The Virtue of Wisdom in Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Virtue of Wisdom in Saint Thomas Aquinas

Abstract This lecture is an attempt to trace the evolution of the concept of wisdom as found in the thought of Aristotle and Aquinas. This is done in terms of how the Greek concept of wisdom as an intellectual virtue is understood and used to express the Christian...

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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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