechetics, Social Teaching

by Joe Tremblay Introduction A World without Christ: The year was 60 A.D. Seneca, a Roman philosopher, decided to go to the show; not a play in the theatre but a show of a real life and death drama. He didn’t know what he was getting into. He had heard about the gladiator shows at …

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Who Wrote the Gospels?

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Bible, Catechetics

  by Fr. William Saunders   With so much talk lately about the Gospels, I wonder, who wrote the Gospels and how do we know? To answer this question we must first be clear on how the Gospels were formed and what constitutes authorship. Citing Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), the …

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Pastoral Reflection on the Sacrament of Confirmation

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Confirmation, Sacraments

by Bishop Alvaro Corrada, S.J. On October 7, 2005 1) As your bishop and successor of the apostles amongst you, I desire to hand down the traditio received from the Lord Jesus and His apostles. In light of this mission, I offer these theological and pastoral observations in response to the request from the Presbyteral …

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The human person is at the heart of the whole social order

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Messages, Social Teaching

Below is address of Pope Benedict XVI to the members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. In this address he reminded them that “’The human person is at the heart of the whole social order and consequently at the very centre of your field of study. In the …

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Do Not Fear to Teach the Whole Truth about Morality to Youth ad Adults

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Ad Limina, Adults, Youth

  Below is Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the Bishops of Austria on their “ad limina” visit on Saturday 5 November 2005. In this address, He reminded the Bishops the topics concerning the truth of faith and especially moral doctrine must be adequately presented in catechesis and preaching in their Dioceses and that at times. …

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Every Baptized Person Deserves to be Educated in the Faith

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Ad Limina, Adults, Youth

In this address, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to a group of Bishops from Poland about the importance of Christian education . He said that every baptized person deserves to be educated in the Faith, and reminded the bishops of their responsibility to form the youth by encouraging them to participate in Mass. He also encouraged them …

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Gathering together to encounter the Lord Jesus Christ

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Messages, Youth

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL DAY OF YOUNG CATHOLICS OF THE NETHERLANDS   Dear young Friends, I would like to send my cordial greetings to you all, gathered in Nieuwegein for the First National Day of Young Catholics of The Netherlands. I greet Cardinal Adrianus Simonis, Archbishop of Utrecht and …

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