This is an index of all files in the EWTN "Doctrine" Document Library as of 10/18/2013 sorted by library and title



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1. DOCTRINE - VSDEFEAT.TXT - 'Veritatis Splendor' Defeats 'New Morality'
Frank Morriss

This article was taken from the November 4, 1993 issue of 'The Wanderer,' 201 Ohio Street, St. Paul, MN 55107, 612-224-5733. S ubscription Price: $35.00 per year; six months $20.00. MORRISS VERITATIS SPLENDOR DISCENT

2. Doctrine - valkb16carit.htm - Caritas in Veritate in Daily Life
Fr Christopher Valka, CSB

Father Valka, of Salt and Light Television Network, Canada, parries criticisms of the Papal Encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, by pointing out that it was written to provoke dialogue and raise questions regarding the challenges of living the Gospel the modern age. WORK GLOBALIZATION SOCIAL TEACHING DOCTRINE PRO-LIFE POVERTY CONSUMERS

3. Doctrine - zcant1adv08.htm - 1st Advent Sermon, 2008
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the Advent homily Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, delivered 5 December 2008 in the Vatican in the presence of Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia. This is the first of three Advent sermons the preacher will deliver on the theme "'When the Fullness of Time Had Come, God Sent his Son, Born of a Woman': Going With St. Paul to Meet the Christ Who Comes." CONVERSION BAPTISM METANOIA GOOD WORKS JUSTIFICATION FAITH

4. Doctrine - zcant1adv10.htm - 1st Advent Sermon, 2010
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is the Advent reflection delivered Friday, 3 December 2010, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, for Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. The talk was titled: "The Christian Answer to Atheist Scientism." NEW EVANGELIZATION SCIENCE DARWIN NEWMAN DAWKINS ATHEISM MIND PASCAL COSMOS DIVINIZATION DIVINE IMAGE ORTHODOX

5. Doctrine - zcant1lent08.htm - 1st Lenten Sermon
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is the Lenten meditation delivered 22 February 2008 by Capuchin Father Rainero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, to Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia, titled "Jesus Began to Preach: The Word of God in the Life of Christ." The theme of Father's Lenten messages is "The Word of God Is Living and Effective," particularly when heard in the Liturgy of the Word. PAPACY PETRINE OFFICE PREACHING KAIROS MYSTERY DABAR SACRAMENT

6. Doctrine - zcant1lent09.htm - 1st Lenten Sermon 2009
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the first Lenten sermon Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, gave Friday at the Vatican in the presence of Benedict XVI and the Curia. His theme was the Holy Spirit in the creation and transformation of the Cosmos. PAUL SCIENCE INTELLIGENT DESIGN EVOLUTION MATTER CHANCE TRINITY DE CHARDIN BASIL RUACH ECOLOGY

7. Doctrine - zcant1lnt11.htm - 1st Lenten Sermon 2011
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.

Today there is "an ill-fated separation" between two dimensions of love, according to Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher of the Pontifical Household, in his first Lenten sermon before Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. As reported by ZENIT, Father Cantalamessa said that "in the world we find eros without agape; among believers we often find agape without eros." NYGREN ST BERNARD MYSTICISM LUTHER PLATO

8. Doctrine - zcant2adv08.htm - 2nd Advent Sermon, 2008
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his second Advent homily for 2008, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, advised that the old points of controversy between Catholics and Protestants were out of date, when modern man has lost touch with the fundamentals of the Faith. METANOIA CONVERSION REFORMATION COUNTER-REFORMATION JUSTIFICATION WORKS

9. Doctrine - zcant2adv10,htm - 2nd Advent Sermon, 2010
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is the Advent reflection delivered Friday, 10 December 2010, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, for Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. The talk was titled: "We Proclaim to You the Eternal Life (1 John 1:2): The Christian Response to Secularism." ETERNITY SECULARISM HADRIAN PLATO IMMORTALITY RESURRECTION HEGEL MARX KIERKEGAARD UNAMUNO ENLIGHTENMENT AUGUSTINE HOLY SPIRIT CABASILAS BEDE NEWMAN FUNERAL GERONTIUS

10. Doctrine - zcant2lent09.htm - 2nd Lenten Sermon 2009
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

The Holy Spirit is the new law, working through charity in our hearts, says the preacher of the Pontifical Household. Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa said this 20 March in his second Lenten sermon for 2009, given to the Curia at the Vatican. The theme of the sermon was " The Law of the Spirit That Gives Life: The Holy Spirit, the New Law of Christians." PENTECOST TORAH NEW COMMANDMENT LOVE LIBERTY KIERKEGAARD AUGUSTINE

11. Doctrine - zcant2lnt11.htm - 2nd Lenten Sermon 2011
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.

There's a special kind of faith: a faith-astonishment, a faith that makes us happy. And this, says Father Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, is faith in God's love for us. This is his second Lenten sermon before Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. CREATION REVELATION SCRIPTURE PATERNAL MATERNAL SPOUSAL LOVE INCARNATION BAPTISM C.S. LEWIS

12. Doctrine - zcant2lent08.htm - 2nd Lenten Sermon of Father Cantalamessa
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is the Lenten meditation delivered 29 February 2008 by Capuchin Father Rainero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, to Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia, titled "'For Every Useless Word': Speaking 'as With Words of God.'" The theme of Father's Lenten messages is "The Word of God Is Living and Effective." This week, uselessness of human words is contrasted with the effectiveness of God's Word. FALSE PROPHETS JUDGMENT JEREMIAH SCRIPTURE BIBLE

13. Doctrine - zcant3adv08.htm - 3rd Advent Sermon, 2008
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his third Advent homily for 2008, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, urged the faithful to follow the example of Mary and spiritually give birth to Christ this Christmas. This was the last Advent sermon the preacher wrote on the theme "When the Fullness of Time Had Come, God Sent his Son, Born of a Woman: Going With St. Paul to Meet the Christ Who Comes." PREEXISTENCE INCARNATION ANTIOCHENE ALEXANDRIAN SCHOOL GNOSTICISM DOCETISM LECTIO DIVINA MATERNITY ISAAC OF STELLA AMBROSE FRANCIS OF ASSISI BONAVENTURE

14. Doctrine - zcant3adv10.htm - 3rd Advent Sermon, 2010
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the Advent reflection delivered, 17 December 2010, Friday by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, for Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. The talk was titled: "'Always Be Ready to Give an Explanation to Anyone Who Asks You a Reason for Your Hope' (1 Peter 3:15): The Christian Response to Rationalism." NEWMAN FAITH PASCAL KIERKEGAARD OTTO SACRED NUMINOUS IRRATIONAL DOSTOYEVSKY ATHEISM MYSTICS EDITH STEIN TERESA BENEDICTA CHRISTMAS

15. Doctrine - zcant3lnt11.htm - 3rd Lenten Homily 2011
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.

Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, continued with his Lenten series on love, saying that after the first two meditations on the love of God as gift, the time had come for a reflection on "the duty to love, in particular, the duty to love our neighbor." EROS AGAPE CHARITY

16. Doctrine - zcant3lnt12.htm - 3rd Lenten Homily 2012
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.

This is the third Lenten homily delivered on 23 March 2012 by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. His Lenten series, intended to refresh our belief through a renewed contact with the Great Doctors of the Eastern Church, continued with St Basil. HOLY SPIRIT CONSUBSTANTIAL PARACLETE PNEUMATOLOGY AMBROSE ESCHATOLOGY MORTIFICATION PLOTINUS

17. Doctrine - zcant3lent08.htm - 3rd Lenten Sermon of Father Cantalamessa
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This the third Lenten meditation delivered 7 March 2008 by Capuchin Father Rainero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, to Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia, titled "Welcome the Word: The Word of God As a Way of Personal Sanctification." Father described the reading the Bible at home as "irreplaceable." LECTIO DIVINA HERMENEUTICS FUNDAMENTALISM CREATIONISM HYPER-CRITICISM

18. Doctrine - sacercael40.htm - 40th Anniversary of Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Sacerdotalis Caelibatus
Card. Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M.

Cardinal Hummes, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, recalls milestones in the long history of priestly celibacy in the West, leading up to Paul VI's Encyclical. The Cardinal states that "there is no other possible interpretation or justification of ecclesiastical celibacy than unreserved dedication to the Lord." EASTERN CHURCHES VIRGINITY PRIESTHOOD CHASTITY VOCATION

19. Doctrine - zcant4lnt11.htm - 4th Lenten Homily, 2011
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.

Here is a translation of the fourth Lenten homily delivered 8 April 2011 in the Vatican by Father Raniero Cantalamessa to Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia. The homily is titled "Love Must Be Active: The Social Relevance of the Gospel." CHARITY SOCIAL DOCTRINE COMMUNISM LIBERAL DIALECTICAL THEOLOGY NIETZSCHE SERVICE

20. Doctrine - zcant4lnt12.htm - 4th Lenten Homily, 2012
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

This is the fourth Lenten homily delivered on 30 March 2012 by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. His Lenten series, intended to refresh our belief through a renewed contact with the Great Doctors of the Eastern Church, was concluded with St Gregory of Nyssa. AUGUSTINE FAITH CREED TRINITY GREGORY NAZIANZ MOSES REASON KIERKEGAARD ANGELA FOLIGNO PRESENCE

21. Doctrine - zcant4lent09.htm - 4th Lenten Sermon 2009
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is the fourth and last Lenten sermon given by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, Friday, 4 April, at the Vatican in the presence of Benedict XVI and the Curia. Continuing his theme on the Holy Spirit, Father Cantalamessa speaks of the Spirit as the Promise of the Father and the source of our hope. FIRST FRUITS PENTECOST PAROUSIA CHARISMS ESCHATOLOGY PNEUMATOLOGY TRADITION PARACLETE

22. Doctrine - zcant4lent08.htm - 4th Lenten Sermon of Father Cantalamessa
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This the fourth Lenten meditation delivered 14 March 2008 by Capuchin Father Rainero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, to Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia, titled "The Letter Kills, the Spirit Gives Life: The Spiritual Reading of the Bible." Not only did the Spirit breathe forth Scripture to the inspired writers, Scripture breathes forth the Spirit to those who read spiritually. HOLY SPIRIT DIVINE INSPIRATION THEOPNEUSTOS THEANDRIC DOCETISM EBIONITES

23. DOCTRINE - TRIGINFL.HTM - A Discussion Of Infallibility
Fr. John Trigilio

Fr. Trigilio explains papal infallibility. TRIGILIO INFALLIBILITY EX CATHEDRA

24. Doctrine - respcdfbapt.htm - A New Response of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Validity of Baptism
Mons. Antonio Miralles

