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Friday, October 15, 2010

Katoliko Group Anniversary! Facebook posts and EWTN Notes

Hello groupmates!

Malapit na ang Anniversary ng ating Katoliko Group sa Oct 26. Nauna kong naisip na ipagdiwang ang ating anibersaryo ng isang buwan mula Oct 11 ngunit naging abala ako sa pag-buo ng presentasyon sa Encyclical ni Sto Papa Benito XVI na aking ibabahagi sa inyo sa loob ng 30 na ito. 

Kaya naman upang masimulan ang ating pagdiriwang, ipopost ko aking nga tala sa ilang mga serye ng EWTN, kasama ng aking mga pagninilay  na aking ibinahagi sa Facebook. 

Nawa'y magpatuloy pa ang ating samahan at pagtagpo natin kay Kristo sa ating Pananampalataya.

Happy Anniversarry!
Your groupmate,

Some points I got from PBXVI's message for WYD 2011:1)We have to be planted and built up in Jesus Christ 2) it is in our Christian Faith that we have a personal relationship w/Him, encounter Him, our true identity is revealed by Him and our life grows towards complete fulfilment.***EWTN is everywhere! Yahoo to the expanding global reach of authentic Catholic Preaching!


Wow! If Dives Misericordia meditated on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Veritatis Splendor meditated on the person's question:"what good must I do to have eternal life". Encyclicals are prisms that show the full color spectrum of the light given by the Gospel and the Cathechism! ** the Sunday Gospel reminds that our love for our neighbors should always be grounded and shaped by our love for God.


 May God stir in our hearts the urgency and more intensified desire to respond to His call, our mission that orients us towards the filling in our deepest hunger to love and to serve Him.**Let's listen to Bishop Tagle's Sunday Readings meditation


You can save people from loosing their faith by knowing Christ more and helping others do the same. Here is a beautiful testimony of Dr Scott Hahn and his wife Kimberly that has been re-told thousands of times which has continually made people cross the Tiber. Thanks for making us fall in love with Bible studies and jumpstarting our desires to deepen our knowledge of the Faith.


Our familiarity with Mary's role in man's salvation history is an indicator of the degree of our recognition of the unity of all the books in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation


Notes fr Social Doctrine by Msgr Stuart Swetland**
We are made for infinite love**Geneticist show that we all have a commone ancestor**Adam and eve didn't trust that God wants our Good

**Let's listen to Bishop Tagle's Gospel reflection. The Lord tells us that we should exceed the cleverness and zeal of wordly people and direct these things to fuel our desire to serve Him
Saw the movie Karol on EWTN. Wooow! This movie,which I rank 2nd on my favorite JP2 film list next only to"Witness to Hope", is a sort of a collage of the lessons I've learned from JP2. Maybe buying the DVD and donating to Lady of Peace Library so a lot of folks would benefit from it is a good idea!


"Be not afraid" is said to have appeared 366 times in the Bible from resurrection till the end. we have one for each day of the year including leap year**
Comfort those who are afflicted and aflict those who are overly comfortable**Instead of having more we have to move forward in being more is a humorous description of our social doctrine**
One tragic thing in life is not to be a saint **To be saint is follow our vocation to seek peace and justice**Social teaching is to sanctify the world**Justice is fidelity to the relatioship**The justice of God's kingdom is mercy**The church's social teaching helps us fulfill our vocation** God's Word and Thought is so real that it is a person, and the love between the father and son is the Holy Spirit. The thought and the person is not separate from God the Father, they are one being. He is a comunity of person, God is love. He is self sustained and does not need anything outside of himself. We are made out of love for love, out of communion for communion. Out of relatioship for relationship
So we can live with the communion with Him and brothers and sister and to be in harmony with creation with oursleves which is the original justice. We are made for God to be united with the infinite Love to fill the God-size hole in us**.in Christ we more than restored and because our relationship with God is restored..all other relationship can be healed and restored.**Grace can heal our internal disharmony**4 relationship that was affected by sin: With God. With others, with creation and with ourselves**
We have to go back to the very beginning to how God intended it to be**How can we love God who we can't see if don't love our brothers who we can see**Man is in the image of God coz they can think and choose..intellect and will,,also we are in the image of God coz we are called to live in communion and relationship**Francis' prayer shows that evil is the absence of good and that Christ has come here to fill that void**Mary is the model to receive grace and receive the truth. The magi found Christ in the arms of Mary

Notes from Priesthood through the Ages by Fr O'Connor**The priest is a priest because of his being even before his acting. The more pronounced the cross in the life of a priest is the more  effective is his priesthood. **
Difference of pagan/jewish priest with our priest is that he also offers himself, they are the priest and victims. Numbered among sinners so we can be united to God**
Everyhting that the priests do is an extension of the mass, letting the power of the sacrifice of the cross flow.

