The two Articles about “the end of life”

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...

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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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Significant Work of Mercy: FRATERNAL CORRECTION

                FAUSTO GOMEZ OP (faustogomezb@yahoo.com)    Through Christian tradition, the corporal works of mercy were generally focused on almsgiving while the spiritual works of mercy on admonishing the sinner, usually understood as fraternal correction or...

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Remembering Saint John Paul II

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP On October 22, 2016 the Church celebrates the feast of Saint John Paul II: October 22 (1978) was the day of his papal inauguration. The Polish Pope was proclaimed a Saint by Pope Francis on April 27, 2014. Earlier, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed him...

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