In reference to the Response of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1 February 2008) to a question on the validity of baptisms conferred with other than the traditional formula, Mons. Miralles explains the necessity of naming the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Alternative names have no authority from Scripture, nor do they properly distinguish the three Persons of the Trinity. SACRAMENTS SALVATION AUGUSTINE AQUINAS APPROPRIATION CHARACTER FEMINISM

25. Doctrine - reflpryrdead.htm - A Reflection on the Significance of Praying for the Dead
Michael Monshau, OP

Father Michael Monshau, Professor of liturgy, homiletics and spirituality at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome, reminds us that, while it is laudable to give flowers and gifts to charity at the death of a friend or family member, of far greater benefit to the departed are prayers, sacrifices, and Masses, for the release of their souls from Purgatory. CULTURE PROTESTANTS LUTHER II MACCABBEES

26. Doctrine - ZADVNT04.HTM - Advent Reflections 2004
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Three reflections, delivered in December 2004 to the Pope and his aides in the Roman Curia, by the Pontifical Household preacher, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, on the Holy Eucharist, in light of the hymn Adoro Te Devote. MASS TRANSUBSTANTIATION TRANSFIGURATION TRANSFINALIZATION INCARNATION HOLY SPIRIT

27. Doctrine - Angelwitness.htm - Angelic Witness: Uniting Heaven and Earth
Jean Galot, S.J.

Father Galot describes the role of Angels as intermediaries, in the Old Testament, but also in the New, through their close association with Christ the Mediator. JACOBS LADDER

28. DOCTRINE - ANGELS.TXT - Angels
Fr. John Trigilio

Father explains that if the angels had enjoyed 'the Beatific Vision, they metaphysically could NOT have been tested or tempted and Lucifer and his accomplices would NEVER have rebelled and sinned.' ANGELS DEVILS BEATIFIC VISION TRIGILIO HEAVEN

29. Doctrine - zangelfriend.htm - Angels, Our Best Friends
ZENIT

There is a lack of education about angels, especially among young Christians, and other groups take advantage of this vacuum, warns an expert on angelology. Father Marcello Stanzione, a priest at the Abbey of Santa Maria La Nova in Campagna, Italy, and author of numerous essays and books on angelology, spoke with ZENIT about the modern perception of angels. GUARDIAN ANGELS WHITE MAGIC LUCIFER CREATION

30. Doctrine - ZJP2THOS.HTM - Aquinas and John Paul II on Sacrifice and Communion
ZENIT

The writings of John Paul II and St. Thomas Aquinas are alike in presenting the Eucharist as primarily sacrifice. (See Ecclesia de Eucharistia.) So said Matthew Levering, co-founder and professor of Ave Maria College's Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal, in a speech delivered August 2003 at the "John Paul II and the Renewal of Thomistic Theology" conference at Ave Maria. TRANSUBSTANTIATION SACRAMENT COMMUNION LAST SUPPER

31. DOCTRINE - ANGLDIFF.TXT - Authoritatively No Authority to Ordain Women
Stanley L. Jaki

Fr. Jaki discusses ordination of women in the Anglican Church and Cardinal Newman's lectures, 'Anglican Difficulties.' JAKI ANGLICAN WOMEN ORDINATION NEWMAN ENGLAND

32. Doctrine - authtoserve.htm - Authority to Service
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In EWTN's televised Mass, Father Miguel, MFVA, gave a homily for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, 22 February 2007. Father observed that the authority of St. Peter, and of his successors, originated not from himself, but from Christ. It is the authority not to domineer, but to serve. PAPACY PRIMACY CYPRIAN BIND LOOSE

33. DOCTRINE - BAPTISM.TXT - Baptism
Various

This file contains excerpts about Baptism from; 'The Question & Answer Catechism,' the 'Summa Theologica,' 'The Modern Catholic Dictionary,' 'The Catechism Explained,' 'The Catechism of the Council of Trent,' and the 'Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma.' BAPTISM INFANT DESIRE BLOOD WATER

34. DOCTRINE - SPONSORS.TXT - Baptism Sponsors
Nicolas Halligan, O.P.

Taken from 'The Adminstration of the Sacraments' GODPARENTS

35. Doctrine - ZPRINCSD.HTM - Basic Principles Behind Social Doctrine
ZENIT

Catholic social teaching often mentions the importance of the human person, or concepts such as the common good, but without going into detail about what they mean. After explaining the foundational elements underlying the Church's social doctrine the newly published Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates a couple of chapters to the human person and to a series of principles. This ZENIT article provides a survey of those principles. DIGNITY IMAGE OF GOD SIN SPIRITUALISM MATERIALISM FREEDOM NATURAL MORAL LAW PRIVATE PROPERTY SUBSIDIARITY SOLIDARITY

36. Doctrine - zcantjudgmt.htm - Before Him All Nations Will be Gathered
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

For the Solemnity of Christ the King 2008, Father Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household Preacher, preached on Matthew 25:31-46, which describes the Last Judgment. Father related the beginning and ending of history, addressing the conflict between evolutionism and creationism. ATHEISM SCIENCE DARWIN DAWKINS EVIL JUSTICE

37. Doctrine - zeconcom.htm - Benedict XVI and the Economy of Communion
ZENIT

People are searching for meaning in work, and Benedict XVI is pointing the way, says an Economy of Communion member. John Mundell is the president and founder of Mundell and Associates, an environmental consulting company based in Indianapolis. In this interview with ZENIT, he explained some reasons why Benedict XVI incorporated the Economy of Communion, a growing worldwide business network, into his encyclical, Caritas in Veritate. ENVIRONMENT MISSION FOCOLARE LUBICH BUSINESS PROFIT

38. Doctrine - zpathpeaceb16.htm - Benedict XVI on the Path to Peace
ZENIT

On the World Day of Peace, Benedict XVI warned that the path to peace will be uncertain and wayward if it is not paved with a "true integral humanism." Paolo Carozza, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, shared with ZENIT how Benedict XVI's message for the World Day of Peace highlighted the role of principles such as the dignity of life, religious freedom and equality among all persons in working toward peace. NATURAL LAW RELATIVISM COMMON GOOD INTERNATIONAL LAW SOLIDARITY

39. Doctrine - fforsocdoc.htm - Beyond Social Doctrine
Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach

The writer, who is Vice-President of Goldman Sachs International, praises the profundity of Caritas in Veritate, for its address of all key issues of our time from a Christ-centered, theological point of view. ECONOMIC LIBERALISM LIBERTARIANISM ECONOMY GLOBALIZATION HUMANISM

40. Doctrine - ZBIBMASS.HTM - Biblical Roots of the Mass
ZENIT

Thomas Nash, senior information specialist at Catholics United for the Faith, shared with ZENIT how Catholics can delve into the depths of the Mass and fortify their faith by understanding its biblical roots and the power of Christ's sacrifice in the Eucharist. EUCHARIST ATONEMENT EVANGELIZATION SCRIPTURE BIBLE

41. Doctrine - zcordb16carit.htm - Cardinal Cordes on Caritas in Veritate
Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes

This is a Vatican translation of the address Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, the president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unam, gave 7 July 2009 at the press conference that marked the release of Benedict XVI's Encyclical Caritas in Veritate. The Cardinal situates the Encyclical within the context of the thought and magisterium of Benedict XVI. SOCIAL DOCTRINE POLITICS EVANGELIZATION ANTHROPOLOGY

42. Doctrine - zberganth.htm - Cardinal Joge Bergoglio: an Anthology
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

What does Pope Francis think about subjects such as bioethics, the family, education, youth, political power, human trafficking, social justice, and other themes? The archbishopric of Buenos Aires shared a number of texts by Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, which have been translated by ZENIT. ABORTION LIFE NEW EVANGELIZATION MARRIAGE FAITH HUMILITY MARY

43. Doctrine - zouits.htm - Cardinal Ouellet at International Theology Symposium
Cardinal Marc Ouellet

Here is the address given 6 June 2012 by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, at the opening of the International Theology Symposium, where some 400 theologians were engaged in four days of deliberations on various aspects of the symposium theme: "The Ecclesiology of Communion, 50 Years after the Opening of Vatican II." RUPTURE TRADITION CHURCH SACRAMENT CORPUS MYSTICUM EUCHARIST ECCLESIA DOMESTICA MARRIAGE EVANGELIZATION UNITY BODY OF CHRIST BAPTISM TRINITY BLESSED SACRAMENT MYSTERION MARY BALTHASAR SACRIFICE ZIZIOULAS ORTHODOX

44. Doctrine - CATECJP1.HTM - Catechesis and Christian Commitment
Cardinal Albino Luciani

In a written intervention at the Synod of Bishops, Rome, 1977, Cardinal Luciani, before becoming Pope John Paul I, gave valuable instruction on effective catechesis. YOUTH THEOLOGIANS PARENTS CULTURE MORALITY CATECHISTS

45. Doctrine - CATHCULT.HTM - Catholic Culture for True Humanism
Cardinal Giacomo Biffi

This article, by the Archbishop of Bologna, is written to elucidate one facet of the Doctrinal Note on ... Participation of Catholics in Political Life, issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Since the Doctrinal Note expresses the Catholic's duty to remain faithful to Catholic culture, Cardinal Biffi examines what "Catholic culture" means, in light of various meanings of the word "culture." ANTHROPOLOGY HUMANISM VALUES PERSON PLURALISM ETHNIC

46. Doctrine - zsocnotpol.htm - Catholic Social Doctrine More Than Mere Policy
ZENIT

Beyond mere policy, Catholic social doctrine seeks to clarify the proper order and harmony among societies, says Catholic author and professor Russell Hittinger, the William K. Warren Professor of Catholic Studies and a research professor of law at the University of Tulsa. In this interview with ZENIT, Hittinger discusses the history of Catholic social doctrine, starting with Pope Leo XIII, up to Benedict XVI's most recent contribution to the body of knowledge in "Deus Caritas Est." VIRTUES POLITICS SOCIETY

47. DOCTRINE - CONSC.TXT - Catholic Teaching on Conscience & Dissent
Anthony Fisher

An essay by Fr. Fisher, OP on the Church's teaching regarding the formation and following of conscience, and the supposed right to dissent from Church teaching as a matter of conscience. CONSCIENCE DISSENT FORMATION CHURCH MAGISTERIUM TRUTH

48. DOCTRINE - CE_CHAIR.HTM - Chair of Peter
Catholic Encyclopedia

Article on the Chair of Peter from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913). PAPACY POPE ROME CATHEDRA BASILICA

49. Doctrine - ELECTION.HTM - Christ or Barabbas
Fr Shannon M. Collins, CPM

Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, describes the citizen's obligation to vote his conscience in terms of choosing between Christ and Barabbas. POLITICS GEHENNA ABORTION EUTHANASIA EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

