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Of Mentors and Students (Silence, and My Own Struggles – conclusion)

Here’s my take on Silence using the youth ministry lens: It strikes me that the young Jesuit priests Rodrigues (portrayed by Andrew Garfield) and Garupe (Adam Driver) were both students of Ferreira (Liam Neeson). Their determination to go and search for him, despite the threat of persecution and death (shown in the introductory scenes when the two were discussing plans with their superior), and then the crucial, face-to-face confrontation between Rodrigues and Ferreira later, were two pivotal and potent moments.

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The Church as Communion: Gift from God and Call to love

Ongoing Formation Series (OGF) AY 2017-2018 Talk 1

From the moment of its birth, communion was meant to be a mark of the Church. It is after all as Vatican II clearly taught, the People of God. It is not an edifice or building but “the people loved by God and called into a communion of life and love with Him and with one another.” Speaking on the Church as Communion, Professor of Dogmatic Theology Fr. Anthony Nguyen, SDB began the OGF Series this year….

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2nd Sunday of Easter | April 23, 2017

Homily available in English and Filipino Fr Chito Dimaranan’s homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017.   Para sa ika-2 Linggo ng Pasko ng Muling Pagkabuhay, ika-23 ng Abril 2017. Readings Acts 2:42-47 Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 Pt 1:3-9 Jn 20:19-31...

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Celebrating Easter

I took advantage of the schedule, silence, and serenity of my recent spiritual retreat to write these lines. Holy Week might be over, but this year I intentionally timed my retreat on this sacred moment, this venerable high point in the Catholic liturgical calendar. I...

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