Towards Christian Unity in Melanesia from the Perspective of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in the Light of Ut Unum Sint
In response to the prayer of Jesus, “May they all be one” (Jn 17:21), taught by Unitatis Redintegretio and echoed by John Paul II in Ut Unum Sint to promote every suitable initiative aimed at witnessing to unity and communion between Christians, this thesis studies the path towards Christian unity in the context of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands (SI)…. It examines the possible efforts towards unity, and proposes ways of commitment for the Church in PNG and SI towards full communion in the faith, sacraments, and ministry. This is enhanced through the evangelization of culture; reverence for traditional beliefs; collaboration in responding to various social issues; promotion of peace; and integral ecology in the light of Church teachings.
The Life and Roles of the Priest in the Response of Man and the Church to the Trinitarian Call to Communion
Though tasked to lead God’s people toward the divine, in fulfillment of the basic calling to be in communion with the Trinitarian life, the priest has to be at the same time immersed in the world. He is thus one with the people entrusted to him while also being set apart for God.
The Effects and Impact on the Catholic Life and Beliefs of the Lay Mission Partners of Don Bosco Technical Institute–Makati City Regarding the Sexual Misconduct Committed by the Clergy
Sexual abuse scandals involving the clergy have erupted in recent years. The Church in the Philippines has not been spared and has apologized for sexual abuse cases committed by priests over the last 20 years.
Pope Benedict XVI’s Eucharistic Theology Based on His Corpus Christi Homilies and the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea: Toward a Melanesian Eucharistic Spirituality
The Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of Christian life, holds a special place in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI.
Prophetic Witnessing: One Effective and Relevant Method of New Evangelization Starting with the Family to be a Renewed Church
The Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II) challenges the Church in the Philippines to be a Renewed Church and to commit to the mission of integral evangelization to build up a new civilization of life and love.