50. Doctrine - subsistit.htm - Christ's Church Subsists in the Catholic Church
Fernando Ocáriz

Msgr. Ocáriz explains the meaning of "subsists in" (subsistit in), as the term is used in Lumen Gentium, where the Church of Christ is said to subsist in the Catholic Church, governed by the Successor of Peter..." In light of this, he further examines the relationship of other Christian communities to the Catholic Church. ECUMENICAL ECUMENISM ECCLESIALITY PAPACY EUCHARIST

51. Doctrine - zChrsthealng.htm - Christ's Healing Is the Real Thing
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

Father Cantalamessa, the Pontifical Household preacher, examines the miracles of Christ and compares them to the supposed miracles of self-promoting charlatans. "Jesus works miracles out of compassion, because he loves people," and to help them believe. NATURE GRACE MAGIC SUFFERING DISEASE ILLNESS

52. Doctrine - COLLIGHT.HTM - Christ, the Light of the World
Fr. Shannon M. Collins, CPM

Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, contrasts the degradation brought to man by the so-called Enlightenment with the elevation of man brought by Christ, the true Light. REVELATION RATIONALISM CHRISTMAS

53. Doctrine - courcred.htm - Christian Courage and Credence
David Birch

Professor Birch, now retired Chair of Literary and Communication Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne, examines the courage with which the early Jewish Christians supplanted the ancient sacrifices with the newness of eucharistic worship. CS LEWIS NATURAL SUPERNATURAL GRACE NEWMAN

54. Doctrine - chfatheuch - Church Fathers on the Nature of the Holy Eucharist
Bertilla Fracca

Significant quotes are provided from Fathers of the Church, inviting the faithful "to draw close to this Mystery in order to have a deep, intellectual knowledge and heartfelt experience of it." They contemplated the Eucharist in its aspect of food, sacrifice, presence, and communion. JUSTIN MARTYRS IRENAEUS CYPRIAN IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH CAESARIUS OF ARLES AMBROSE AUGUSTINE JEROME JOHN CHRYSOSTOM GREGORY OF NYSSA CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA

55. Doctrine - zbunb16carit.htm - Church Has One Social Doctrine
Matthew Bunson

Matthew Bunson, a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, shows how Benedict XVI's Encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, follows the tradition of the Church's social doctrine, while emphasizing that truth and charity are not abstract concepts, but the "principal driving force behind the authentic development of every person and of all humanity." RIGHT TO LIFE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTRACEPTION

56. Doctrine - comsaccarit.htm - Commentary on the Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Angelo Schola

Cardinal Schola, Patriarch of Venice, sums up the content of the three parts of the Exhortation: Eucharistic Mystery, liturgical action and new spiritual worship, "reflecting on certain doctrinal aspects and on the precious pastoral guidelines presented in them." LITURGY BLESSED SACRAMENT ARS CELEBRANDI ACTUOSA PARTICIPATIO SACRAMENTS COMMUNION CELIBACY ORDERS MATRIMONY WITNESS MISSION

57. Doctrine - comsaccarita.htm - Commentary: Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo

Cardinal Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, observes how Benedict XVI addresses the family and the Eucharist in the Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis. As the Eucharist constitutes the Church, so it strengthens and gives unity to the family, and marriage in particular, which sacramentally signifies the relationship between Christ and the Church. UNICITY MATRIMONY SACRAMENTS INITIATION NUPTIAL YOUTH

58. Doctrine - menwomen.htm - Commentary: The Relationship Between Men and Women
Professor Anne-Marie Pelletier

Professor Pelletier, of the University of Parish, gives a summary with commentary of Part II of the Letter, issued 2004 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church. Scripture is reexamined to clarify the inalienable features of humanity, created as male and female, how sin has affected their relationship, and how Christ restores it. REVELATION SEXES SEXUALITY COVENANT

59. Doctrine - confpres.htm - Confession and God's Presence
Francesco Giordano

In this reflection on the Sacrament of Penance, we learn that Christ is present in the confessional providing three graces: to know our sins, to confess them, and to be forgiven. REVELATION TRADITION EUCHARIST RECONCILIATION

60. Doctrine - zconfcom.htm - Confession Comeback
Father John Flynn, L.C.

Confession is undergoing a revival of sorts after a long period of neglect. There has been a spate of recent press articles on the sacrament of confession, or reconciliation. Fr Flynn reviews the importance of the sacrament, and cites evidence of its gradual return. PENANCE RECONCILIATION

61. Doctrine - zconfpew.htm - Confession Questions From the Pew
ZENIT

The sacrament of confession was meant to be a source of grace and joy, but many people do not know what it is all about, says a Minnesota pastor. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Van Sloun speaks about his pastoral experience, answering questions about promoting confession, how much is too often, and what to do when you do not get along with your confessor. SCRUPULOSITY SACRAMENTS PENANCE RECONCILIATION GUILT MORTAL VENIAL SIN

62. DOCTRINE - RELLIB.TXT - Consistent Doctrine on Religious Liberty
Fr. William Most

Fr. William Most responds to those who state that Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty changed the teaching of the Church on this issue. He marshalls the relevant texts from the teaching of a number of earlier Church documents to show the continuity of the Church's teaching. VATICAN II RELIGIOUS LIBERTY MOST FREEDOM CHURCH STATE LEFEBRE SCHISM

63. DOCTRINE - RELLIB.ZIP - Consistent Doctrine on Religious Liberty
Fr. William Most

Fr. William Most responds to those who state that Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty changed the teaching of the Church on this issue. He marshalls the relevant texts from the teaching of a number of earlier Church documents to show the continuity of the Church's teaching. VATICAN II RELIGIOUS LIBERTY MOST FREEDOM CHURCH STATE LEFEBRE SCHISM

64. Doctrine - COLDAYOF.HTM - Day of the Lord
Father Shannon M. Collins, CPM

In his homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (14 November 2004), Father Collins, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, AL, recalled several important events which must take place before the Second Coming of Our Lord. He encouraged his listeners to hear Our Lady's warnings of a great chastisement to come first, if the world does not repent. ADVENT ESCHATON AKITA PAROUSIA

65. Doctrine - TABERNCL.HTM - Devotion to Christ in the Tabernacle
Roberto Masi

In this 1969 article, the writer expounds the words of Pope Paul VI (in Credo of the People of God) calling the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle "the living heart of each one of our churches." TRANSUBSTANTIATION REAL PRESENCE ADORATION MASS SACRIFICE MEAL LUTHER TRENT

66. DOCTRINE - DEVOEUCH.TXT - Devotion to the Holy Eucharist Advances Devotion to Jesus' Person
Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Most Catholics take for granted the intimate relationship between the Eucharist and the Sacred Heart. Fr. Hardon explains how these two mysteries are intimately related.

67. DOCTRINE - DISCHUR.TXT - Dissent In the Church
Fr. Robert Levis

A response by Fr. Levis to a question about whether or not Catholics are allowed to dissent from magisterial teachings. LEVIS DISSENT MAGISTERIUM

68. DOCTRINE - 08549A.TXT - Divine Judgment
Catholic Encyclopedia

This subject is treated under two heads: I. Divine Judgment Subjectively and Objectively Considered; II. Pre-Christian Beliefs Concerning Judgment after Death.

69. Doctrine - PRSNINVL.HTM - Doctrinal Note: An Overview
Fr. Real Tremblay, C.SS.R.

Fr Tremblay, Professor of Moral Theology at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome, elaborates on the concept of the person which forms the basis of the Doctrinal Note on participation of Catholics in political life, issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 16 January 2003. NATURAL LAW RIGHTS MORAL RELATIVISM DEMOCRACY ABORTION MARRIAGE FAMILY CULTURE DIGNITY PLURALISM

70. DOCTRINE - CEDOGMA.TXT - Dogma
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

71. Doctrine - willvsmiracl.htm - Doing God's Will vs. Working Miracles
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily, 6 October 2007, at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Father Miguel Soeherman explained the superiority of doing God's will to the power of performing miracles. Performing miracles gives no guarantee of salvation, but salvation is assured to those who do God's will. HUMILITY EXORCISM PRIDE

72. Doctrine - zdutiesrights.htm - Duties Before Rights
ZENIT

By promoting a culture of rights without first promoting a culture of duties, society creates a "babel" of rights in which the strong prevail over the weak, says the director the Van Thuan Observatory. Stefano Fontana, who heads the institute that promotes the social doctrine of the Church, explains in this ZENIT interview why it is necessary for a society to not only promote duties, but to make them a priority. POLITICS CITIZENSHIP

73. Doctrine - ecolsocdoc.htm - Ecology in the Light of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church: Man in Relation to the World
Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino

To celebrate the International Expo, Zaragoza, Spain, 14 June - 14 September 2008, the Archdiocese of Zaragoza and the Holy See held a congress (10-12 July) on the theme "The Ecological Question; the Life of Man in the World." Here are excerpts of the concluding reflection, "Ecology in the Light of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church: Love and Rationality of Man in Relation to the World", presented on 12 July, by Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. ENVIRONMENTALISM CREATION LEO XIII PAUL VI JOHN PAUL II BENEDICT XVI

74. Doctrine - zstonb16carit.htm - Encyclical Forces Catholics Out of the Bunker
James Stoner

A professor of political science at Louisiana State University sees in Caritas in Veritate a call from Benedict XVI for Catholics to engage the world, not only through evangelization, but "through commitment to the cause of integral human development and social progress." LIBERALS CHARITY SOCIALISM GIFT GRATUITOUSNESS PRAXIS

75. Doctrine - zschallcarit.htm - Encyclical Reconnects Rights and Duties
Father James V. Schall, SJ

Father Schall, professor of political philosophy at Georgetown University, examines Caritas in Veritate, the social Encyclical of Benedict XVI, for its bearing on temporal life. Yet right actions in this world are largely determined by a right view of the next. POLITICS LOVE TRUTH GIFT

76. Doctrine - ZEUCHAR.HTM - Eucharist Makes the Church
ZENIT

In the first millennium, the Fathers held that the Eucharist makes the Church, whereas in the second millennium, it was generally held that the Church makes the Eucharist. In a ZENIT interview, Father Paul McPartlan, professor of dogmatic theology at the University of London, member of the Vatican's International Theological Commission, affirmed the truth of both statements. Yet the earlier view has received increased emphasis, leading up to, and following, Vatican II, from many key theologians, including John Paul II. ECUMENISM COMMUNION COMMUNITY

77. DOCTRINE - WINDHEAV.TXT - Eucharistic Adoration: A Window to Heaven
Fr. Raymond T. Gawronski, S.J.

"There is no monitor or video screen at eucharistic adoration, no figures or colors shifting across the screen. We simply sit and look at a round piece of bread encircled by light. That bread is the Body of Christ, the consecrated Host, before which countless Catholics gaze in rapt adoration throughout the world. Why?" Read this article for an insight into Catholic teaching.

