Reflection on the Public Lecture

Reflection on the Public Lecture

 Marian Devotion in relation to Lumen Gentium and Marialis Cultus The lecturer, fr. Roland Mactal, introduced the Vatican II convoked in 1962 by Pope John XXIII, and closed by Pope Paul VI in the year 1965. Concerning Marian Devotion or Theology of Mary, he explains...

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Meaning of Suffering and Death

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP faustogomez@yahoo.com        Remember John, the patient with metastatic brain cancer? After discarding the option of euthanasia, which shortens life unethically, and of dysthanasia, which postpones death unduly, John has accepted orthothanasia or...

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The two Articles about “the end of life”

  Article 1: PROLONGING LIFE OR POSTPONING DEATH?   FAUSTO GOMEZ OP faustogomezb@yahoo.com                   John is 48 years old. He is terminally ill with brain cancer – and suffering terribly. His older brother who is a physician has accepted, and convinced John,...

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Dominic of Guzmán

José Luis de Miguel, OP jldemiguelf@gmail.com *** Dominic of Guzmán “He arrived as fire. He left as light”   Io-Ann Ianotti, O.P.      Dominic was a sensitive person, attentive to the aspirations and distresses of his contemporaries, for whom he was ready to...

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A Pilgrim’s Notes: OTHERS FRIENDLY

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP faustogomezb@yahoo.com      Someone said that “people are not bad; they just suffer.” People – most people – are good, and treat others with kindness and gentleness. Being “others friendly” in our daily life does not make it to the front pages of...

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Saint Catherine of Siena, A Patron of Macau

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP faustogomezb@yahoo.com      San Domingos Church in Macau is one of the favorite places for tourists and in particular for Christians and believers. The original structure of the Church was built upon orders of the first three Spanish Dominican...

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A Pilgrim’s Notes: UNIQUE SIGNIFICANCE OF “TODAY”

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP faustogomezb@yahoo.com        The Psalmist invites us: Today listen to his (God’s) voice, harden not your hearts! (Ps 95:7-8). Today, not yesterday, not tomorrow! Today, harden not your heart by not listening to God’s voice, that is, by not doing good...

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A Pilgrim’s Notes: VIRTUE FASCINATES

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP      In life, virtues are necessary and attractive sources of goodness and happiness. In classical ethics, in moral and spiritual theology, the study of virtue constitutes a fundamental significant chapter. Hereafter I wish to reflect on virtue and...

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A Pilgrim’s Notes: THE ENCHANTING WORLD OF DIVINE GRACE

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP          Who is a Christian? A Christian may be correctly defined as a baptized person, who is loyal to the Blessed Trinity – to the grace of the Holy Spirit. Divine grace is the foundation of our being and acting as Christians, who are called to a...

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