Gospel of Life byFr Meneses**
Do not accept anytihing of the one without the other (Faith and Reason) because having only one of the will be a destructive lie--edith stein**The loss of the sense of God is the loss of the sense of man**Kapax dei we are capable of God**The body is a part and parcel of who we are, the expression of our person- summary of JP2's Theology of the Body

the title of the video indicates that PBXVI's statement, warning us of the deception of the media, was directed against the mafia. This means that it might be reasonable to suspect that there is an intentional media movement to harm the Church. Let us find courage when Jesus, when put in political/religious trap of deciding whether to stone the woman, a was able to strike to the root of the problem by letting the Truth of Gospel shine forth!


Poverty is not just a problem to be solved, the poor people has to be loved**The poor people in the world might be those people who are in the aged homes**
We won't be able to adequately serve the poor if we don't let ourselves be filled with Christ**
God made us to work. For us not to work is against the 3rd commandment because it says there that for 6 days we will work and the rest on the 7th day.**Work became harder because of sin

One thing that the chess game shows us is not waste opportunities. As chess player should optimize his movements by doing meaningful ones, gaining any advantages and positioning pieces where they'll be most effective, Christians should take every opportunity to sanctify their lives, offer up even small works to God, and respond to our vocation in life where we will give Him the greater Glory**Let us pray that abortionists will peel off the layers of rationalizing they have built that desensitizes them and may they have compassion for the unborn babies


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Saturday, October 09, 2010

Diyos ng mga Biyaya

Makinig sa pagninilay ni Bishop Tagle


Lk 17:11-19 Gospel
As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,
he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.
They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying,
"Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!"
And when he saw them, he said,
"Go show yourselves to the priests."
As they were going they were cleansed.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan.
Jesus said in reply,
"Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine?
Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?"
Then he said to him, "Stand up and go;
your faith has saved you."


Kung minsan, matapos natin makatanggap ng biyaya mula sa Panginoon, nalilimutan natin ang Diyos na pinagmulan ng mga biyaya. Katulad ito ng nangyayari sa ating panahon ngayon sa ating lipunan kung saan nakakalimutan ang Diyos at natutuon na lamang sa salapi at iba pang materyal na bagay.

Kung makikita natin sa Ebanghelyo, nagbalik ang Samaritano kay Hesus upang magpasalamat. Ayon sa ating Santo Papa Benito XVI, ito ang kulang sa atin ngayon, ang pagtanaw natin ng utang na loob sa Diyos dahil sa Kanya nagmumula ang lahat at mula sa pagtanaw ng utang na loob sa Panginoon na ito ay ang udyok sa atin na kumilos sa di-makasariling pagmahal sa ating kapwa. Nasabi ni Sto. Papa Benito na ito ang atin kalikasan, tayo ay nilikha para sa handog, tumatanggap tayo ng handog ng Diyos at tinatawag tayo sa paghahandog sa ating kapwa. Ang ating paghahandog na ito ay nasa rurok sa ating pagbibigay ng ating sarili sa pamamagitan ng pakikiisa natin sa pangangailangan at pagdurusa ng ating mga kapus-palad na kapatid. Sa pakikiisa natin sa kanila dito ay naibabahagi natin ang ating presensiya, ang handog ng ating sarili.

Nakita din natin na ang nagbalik na Samaritano ay nakatanggap ng mas malaking biyaya, ang pamumukadkad ng kanyang pananampalataya na nagligtas sa kanya at nagbigay sa kanya ng walang-hanggang buhay.

Makikita natin na kahanay ng unang Ebanghelyo, sa unang pagbasa, nakita natin na ang Katotohanan ni Kristo ay di nakukulong ng pagkukulang ng makataong kultura o paniniwala. Iniwan ni Naaman ang kanyang diyus-diyosan dahil natagpuan niya ang Mismong Katotohanan, ang Diyos mismo. Ito ang tawag sa sangkatauhan, ang matagpuan ang katotohanan na siyang nagbibigay liwanag sa kung sino tayo na siyang inalok ni Elisha kay Naaman. Ito ang hamon sa ating panahon na walang-takot na ipangalat ang mabuting balita na ating ipinagkakait tuwing pinapalagpas natin ang pagkakataon na ibahagi ito sa iba.

Nawa'y magningning pa lalo ang liwanag ng Katotohanan na si Hesus, Nawa'y lagi nating isa-isip na ang lahat ng mayroon tayo ay galing sa Diyos at tayo di ay tinatawag na maging handog para sa Diyos at ating mga kapwa.

Your groupmate,