78. Doctrine - EUCHDIM.HTM - Eucharistic Dimension of Mary in "The Passion"
ZENIT

To understand better the more important aspects of the film "The Passion of the Christ," ZENIT interviewed Discalced Carmelite Father Jesús Castellano Cervera, the president of the Theological Faculty Teresianum who is a specialist in Marian studies and consultor to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. GIBSON COMPASSION RESURRECTION

79. DOCTRINE - FR88303.TXT - Eucharistic Theology Today
Donald Keefe

Published in Faith & Reason, Fall 1988. In this article, Fr. Keefe, SJ brings his erudition to an examination of contemporary eucharistic theology. This scholarly essay reveals the inroads of immanest thought into Thomism. This article was taken from the Fall 1988 issue of "Faith & Reason". IMMANENCE TRANSCENDENCE THEOLOGY KEEFE EUCHARIST

80. DOCTRINE - FR88303.ZIP - Eucharistic Theology Today
Donald Keefe

Published in Faith & Reason, Fall 1988. In this article, Fr. Keefe, SJ brings his erudition to an examination of contemporary eucharistic theology. This scholarly essay reveals the inroads of immanest thought into Thomism. This article was taken from the Fall 1988 issue of "Faith & Reason". IMMANENCE TRANSCENDENCE THEOLOGY KEEFE EUCHARIST

81. DOCTRINE - CEFAITH.TXT - Faith
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

82. DOCTRINE - CEFAITH.ZIP - Faith
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

83. Doctrine - zChristsuffer.htm - Father Cantalamessa on Christ's Suffering
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

ZENIT provides a translation of the second Lenten sermon preached 7 April 2006, before Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the Pontifical Household. Points covered in the sermon include the light shed by the Shroud of Turin on Christ in death, the spiritual suffering of Christ, and the recognition that each of us put Him to death. CRUCIFIXION CONVERSION PASSION

84. Doctrine - zcant3lent09.htm - Father Cantalamessa's 3rd Lenten Sermon
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

The Holy Spirit speaks to a person through his conscience and helps him to make the decisions that correspond to the will of God, says the Papal Household preacher, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, in his third Lenten meditation, delivered 27 March to Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia in the Vatican's "Redemptoris Mater" Chapel. It was entitled "All Who Are Guided by the Spirit of God Are Sons of God." JOACHIM OF FIORE GREGORY NAZIANZEN HOLY SPIRIT PARACLETE AMBROSE MAXIMUS THE CONFESSOR IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA THOMAS AQUINAS

85. Doctrine - zschallspesalvi.htm - Father James Schall on Spe Salvi
ZENIT

Even though the modern world talks of hope in terms of progress and social justice, these concepts are "inhuman" aberrations of the true meaning of the theological virtue, says Father James Schall, Jesuit professor of political philosophy at Georgetown University. Father Schall comments on how Benedict XVI, in his encyclical Spe Salvi, defends the theological virtue of hope by showing that without God human fulfillment and happiness is impossible. SOCRATES ARISTOTLE EDUCATION EVIL ESCHATON LAST THINGS HUMANISM POLITICS CONTEMPLATION PIEPER AQUINAS POPE

86. Doctrine - zoconb16carit.htm - Father O'Connell: Pope's Encyclical Both New and Ancient
ZENIT

Benedict XVI's Encyclical Caritas in Veritate offers a unique vision by using traditional principles to enlighten today's societal issues such as globalization, the economy, technology and the environment, affirms a university president. Vincentian Father David O'Connell, President of The Catholic University of America, shares with ZENIT his perspective on this Encyclical. POPULORUM PROGRESSIO SOCIAL DOCTRINE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN PERSON

87. Doctrine - ZNEUEUCH.HTM - Father Richard Neuhaus on the Eucharist
ZENIT

The election-year controversy about pro-abortion Catholic politicians receiving Communion raises questions about the connection between "communion" and receiving Communion, according to a theological observer. Father Richard John Neuhaus, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and editor in chief of First Things, shared with ZENIT his thoughts on the Eucharist's role in the Church, the New Evangelization and ecumenical relations, and the need for a comprehensive renewal of Catholic understanding and practice of the reception of the Eucharist with respect to authentic "communio." MASS PENANCE RECONCILIATION ECUMENISM ECUMENICAL EVANGELIZATION HOMILIES

88. DOCTRINE - COMMUNAL.TXT - Father Trigilio Responds To Questions About Communal Penance Services
Fr. John Trigilio

Communal Penance Services' Fr. John Trigilio Services and when General Absolution is allowed. TRIGILIO COMMUNAL PENANCE GENERAL ABSOLUTION

89. Doctrine - guardangels.htm - Feast of the Guardian Angels
Fr. Gino Conceiti, O.F.M.

Father Concetti describes the place of Angels in God's plan of salvation, how they accompanied Christ in His saving mission, surround His Church, and guide His faithful ones to heaven. HOLINESS INVOCATION INTERCESSION

90. Doctrine - zcant1lnt12.htm - First Lenten Homily 2012
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

This is the first Lenten homily delivered on 9 March 2012 by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. His Lenten series is intended to refresh our belief through a renewed contact with the Great Doctors of the Eastern Church, beginning with St Athanasius. DIVINITY OF CHRIST FATHERS PATRISTICS BEGOTTEN SOTERIOLOGY MEDIATION HOMOOUSIOS JUSTIFICATION SALVATION

91. Doctrine - 25ANREHO.HTM - For the 25th Anniversary of Redemptor Hominis of Pope John Paul II
Ettore Malnati

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Holy Father's first Encyclical, "On Redemption and the Dignity of the Human Race," Fr Malnati recalls significant themes in the encyclical, including history as the realization of salvation, the meaning of the Incarnation for the world, and the connection between the Eucharist and the Cross. HIC ET NUNC MYSTERIUM INIQUITATIS PIETATIS TECHNOLOGY NEW ADVENT MILLENNIUM

92. Doctrine - 4SUNORD.HTM - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
Fr. Shannon M. Collins, CPM

Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, observes the difficulties the Church faces in trying to dialogue with the world, since the world is not interested in dialogue with the Church. MILITANT CULTURE OF DEATH

93. Doctrine - friend.htm - Friendship
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

Father Miguel, MFVA, in his homily of 17 May 2009 (6th Sunday of Easter), given at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, spoke on the blessing of friendship. Our greatest friend is Our Lord, who loved us enough to give His life for us. LOVE CHARITY

94. Doctrine - REMAGJP2.HTM - From the Recent Magisterium of Pope John Paul II
Ettore Malnati

Fr Malnati draws on the recent teachings of Pope John Paul II to examine the close relationship between the ministerial priesthood and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance). He focuses on anthropological, Christocentric, and ecclesial aspects of the sacrament, without which man can't hope to overcome his frailty. It is the priest who makes this grace available. MYSTERIUM INIQUITATIS PIETATIS IMAGO DEI IN PERSONA CHRISTI CAPITIS

95. DOCTRINE - catencgenjudg.htm - General Judgment
Catholic Encyclopedia

The universal judgment of the human race at the final resurrection of the dead.

96. DOCTRINE - 10350A.TXT - Gift of Miracles
Catholic Encyclopedia

The gift of miracles is one of those mentioned by St. Paul in his First Epistle to the Corinthians, among the extraordinary graces of the Holy Ghost. These have to be distinguished from the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost and from the fruits of the Spirit given by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Galatians.

97. Doctrine - GIFTSELF.HTM - Giving the Free Gift of Self
Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes

Archbishop Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum," measures popular forms of philanthropy against Pope John Paul II's Message for Lent 2003, and finds them wanting. CHARITY

98. Doctrine - zGodCaesar.htm - Giving to God, Giving to Caesar
ZENIT

The Catholic Church and all Christians have a valuable role to play in bringing about a more just world, Benedict XVI insists in his first encyclical, "Deus Caritas Est." ZENIT looks at the second part of the encyclical, which examines where the divide between Caesar and God should lie in today's secular environment. LAITY JUSTICE SOCIAL DOCTRINE GLOBALIZATION PROSELYTISM SECULARITY COMMON GOOD

99. Doctrine - miguelgdfri10.htm - Good Friday 2010
Fr Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA  

On 2 April 2010, Good Friday, at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Fr Miguel spoke on the responsibility for Christ's Passion. It is ourselves who are responsible, since it is for our sins that Christ died. CRUCIFIXION JEWS

100. Doctrine - cantgdfri12.htm - Good Friday Homily, 2012
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

On Good Friday afternoon, 6 April 2012, Benedict XVI presided at the celebration of the Passion of the Lord in St Peter's Basilica. The following is a translation of the homily on the Mystery of Calvary renewed in the Liturgy, by Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap, Preacher of the Papal Household. MASS REPRESENT ANAMNESIS AUGUSTINE IMMOLATION BERNARD MERITS RIGHTEOUSNESS CONFESSION GOOD THIEF

101. Doctrine - zsalvat.htm - Good Will Equals Salvation?
ZENIT

If it is enough to seek peace with good will to be saved, of what use is Christianity? This is the question posed after Benedict XVI's address during the Nov. 30 (2005) general audience, in which he spoke about the possibility of salvation for non-Christians. In this interview with ZENIT, theologian Ilaria Morali, a professor of theology at the Gregorian University, and a specialist on the topic of grace, explains the Pope's words, and the Church's magisterium on the subject. AUGUSTINE INVINCIBLE IGNORANCE PIUS IX BAPTISM FAITH GRACE

102. DOCTRINE - ORANGELS.HTM - Guardians Given to Accompany Us
Fr. Jean Galot

An article by Fr. Jean Galot, SJ for the Feast of the Guardian Angels. From L'Osservatore Romano. ANGEL ANGELOLOGY SPIRITS

103. Doctrine - ZINTERNA.HTM - Guidelines for Nations to Get Along
ZENIT

ZENIT summarizes the teaching of the Compendium of Social Doctrine on international relations. Since the coming of Christ, racial and cultural differences should no longer be a cause of division. To avoid conflicts, construction of an international community is desirable, based on two principles, "the centrality of the human person and the natural inclination of people to establish relationships." GLOBALIZATION ECONOMY SOVEREIGNTY SUBSIDIARITY SOLIDARITY

104. Doctrine - zcantfear.htm - Have Fear But Do Not Be Afraid
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (22 June 2008), Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, distinguished the fear of the Lord from being afraid of men. Fear of the Lord is allied to love, a mixture of praise and admiration. If we fear God, we don't have to fear men. PHOBIAS WISDOM AXIETY FATHERS

105. DOCTRINE - 07170A.TXT - Heaven
Catholic Encyclopedia

This subject is treated under seven headings: I. Name and Place of Heaven; II. Existence of Heaven; III. Supernatural Character of Heaven and the Beatific Vision; IV. Eternity of Heaven and Impeccability of the Blessed; V. Essential Beatitude; VI. Accidental Beatitude; VII. Attributes of Beatitude.

