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Religious Celibacy and Community Life

Religious Celibacy is better lived in the community. “Because religious community is a school of love (Schola Amoris) which helps one grow...

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    Luke 13: 31-33 – Herod’s Intention to Kill Jesus

    Luke now gives a report about Herod’s (Antipas, the ruler of Galilee) murderous intentions with regard to Jesus (Lk 13: 31-33). It is exclusive...

    Luke 13: 22-30 – Admission to the Kingdom of God

    Luke begins the second part of the travel narrative with a reminder to the reader that Jesus is still on his way towards Jerusalem...

    Luke 13: 20-21 – Parable of Leaven

    Luke’s source for this parable is ‘Q’. The comparison in the parable is between the leaven and the Kingdom. A little leaven has the...

    Luke 13: 18-19 – Parable of Mustard Seed

    The two parables that follow (Lk 13: 18-19, 20-21), form a pair, Luke’s source is ‘Q’ (Cf. Mt 13: 31-33). We have already seen...

    Luke 18: 9-14 – Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector

    This episode (Lk 18: 9-14) which is unique to Luke brings in specifically Lukan part of the travel narrative (Lk 9: 51 – 18:...

    Luke 13: 10-17 – Healing of Crippled Woman

    Luke alone recounts the story of the healing of the crippled woman (Lk 13: 10-17). His source is ‘L’. Jesus who is on his...

    DAILY GOSPEL REFLECTIONS

    The love language

    7th Sunday of Ordinary Time (24th February, 2019) First Reading: 1 Sam 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23Second Reading: 1...

    3 tents in our hearts

    6th Week of Ordinary Time (23rd February, 2019) First Reading: Heb 11:1-7Gospel: Mk 9:2-13  In...

    SACRAMENTS

    Sacramental Effects of Eucharist

    We can jot down some of the sacramental effects of the Holy Eucharist as follows: -             1)  Unification with...

    Matter and Form of the Eucharist

    Today the Eucharist is seen more in a personalistic way; it is an encounter between Jesus Christ and the individual in the Church, hence...

    Sacramentality of Eucharist and Church Documents

    Pope Innocent III - On the sacramental form of the Eucharist cf. Christian Faith 1502. Pope Martin V - On the realism of the Eucharist...

    DOGMAS

    Jesus of History and Christ of Faith

    Inspired by the Enlightenment, Hermann Samuel Reimarus (d. 1768) a professor of Oriental languages at the university of Hamburg, had written a critical study...

    THEOLOGY

    Issues Affecting Family Life – Part 2

    Single Women The emphasis on a particular form of family life by the Church means that the role of single women and the contribution that...

    Hermeneutics of Eschatological Statements

    The content of Christian hope, and before that of biblical hope, has been expressed in prayer, confessions of faith, and catechesis in bold, concrete...

    FEASTS & SAINTS OF THE DAY

    MARIOLOGY

    Matthew 1: 19 – Suspicion of Joseph about Mary

    Joseph probably suspected adultery on the part of Mary and was planning to divorce her. He could have accused Mary publically, subjecting her to...

    LITURGY

    Advent Wreath: Meaning

    Advent Symbols and Customs

    Blessing of Advent Wreath

    Advent Season

    CODE OF CANON

    PROPHETS

    Amos, The Prophet

    SPIRITUALITY

    THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS

    INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

    Love, Wealth or Success

    Love filled Service

    HERESIES

    Jansenism

    Gnosticism