Saturday, February 16, 2019

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 4:1-13 – Temptation of Jesus

    The baptism of Jesus and his temptations in the desert are closely connected in the New Testament tradition. We recall that gospel of Mark...

    John 19:14 – Behold, Your King

    “Here is your King!” (Jn 19: 14) is another declaration made by Pilate that brings the trial to climax. Pilate challenges the Jews...

    John 19:5 – Behold, the Man

    The declaration by Pilate “Here is the man!” (Jn 19: 5) is not a superficial statement in the sense, “poor man” or “really...

    John 19:1-3 – Kingship of Jesus

    John 19: 1-3 is the central scene because the Kingship of Jesus is manifested here in the way he has been dressed up...

    John 18:39 – Jesus and Barabbas

    The comparison between Jesus and Barabbas is telling (Jn 18: 39-40). Jesus is presented as the “King of the Jews” (Jn 18: 39)....

    John 18:28 – 19:16 – Roman Trial of Jesus

    The trial before Pilate is arranged on the basis of the movement of Pilate between Jesus who is inside and the Jewish...

    Pity comes from Love

    5th Week of Ordinary Time (16th February, 2019) First Reading: Gen 3:9-24Gospel: Mk 8:1-10  In...

    Ask the Lord in faith

    5th Week of Ordinary Time (15th February, 2019) First Reading: Gen 3:1-8Gospel: Mk 7:31-37 Jesus...

    Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church

    There are seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, which according to Catholic theology were instituted by Jesus and entrusted to the Church. Sacraments are...

    Holy Eucharist: From Jewish Meal to Christian Meal

    The Jews of that time practised various religious meals either in the family or among friends. There were the purification meals for the membership...

    Second Eucharistic Controversy – BERENGAR against LANFRANC

    The tradition represented by Radbertus Paschiasius received some popularity. The idea of a physical miracle in the Mass gained increasing ground in popular piety....

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    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...

    Priestly Celibacy

    Priestly (Clerical) celibacy is traditional practice of the Catholic Church where all the ordained ministers remain unmarried. Theologically speaking this is an attempt to...

    Eschatology: General Understanding

    Eschatology is the systematic reflection on the content of our Christian hope. As corollary to this it also includes reflection on the risk of...

    Mary: A Model of Perfect Surrender

    Mary’s surrender to divine call is an example for consecrated men and women to respond to their call each moment. Mary becomes...

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