106. DOCTRINE - 07170A.ZIP - Heaven
Catholic Encyclopedia

This subject is treated under seven headings: I. Name and Place of Heaven; II. Existence of Heaven; III. Supernatural Character of Heaven and the Beatific Vision; IV. Eternity of Heaven and Impeccability of the Blessed; V. Essential Beatitude; VI. Accidental Beatitude; VII. Attributes of Beatitude.

107. Doctrine - comdivremar.htm - Holy Communion for Divorced and Remarried?
Card. Jorge A. Medina Estévez

Cardinal Estévez, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, responds to the question of why divorced and remarried Catholics are not permitted to receive Holy Communion. It is not just a pragmatic decision on the part of the Church, but a doctrinal matter, based on the teaching of Christ Himself. MATRIMONY ADULTERY ABSOLUTION ANNULMENT CONVALIDATION

108. Doctrine - miguel24ord.htm - Homily, 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily of 13 September 2009, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Father Miguel spoke on the apparent paradoxes of Catholic belief, with a particular focus on the benefits of suffering to those who embrace it for Christ's sake. JOHN VIANNEY CROSS FREEDOM JOHN PAUL II MOTHER TERESA CURÉ OF ARS

109. Doctrine - miguelEstr3.htm - Homily, 3rd Sunday of Easter C
Fr Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

On Sunday, 18 April 2010, at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Fr Miguel delivered the homily. Christ's willingness to adapt Himself to Peter's weakness inspired the Apostle with confidence that the Lord would always be with him. LOVE PHILEO AGAPE AUTONOMY BENEDICT XVI

110. Doctrine - miguenvy.htm - Homily, Saturday in the 4th Week of Easter
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

Father Miguel, in his homily of 9 May 2009, given at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, spoke on the capital sin of envy or jealousy, citing a number of Saints and Doctors of the Church in his exposition. FRANCIS AUGUSTINE JOHN VIANNEY CHRYSOSTOM HUMILITY CATHERINE OF BOLOGNA

111. Doctrine - sateastoct.htm - Homily, Saturday of the Easter Octave
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

Father Miguel, MFVA, in his homily of 18 April 2009, given at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, supported the tradition of Our Lord's appearance to His Mother shortly after His Resurrection. MARY DIVINE MERCY FAUSTINA

112. Doctrine - rigali25ewtn.htm - Homily: 25th Anniversary of EWTN, Liacouras Center, Philadelphia
Cardinal Justin Rigali

In his homily for the Mass celebrated at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, 25 June 2006, Cardinal Rigali praised the work of EWTN over the past 25 years. EWTN's objective, in the Cardinal's words, "is to draw people to a knowledge and love of Jesus Christ the Eternal Word as He is found in His one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church." The Cardinal offered his prayer that EWTN would continue to fulfill its mission for years to come. MEDIA SACRED HEART

113. Doctrine - euconatl09.htm - Homily: Eucharistic Congress, Atlanta 2009
Cardinal John Patrick Foley

On 13 June 2009, Cardinal John Patrick Foley, Grand Master, Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, gave this homily during a Mass celebrated at the Archdiocese of Atlanta's annual Eucharistic Congress, in which approximately 30,000 Catholics participated. REAL PRESENCE BOLSENA ORVIETO CORPUS CHRISTI THOMAS AQUINAS

114. DOCTRINE - CEHOPE.TXT - Hope
Catholic Encyclopedia

In its widest acceptation, hope is described as the desire of something together with the expectation of obtaining it. The Scholastics say that it is a movement of the appetite towards a future good, which though hard to attain is possible of attainment. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

115. DOCTRINE - CMFAITH.TXT - How Are We Saved?
Christopher Mirus

Chris Mirus provides an answer. MIRUS SAVED FAITH HOPE CHARITY

116. Doctrine - ZCOMMAND.HTM - How Chiara Lubich Presents the Commandments to Kids
ZENIT

According to Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, "God gave precise commands to men and women so that the old world could become a new world. If we want to serve humanity we must rediscover these laws, which have been buried." Here are highlights of Lubich's approach when presenting the Ten Commandments. LAW IDOLATRY SWEARING SABBATH SUNDAY FATHER MOTHER EUTHANASIA MURDER SUICIDE IMPURITY LUST LYING

117. DOCTRINE - TWICE.TXT - How Many Times May the Eucharist be Received on One Day?
Fr. John Trigilio

Fr. John Trigilio answers this question. EUCHARIST TRIGILIO COMMUNION VIATICUM CODE CANON LAW

118. Doctrine - humileuch.htm - Humility Penetrates the Mystery of the Eucharist
Cristoforo Bove

As humility is a necessary state of the heart for divine intimacy, as examplified in Elijah's encounter with God at Mount Horeb, so it is a necessary condition for discerning Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. ADORATION PURITY OF HEART

119. Doctrine - IMPCURVA.HTM - Importance and Current Validity of the Document, Doctrinal Note on Some Questions
Cardinal Joachim Meisner

Cardinal Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, shows the consistency of the document, Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life, with the Church's position on the legitimacy of secular democracies with the Catholic's responsibility to uphold certain basic values without which democracies cannot survive. RELATIVISM PLURALISM ETHICS MORALITY ENLIGHTENMENT INDIFFERENTISM PHILOSOPHY

120. Doctrine - IMPOSTER.HTM - Impotence and Sterility
Thomas J. O’Donnell, S.J.

A decree of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cum frequenter (May 13, 1977), suggested a review of the ecclesial concepts of male potency and impotence with regard to marriage in order that the physician dealing with the Catholic patient may more easily coordinate the canonical concept of impotence with the medical meaning and thus be in a better position to advise and counsel the patient when questions arise in this regard. This article, from January 1978, provides such a review. EUNUCH CASTRATION MARRIAGE PROCREATION HYSTERECTOMY VASECTOMY INFERTILITY

121. Doctrine - euchrefl.htm - Index of Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia
EWTN

This index page provides a series of reflections on the Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia, signed by John Paul II at the Mass of the Lord's Supper, 17 April 2003. This Encyclical replaced the customary Holy Thursday letter to priests, and was addressed to the whole of the Catholic Church. PASCHAL MYSTERY MASS SACRIFICE PASSOVER LAST SUPPER EXODUS

122. DOCTRINE - REALLY.TXT - Is Christ 'Really' Among Us Today
Rev. Regis Scanlon

The question about the validity of the Eucharists celebrated in the United States involves a most serious matter of justice to the faithful. This article appeared in the October 1995 issue of 'The Homiletic & Pastoral Review.'

123. DOCTRINE - REALLY.ZIP - Is Christ 'Really' Among Us Today
Rev. Regis Scanlon

The question about the validity of the Eucharists celebrated in the United States involves a most serious matter of justice to the faithful. This article appeared in the October 1995 issue of 'The Homiletic & Pastoral Review.'

124. DOCTRINE - GRAVELY.TXT - Is Contraception Gravely Sinful Matter?
Fr Lino Ciccone, C.M.

This study which appeared in the December 4, 1996 issue of L'Osservatore Romano concerns itself with the position of the Magisterium of the Church on contraception. It is written in the hopes of clearing up some of the confusion surrounding the issue.

125. Doctrine - ZSUNDAY.HTM - Keeping Sunday Holy
ZENIT

One of the aims of the Year of the Eucharist (2005) is that Catholics remember to celebrate Sunday as the Lord's Day. Central to this celebration is attendance at the Sunday Mass, which should be at the heart of our religious life. In societies where Sunday has lost its meaning, attendance at Sunday Mass helps strengthen the Church's missionary fervor, through regular contact with Jesus in the Eucharist. SECULARISM FAMILY SACRAMENTS CATECHESIS REVERENCE LITURGY

126. Doctrine - CHRSTMRY.HTM - Learning to Live Christ at Mary's School
Ettore Malnati

The key to reading John Paul II's Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae is found in the sixth chapter of Ecclesia de Eucharistia. Here the Holy Father presents the need to place every movement of the interior life, including devotion to the Blessed Virgin, in the light of what is central to the Christian mystery, the redemptive work of Christ. It is in this light that the writer examines the Rosary in its varied dimensions. TIME KAIROS ANTHROPOLOGY ECCLESIOLOGY CONTEMPLATION PRAYER

127. Doctrine - zcantaldeath.htm - Life After Death
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

Father Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household Preacher, for All Souls Day 2008, offers a meditation on the assurance of Christ, that He has gone to prepare a place for us. Father concludes with a prayer written by a Russian soldier in WWII shortly before dying in battle. PASTERNAK BOLSHEVIK

128. Doctrine - lifetrinity.htm - Life Begins with the Trinity
Fr Charles Irvin

In his homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Holy Trinity, 30 May 2010, Fr Irvin, Senior priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, shows how life in community originates in the life of the Holy Trinity. It is in the community of love that we come to know who we are. COMMUNION RELATIONAL IDENTITY PERSONS SANCTIFYING GRACE

129. Doctrine - lifecabas.htm - Life in Christ
Manuel Nin

Fr Nin describes the close connection between Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist, as sacraments of initiation, administered together in Eastern Churches. CABASILAS IMMERSION COMMUNION

130. DOCTRINE - CELOVE.TXT - Love, Theological Virtue of
Catholic Encyclopedia

greatest of the Divine virtues enumerated by St. Paul (1 Cor., xiii, 13), usually called charity, defined: a divinely infused habit, inclining the human will to cherish god for his own sake above all things, and man for the sake of god. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

131. DOCTRINE - PROPORT.ZIP - Making Good Moral Choices
Lawler, Boyle & May

Two Approaches' Pages 78-97 of 'Catholic Sexual Ethics' by Rev. Ronald Lawler, O.F.M. Cap., Joseph Boyle, Jr. & William E. May. Available from Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750, also available in the Our Sunday Visitor Marketplace on the Catholic Resource Network. PROPORTIONALISM CONSEQUENTIALISM MORALITY PRINCIPLES LAWLER MAY BOYLE

132. DOCTRINE - PROPORT.TXT - Making Good Moral Choices
Lawler, Boyle & May

Two Approaches' Pages 78-97 of 'Catholic Sexual Ethics' by Rev. Ronald Lawler, O.F.M. Cap., Joseph Boyle, Jr. & William E. May. Available from Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750, also available in the Our Sunday Visitor Marketplace on the Catholic Resource Network. PROPORTIONALISM CONSEQUENTIALISM MORALITY PRINCIPLES LAWLER MAY BOYLE

133. Doctrine - zmeetGod.htm - Meeting God in the Confessional
ZENIT

In a recent address to the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Pope emphasized that the “New Evangelization begins also in the confessional.” On the sacrament of Reconciliation, ZENIT spoke with Father Hernán Jiménez, a confessor in the basilica of Saint Mary Major of Rome. CONFESSION PENANCE CONVERSION FORGIVENESS APOSTLES

134. Doctrine - ZMELTHOS.HTM - Mel Gibson and Thomas Aquinas: How the Passion Works
ZENIT

Father Romanus Cessario, a Dominican who teaches at St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts, shows how Mel Gibson's film, The Passion (of the Christ), dramatizes the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas on the five modes in which Christ's sufferings accomplished our salvation. EFFICIENT CAUSE MERIT SATISFACTION SACRIFICE REDEMPTION MARY MEDIATRIX

135. DOCTRINE - 10195B.TXT - Mental Reservation
Catholic Encyclopedia

Speech in which the common and obvious sense of one's words is limited to a particular meaning. The common Catholic teaching has formulated the theory of mental reservation as a means by which the claims of both justice and veracity can be satisfied.

136. DOCTRINE - 10338A.TXT - Miracle
Catholic Encyclopedia

Discusses the nature of miracles, erroneous views of miracles and the place and value of miracles in the Christian view of the world.

137. DOCTRINE - 10338A.ZIP - Miracle
Catholic Encyclopedia

Discusses the nature of miracles, erroneous views of miracles and the place and value of miracles in the Christian view of the world.

138. DOCTRINE - MODMISC.TXT - Modern Misconceptions About the Eucharist
Rev. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap.

Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap. Joseph Cardinal only thirty percent of our faithful believe what the Church teaches on the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.' Once more, there is also a campaign to eliminate kneeling during the entire Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass. The cause of these two related phenomena can be discovered by examining past and present Catholic theology of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

139. Doctrine - ZENVIRON.HTM - Neither Tyrant Nor Tree-Hugger
ZENIT

The new Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates an entire chapter to environmental issues, in recognition of the subject's increasing importance. Christians are urged to view the environment with a positive attitude, to avoid a gloom-and-doom mentality, and to recognize God's presence in nature. GENESIS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY ECOLOGY

140. Doctrine - zmartinb16carit.htm - New Encyclical Reflects Common Sense
Gabriel Martinez

Dr Martinez, chair of the Economics Department at Ave Maria University, reflects on how the Pope takes business ethics to a transcendent level. "Action unmoored from the truth [that we are created in the image of God, and that we are sinners] is ultimately wasteful and always soul-destroying." ECONOMICS POLITICS CULTURE MARKET CAPITALISM GIFT

141. Doctrine - newmpedag.htm - Newman's Pedagogy of Formation Towards Faith
Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ

Here is a shortened version of an essay by Fr Gallagher, Emeritus Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University and Rector of the Collegio Bellarmino, on the five themes for evangelization that was discussed during a symposium at the Gregorian University sponsored by the International Centre of Newman Friends. CONSCIENCE REASON DISPOSITION CULTURE REVELATION FAITH ASSENT

142. Doctrine - imbelverit.htm - On Caritas in Veritate
Robert P. Imbelli

A professor of theology at Boston College points out that the Encyclical Caritas in Veritate, while addressing economic problems, proposes solutions which are not merely economic, nor even philosophical, but mainly theological. NATURAL LAW PAUL VI HUMANISM VATICAN II CONVERSION SOCIAL DOCTRINE

143. Doctrine - adhesvat2.htm - On Assent to the Second Vatican Council
LOR

This essay addresses questions about the teaching authority of Vatican II. Three kinds of assent to the teaching of the Magisterium are distinguished, 1) to what the Church infallibly teaches as divinely revealed, 2) to what the Church infallibly teaches (on faith and morals) but not as divinely revealed, and 3) to magisterial teachings which are not infallible. This last kind is a religious submission of will and intellect to teachings which may yet require clarification, as include certain points of controversy with traditionalists. PASTORAL DOCTRINAL COUNCIL INTERPRETATION RENEWAL CONTINUITY RUPTURE THEOLOGICAL FAITH DEFINITIVE ASSENT

144. Doctrine - zcaritasdenoia.htm - On Deus Caritas Est and International Charity
Father Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

Here is the text of an address on Deus Caritas Est, from Dominican Father Augustine De Noia, Undersecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The address was given on 27 April 2007 as part of the plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Fr De Noia expresses the Holy Father's concern that social scientists not succumb to a secularist anthropology and the social engineering programs inspired by it. REDUCTIONISM EROS AGAPE AUGUSTINE INTEGRAL GOOD FAITH REASON RELATIVISM

145. Doctrine - zeasterfaith.htm - On Easter Faith
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his commentary on the readings for Easter Sunday, 8 April 2007, the Pontifical Household preacher, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, responds to the question of whether Christ's Resurrection was a historical event. HISTORY BULTMANN APOLOGETICS

146. Doctrine - zfrcantstjohn.htm - On St. John's Gospel
Father Raniero Cantalamessa

A ZENIT translation of the Advent sermon delivered 9 December 2005, in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, in the presence of Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia in preparation for Christmas. His theme was the divinity of Christ in St. John's gospel as an experience of faith. I AM BUDDHISM HINDUISM

147. Doctrine - PACTER40.HTM - On the 40th Anniversary of Pacem in Terris
Fr Gino Concetti

Father Concetti describes the impact on world leaders of Pope John XXIII's 1963 Encyclical, Pacem in terris, with its four pillars of truth, justice, love, and freedom. He mentions also Pope John Paul II's fifth pillar, forgiveness. UNITED NATIONS WAR PEACE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS DUTIES MINORITIES DISARMAMENT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

148. Doctrine - oneucharist.htm - On the Eucharist
Jean Galot, S.J.

Father Galot describes the Holy Eucharist as a divine invention, marvelous and unexpected. It both re-presents the Sacrifice on Calvary for our daily benefit and supplies food to preserve and develop our spiritual life. MASS CONSECRATION

149. Doctrine - 1ergmigr - On the First Anniversary of Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi
Archbishop Agostino Marchetto

Archbishop Marchetto, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, summarizes important teachings from the Instruction published 3 May 2004, by the same pontifical council, with particular consideration of how Catholics should relate to migrants of other faiths and cultures. INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE MUSLIMS REFUGEES INCULTURATION EVANGELIZATION SOLIDARITY COMMUNION

150. Doctrine - ouel1encf1.htm - On the First Encyclical of Francis' Pontificate
Marc Ouellet

Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, examines the theological depths of the use of "we" in Pope Francis' Encyclical, Lumen Fidei. It is the we not of majesty, but of communion, in the Church and ultimately in the Holy Trinity. LOVE FAMILY MATRIMONY COMMON GOOD MARY

151. Doctrine - fisic1encycf1.htm - On the First Encyclical of Francis' Pontificate
Archbishop Rino Fisichella

Archbishop Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, sums up the teaching of Pope Francis' first Encyclical, Lumen Fidei, in the words, "Those who believe, see." YEAR OF FAITH INCARNATION LOVE CREED CATECHISM

152. Doctrine - zcantsocrel.htm - On the Gospel's Social Relevance
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

This is ZENIT'S text of the address given to the Caritas general assembly, May 2011, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. The assembly was held in Rome, to mark the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Caritas Internationalis. According to Fr Cantalamessa, "Not all who love their neighbor love Christ, but all those who love Christ love their neighbor." SOCIAL DOCTRINE LOVE CHARITY RERUM NOVARUM MARX NIETZSCHE LIBERAL DIALECTICAL THEOLOGY HARNACK TROELTSCH BARTH BULTMANN

153. DOCTRINE - INTENTIO.TXT - On the Intention Required in the Minister of the Sacraments
Christopehr Mirus

A summary of dogma and theology on the question of 'What intention is required of the minister of the Sacraments in order for them to be valid?,' compiled by Christopher V. Mirus. MINISTER INTENTION BILLOT HERVE MARSHNER SACRAMENTS MIRUS

154. DOCTRINE - INTENTIO.ZIP - On the Intention Required in the Minister of the Sacraments
Christopher Mirus

A summary of dogma and theology on the question of 'What intention is required of the minister of the Sacraments in order for them to be valid?,' compiled by Christopher V. Mirus. MINISTER INTENTION BILLOT HERVE MARSHNER SACRAMENTS MIRUS

155. Doctrine - zjewspassion.htm - On the Passion of Christ
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is a translation of a commentary by the Pontifical Household preacher, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, on the readings for the liturgy of Palm Sunday 2007. Father explains that attempts to focus blame for the death of Christ on the Romans, rather than on the Jewish leadership of the time, are misguided, but that the fullness of blame falls on all sinners for whom Christ willingly died. ANTI-SEMITISM

156. Doctrine - ZMAREUCH.HTM - On the Relation Between Eucharist and Mary in Tradition
ZENIT

In his encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia John Paul II dedicates Chapter 6 to the "School of Mary, 'Woman of the Eucharist.'" To understand in greater depth the relation between the Blessed Virgin and the Eucharist, ZENIT interviewed Discalced Carmelite Father Jesús Castellano Cervera, president of the Teresianum School of Theology and consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. INCARNATION CO-REDEMPTRIX VIRGIN BIRTH EUCHARISTIC CONVERSION ROSARY COREDEMPTRIX

157. Doctrine - zconversion.htm - On True Conversion
Father Raniero Cantalamessa

Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, explains the difference between the concepts of conversion in the New Testament and the Old. Gospel conversion is not going back (to the law), but going forward (to the Kingdom). REPENTANCE GRACE SALVATION

158. Doctrine - frdomtruth.htm - On Truth
Fr. Dominic Mary, MFVA

On 18 April 2008, Fr. Dominic gave the Mass homily at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. In reference to John 14:6, the meaning of "truth" is examined in light of the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. WITNESS MARTYRDOM HYPOCRISY

159. Doctrine - DEREDMIS.HTM - One Lord and One Church for the World
Cardinal Francis George

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's encyclical, Redemptoris missio, Cardinal George recalls its teaching on the Church's permanent responsibility to carry the Good News of Jesus Christ to all unbelievers, with the intent of leading them to conversion. EVANGELIZATION INCARNATION TRINITY SALVATION AD GENTES MISSIONARY INTERRELIGIOUS MISSIOLOGY ECCLESIOLOGY CHRISTOLOGY HOLY SPIRIT GLOBALIZATION

160. DOCTRINE - CEORIGIN.TXT - Original Sin
Catholic Encyclopedia

Meaning; Principal Adversaries; Original Sin in Scripture; Original Sin in Tradition; Original Sin in face of the Objections of Human Reason; Nature of Original Sin; How Voluntary. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

161. DOCTRINE - PMHV2.HTM - Papal Magisterium and 'Humanae Vitae'
Joseph F. Costanzo S.J.

Humanae Vitae is a definitive teaching of the authoritative and authentic interpreter of the divine and natural law and is therefore gravely binding in conscience. Whatever may be put forth as the complete explanation for opposition to the encyclical, no part of it may rely upon the Documents of the Second Vatican Council.

162. DOCTRINE - PMHV.TXT - Papal Magisterium, Natural Law, and Humanae Vitae
Joseph Costanzo S.J.

Fr. Costanzo examines the supposition, openly or implicitly avowed by some critics of Humanae vitae, that when the Roman Pontiff teaches a moral doctrine that is based on the divine natural law, he is philosophically accountable to the faithful. Or, in other words, when the Vicar of Christ presents a rational argumentation, acceptance and submission by the faithful depends on its conclusive demonstrative force. This supposition, Father explains, is a misconstruction of the nature and function of the papal teaching authority.

163. DOCTRINE - PMHV.ZIP - Papal Magisterium, Natural Law, and Humanae Vitae
Joseph Costanzo S.J.

Fr. Costanzo examines the supposition, openly or implicitly avowed by some critics of Humanae vitae, that when the Roman Pontiff teaches a moral doctrine that is based on the divine natural law, he is philosophically accountable to the faithful. Or, in other words, when the Vicar of Christ presents a rational argumentation, acceptance and submission by the faithful depends on its conclusive demonstrative force. This supposition, Father explains, is a misconstruction of the nature and function of the papal teaching authority.

164. DOCTRINE - CEPARACL.TXT - Paraclete
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia. Paraclete, Comforter (L. Consolator; Gr. parakletos), an appellation of the Holy Ghost. The Greek word which, as a designation of the Holy Ghost at least, occurs only in St. John), has been variously translated 'advocate', 'intercessor', 'teacher, 'helper', 'comforter'. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

165. DOCTRINE - 08550A.TXT - Particular Judgment
Catholic Encyclopedia

The Catholic doctrine of the particular judgment is this: that immediately after death the eternal destiny of each separated soul is decided by the just judgment of God.

166. Doctrine - CATECHP6.HTM - Paul VI's Catechesis: A Bishop's Reflection
Most Rev. Lucas Moreira Neves

An overview of Pope Paul VI's catechetical teachings at his General Audiences over a period of 14 years, each of which he prepared for with "humble anxiety and ardent prayer," in order to put some soul "in a state of real interior reflection and ... start it along a path of religious authenticity, and of Christian faithfulness", through a "formidable meeting with... Jesus Christ." MAGISTERIUM INFALLIBILITY GOD CHRIST CHURCH

167. Doctrine - cantgdfri09.htm - Preacher of the Papal Household's Homily: Good Friday 2009
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap

On 10 April 2009, Good Friday, the Holy Father presided at the afternoon celebration of the Lord's Passion in St. Peter's Basilica. The homily was given by Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap, preacher of the Papal Household. The subject of the homily was St Paul's teaching on the meaning of Christ's death. CROSS ATHEISM SUFFERING PLEASURE EXPIATION GRACE

168. Doctrine - zpubreason.htm - Public Reason and the Truth of Christianity
Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi

This is an essay written for ZENIT by Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the director of the Cardinal Van Thuân International Observatory, on the teachings of Benedict XVI on the role of reason and Christianity in the public square. As the Holy Father teaches, relativism, though regarding all religions as irrational, is itself a faith, which cannot be supported by reason. KANT FUNDAMENTALISM GREEK HELLENISM PHILOSOPHY COMMON GOOD INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

169. Doctrine - harrb16carit.htm - Reflection on Caritas in Veritate
Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison, Producer of Canada's Salt and Light Catholic Television Network, draws attention to Benedict XVI's vision of authentic human development in his third Encyclical. ABORTION EUTHANASIA BIRTHRATE ENVIRONMENT NATURE MARRIAGE FAMILY

170. Doctrine - reflsacaritas.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Walter Kasper

Cardinal Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in his reflection on the Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis, highlights unity in belief as a precondition for eucharistic communion. But he also notes the increasing convergence between the Catholic Church and her partners in dialogue, both Orthodox and Protestant, especially on the doctrine of the Eucharist. SACRAMENTS LUTHERANS MYSTAGOGY

171. Doctrine - reflcarcordes.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes

Archbishop Josef Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, comments on the relationship between the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Love, and the Blessed Trinity, whose essence is love. AGAPE CHARITY CARITAS

172. Doctrine - reflsacramcarit.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Card. José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.

Cardinal Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, comments on Benedict XVI's Apostolic Exhortation, from the perspective of the Eucharist as the source of our holiness. By receiving the Eucharist, we become the Eucharist, i.e., bread for others. SANCTIFICATION MYSTERY SACRAMENT

173. Doctrine - reflsacarinze.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Francis Arinze

Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, focuses on "the key place of the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration." More than an obligation, Sunday Mass should be desired as a commemoration of the paschal victory. When this desire is lost, one's life of faith is in danger. LORD'S DAY

174. Doctrine - minneratsacarit.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Archbishop Roland Minnerath

The Most Reverend Roland Minnerath, Archbishop of Dijon, France, reflects on the proper order of the sacraments of initiation, recommending a return to the original order, Baptism, Confirmation, and then First Holy Communion. As an introduction to adulthood, he suggests a nonsacramental "Missionary Mandate," committing the young person to service, rather than delaying Confirmation till that time. BISHOP EASTERN CHURCHES

175. Doctrine - reflsacricc.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Andrea Riccardi

Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio, commenting on Benedict XVI's Apostolic Exhortation, observes how the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, as if received into our home, should inspire us with joy, as it did Zacchaeus, when he received Christ into his home, in the fulfilment of our public responsibilities. COHERENCY POLITICIANS IGNATIUS NEWMAN COBA ROMERO

176. Doctrine - manisacar.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Ermenegildo Manicardi

Mons. Manicardi, Italian biblical scholar, examines the Apostolic Exhortation from the perspective of the biblical data contained therein. From the Joannine statement (Jn 13:1), that Christ loved them "to the end," we learn that the Eucharist was the ultimate expression of His love. And Christ's love, as conveyed to us in the Eucharist by the Holy Spirit, enables us to love in the same way. EROS AGAPE TRANSUBSTANTIATION SELF-GIVING

177. Doctrine - reflsactremb.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Réal Tremblay, C.SS.R.

Father Tremblay draws attention to certain aspects of Benedict XVI's Apostolic Exhortation. The transformation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood has implications for the transformation of all creation at the end of time; the beauty of liturgy reflects the beauty of truth; and all who take part in the Eucharistic Sacrifice should themselves become bread broken for the life of the world. MASS INVISIBLE TRANSUBSTANTIATION NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH PASCHAL MYSTERY ECOLOGY

178. Doctrine - reflsacaritatis.htm - Reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Jozef Tomko

Cardinal Tomko, President for the Pontifical Committee of International Eucharistic Congresses, summarizes the teaching of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis. He shows the Exhortation's continuation of themes dear to both Benedict XVI and John Paul II, points up its emphasis on Eucharistic devotion as a continuation of Mass, and high-lights the importance of Eucharistic Congresses to deepen faith. ADORATION

179. Doctrine - reflcorpchri.htm - Reflection on the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord
Mons. Francis Kelly

This is an extract from the book Through the Church Year by Mons. Francis Kelly, Superior of Casa Santa Maria in Rome. The Monsignor describes the Corpus Christi procession as reflective of our journey through life, in which Christ accompanies us. BEREGARIUS NORBERT LITURGY BLESSED SACRAMENT BODY ORVIETO

180. Doctrine - reflpapacy.htm - Reflection on the Papacy
Emilia Paola Pacelli

In this article, Dr. Pacelli shines a light on the mystery of the Papacy. Though times change, and new challenges arise, the Church remains indefectible, under the headship of Peter, in each of his successors. ROME CIVIL AUTHORITY VICAR OF CHRIST

181. Doctrine - reflsacarhum.htm - Reflection on the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Claudio Hummes

In his reflection on Sacramentum Caritatis, Cardinal Hummes, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, observes the emphasis of Benedict XVI on the need of priests to know God not just as an abstraction or program of life, but "Someone with whom to develop a strong, personal relationship and friendship," with the Mass as the daily focal point of their lives. EUCHARIST PRAYER PRIESTHOOD EUCHARISTIC ADORATION TRINITY POOR

182. Doctrine - reflsacdiaz.htm - Reflection: Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Ivan Diaz

Cardinal Diaz, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, reminds us of the connection between Eucharist and mission. It is our responsibility to communicate to others the love that flows from the Eucharist. POOR POVERTY MISSIONARY MARTYRS MARTYRDOM

183. Doctrine - EUCHAR1.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 1
Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.

Cardinal Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, highlights themes in Pope John Paul II's Ecclesia de Eucharistia, particularly, the Eucharist as the "the centre and summit of the Church's life," being the source of all grace and the principle of unity. PASCHAL MYSTERY MASS SACRIFICE PASSOVER LAST SUPPER EXODUS

184. Doctrine - EUCHAR10.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 10
Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B.

Archbishop Amato observes the close connection between Our Lady and the Eucharist in the theology, patristic teaching, devotional life, and art of the Church, as reinforced by Pope John Paul II's Ecclesia de Eucharistia. MASS INCARNATION COMMUNION BLESSED SACRAMENT ARMENIAN MELKITE CHALDEAN ETHIOPIAN

185. Doctrine - EUCHAR11.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 11
Mons. Marcello Bordoni

Reflecting on Pope John Paul II's Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Mons. Bordoni, Lecturer at the Pontifical Lateran University, examines the role of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist, with particular attention to the epiclesis, the invocation of the Spirit on both the gifts of bread and wine and on those who are offering them. MASS LITURGY TRANSUBSTANTIATION CHURCH COMMUNION PRIESTHOOD PASCHAL MYSTERY MARY

186. Doctrine - EUCHAR12.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 12
Fr Charles Morerod, O.P.

Fr Morerod, of the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, Rome, notes the current focus on the Eucharist in ecumenical dialogue, as well as "infelicitous ecumenical initiatives," which ignore the need for communion before sharing the sacrament of unity. He lists three criteria for normal participation in the Eucharist in the Catholic Church. See Ecclesia de Eucharistia. ECUMENISM PROTESTANT ORTHODOX ORDINATION HOLY ORDERS CONCELEBRATION INTERCOMMUNION REAL PRESENCE EUCHARISTIC SACRIFICE DIVINE LITURGY

187. Doctrine - EUCHAR13.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 13
Dr Gerhard Ludwig Muller

Dr Müller, Bishop of Regensburg, finds a solution to the vocations crisis in a reemphasis on the intimate connections between the priesthood, the Eucharist, and the Church. See John Paul II's Encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. INTERCOMMUNION ECUMENISM APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION IN PERSONA CHRISTI EUCHARISTIC SACRIFICE MASS

188. Doctrine - EUCHAR14.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 14
Fr Ettore Malnati

Father Malnati summarizes some of the main points Pope John Paul II wished to emphasize in his Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia: the sacred character of the Eucharist derived from its institution by Christ; its relation as sacrifice to the Passover; the Real Presence as the substantial effect of God's Word; the Eucharist as source and apex of communion; the Eucharist in relation to the ordained ministry. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MYSTERIUM FIDEI ECUMENICISM FRACTIO PANIS SACRALIZATION SACRAMENTALIZATION IN PERSONA CHRISTI KENOSIS TRANSUBSTANTIATION EX OPERE OPERATO OPERANTIS PRIESTHOOD EPISCOPATE BISHOPS

189. Doctrine - EUCHAR18.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 18
Thomas Norris

In this article, we learn how adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass opens our hearts both to Him and to one another. "Adoration is not at all a denial of individual human dignity; rather, it reveals the true greatness of the human being. It stresses that I am myself only by establishing relationships with God and others." See Ecclesia de Eucharistia. COMMUNION WORSHIP TRINITY

190. Doctrine - EUCHAR2.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 2
Albert Vanhoye, S.J.

Father Vanhoye examines scriptural sources for our faith in the Eucharist, particularly the two traditions of its institution at the Last Supper, in Matthew-Mark and in Luke-Paul, and the light they shed on the Passion and Death of Christ. See Ecclesia de Eucharistia. COVENANT CHURCH COMMUNION BLESSED SACRAMENT MASS

191. Doctrine - EUCHAR3.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 3
Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.

Reflecting on Pope John Paul II's Encyclical, Ecclesia Eucharistia, Cardinal Dulles shows the intimate bond between the Eucharist and the Church. As the Eucharist is one, so is the Church, because of the Eucharist. BODY OF CHRIST SACRAMENT COVENANT MASS COMMUNION ATTRIBUTES

192. Doctrine - EUCHAR5.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 5
Nicola Bux

The writer's meditation on themes from Pope John Paul II's Ecclesia de Eucharistia: the Eucharist as the beginning of the Parousia and our foretaste of sharing in Christ's Resurrection. ESCHATON BIOS ZOE MASS SACRIFICE TRANSUBSTANTIATION

193. Doctrine - EUCHAR6.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 6
Fr Antonio Miralles

Father Miralles, of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, brings out the apostolicity of the Eucharist, as set forth in Pope John Paul II's Encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia: 1) it was entrusted to the Apostles; 2) it is celebrated according to the faith of the Apostles; which 3) is still taught by the successors of the Apostles. LAST SUPPER MASS CREED PRIESTHOOD VOCATIONS APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION

194. Doctrine - EUCHAR7.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 7
Fr Cyril Vasil

Fr Vasil' praises the beauty of art and architecture which enhances Eastern Christianity's celebration of the Divine Liturgy, evoking the mystery of God's presence in the universe, and anticipating our participation in the worship of the heavenly Jerusalem. See Ecclesia de Eucharistia. BYZANTINE ORTHODOX RUSSIAN SLAV MYSTAGOGY ESCHATOLOGY

195. Doctrine - EUCHAR8.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 8
Enrico dal Covolo, S.D.B.

The writer examines two paragraphs on eucharistic worship from Pope John Paul II's Ecclesia de Eucharistia. Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass, which the Holy Father strongly encourages, should lead to a fuller participation in the Mass itself, and to a fuller conversion of life. CHRYSOSTOM EXPOSITION ADORATION CORPUS CHRISTI FORTY HOURS SACRIFICE REAL PRESENCE

196. Doctrine - EUCHAR9.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 9
Fr James J. Conn, S.J.

Fr. Conn, of the Pontifical Gregorian University Faculty of Canon Law, observes how Pope John Paul II, in his Encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, has emphasized certain norms in canon law, which cannot be ignored without disrespect to the Sacrament and disadvantage to the people. MASS ECCLESIOLOGY PRIESTHOOD COMMUNION ECUMENISM EASTERN ORTHODOX PENANCE CONFESSION EXCOMMUNICATION DIVORCED REMARRIED SCANDAL SUNDAYS HOLYDAYS LITURGY

197. Doctrine - EUCHINDX.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - Index
EWTN

An index page for a series of theological reflections on Pope John Paul II's Encyclical on the Holy Eucharist. PASCHAL MYSTERY MASS SACRIFICE PASSOVER LAST SUPPER EXODUS COVENANT CHURCH COMMUNION BLESSED SACRAMENT BODY OF CHRIST ATTRIBUTES IGNATIUS JUSTIN MARTYR IRENAEUS CYPRIAN AMBROSE AUGUSTINE BAPTISM UNITY LITURGY CATECHESIS ESCHATON BIOS ZOE TRANSUBSTANTIATION BYZANTINE ORTHODOX MYSTAGOGY ESCHATOLOGY RUSSIAN SLAV

198. Doctrine - EUCHAR15.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 15
Manila Sodi, S.D.B.

Father Sodi, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, and Member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, examines Pope John Paul II's Encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, for its teaching on eucharistic decorum, i.e., the preparation for, realization of, and living out of a celebration worthy of the "grandeur of the event being celebrated." MASS LITURGY BANQUET SACRIFICE CULTURE INCULTURATION ARTS LAST SUPPER

199. Doctrine - EUCHAR16.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 16
Cardinal Leo Scheffczyk

Cardinal Scheffczyk, describes the close connection between Penance and the Eucharist, which connection (as taught by Pope John Paul II in his Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia) can be understood only if the nature of the Church as communio is properly recognized. SACRAMENTS MASS SACRIFICE CONFESSION RECONCILIATION MORTAL SIN

200. Doctrine - EUCHAR17.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 17
Fr Real Tremblay, C.SS.R.

Fr. Tremblay, Professor of Fundamental Moral Theology at the Alphonsian Academy of Rome and a member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, examines the intimate tie between the Eucharist and the moral life, as presented in the Encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, of John Paul II. ESCHATOLOGY COMMUNION MAGNIFICAT

201. Doctrine - EUCHAR4.HTM - Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia - 4
Fr Nello Cipriani, O.S.A.

Father Cipriani, of the Patristic Institute of the Augustinianum, examines key texts on the Eucharist in the writings of the early Fathers, in order to show the continuity of their doctrine with the current teaching represented in Pope John Paul II's encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. IGNATIUS JUSTIN MARTYR IRENAEUS CYPRIAN AMBROSE AUGUSTINE BAPTISM UNITY LITURGY CATECHESIS

202. Doctrine - ZADOROTE.HTM - Reflections on Eucharist in Light of Adoro Te Devote
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is a ZENIT translation of the first Advent sermon, delivered 3 December 2004, before the Pope and his aides in the Roman Curia, by the Pontifical Household preacher, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. It is the first in a series of Eucharistic reflections in light of the hymn Adoro Te Devote. ADORATION CONTEMPLATION

203. Doctrine - ZADOROT2.HTM - Reflections on Eucharist: I Believe All the Son of God Has Spoken
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his Advent sermon of 10 December 2004, the second in a series of eucharistic reflections based on Adoro Te Devote, Fr. Cantalamessa, preacher for the pontifical household, speaks of the consecration as a convergence of the words of Christ and the action of the Holy Spirit. He also addresses the doctrine of transubstantiation in light of recent theories of transignification and transfinalization, and warns against taking the "Mystery of faith" for granted. MASS BLESSED SACRAMENT THOMAS AQUINAS

204. Doctrine - reflsb16carit.htm - Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical Caritas in Veritate
EWTN

This index page provides links to a series of articles on Pope Benedict XIV's Encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, developing the Church's social doctrine and applying it to current issues and situations. POPULORUM PROGRESSIO SOCIAL DOCTRINE HUMAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HUMAN PERSON POLITICS LOVE TRUTH GIFT ECONOMICS CULTURE MARKET CAPITALISM CHARITY LOGOS AGAPE HUMAN TECHNOLOGY VOCATION IDEOLOGIES ECONOMY TRADE UNIONS POVERTY RIGHT TO LIFE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FRATERNITY CIVIL SOCIETY MARKET GRATUITOUSNESS COMMUTATIVE DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE GLOBALIZATION ENVIRONMENT POPULATION GROWTH FAMILY

205. Doctrine - ZADOROT3.HTM - Reflections on the Eucharist: The Same Prayer as the Repentant Thief
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is a translation of the third Advent sermon, delivered, 17 December 2004, before the Pope and officials of the Roman Curia, by Father Cantalamessa, the Pontifical Household preacher. He offers a meditation on the third verse of the eucharistic hymn, Adoro Te Devote, in which he shows the close connection between the Eucharist and the Incarnation. CONSECRATION PASSION FAITH

206. Doctrine - reflsb16sacarit.htm - Reflections on the Holy Father's Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis
EWTN

This index page provides links to a series of articles by eminent theologians on Benedict XIV's postsynodal Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis, "The Sacrament of Love," summed up conclusions of the Synod of Bishops, October 2005. ADORATION EUCHARISTIC CONGRESSES LITURGY BLESSED SACRAMENT ARS CELEBRANDI ACTUOSA PARTICIPATIO SACRAMENTS COMMUNION CELIBACY ORDERS MATRIMONY WITNESS MISSION UNICITY MATRIMONY SACRAMENTS INITIATION NUPTIAL YOUTH LUTHERANS MYSTAGOGY SANCTIFICATION MYSTERY CONFIRMATION

207. Doctrine - refldeuscarit.htm - Reflections on the Holy Father's Encyclical Letter Deus Caritas Est
EWTN

This index page provides links to a series of articles by eminent theologians on Benedict XIV's first Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est. The profundity of the Holy Father's thought is revealed, despite the simplicity of his presentation. MARRIAGE COMMUNITY AGAPE EROS ISLAM PERICHORESIS HOLY SPIRIT INCARNATION

208. DOCTRINE - CARTELLS.TXT - Rejecting 'Humanae Vitae' Is A Sin, Cardinal Tells Doctors'
Paul Likoudis

This article taken from 'The Wanderer' concerns an address given on April 6, 1994, to Catholic physicians and health care workers in Toledo, OH. Fiorenzo Cardinal Angelini, president of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, declared that 'Humanae Vitae' is a doctrine of the Church expressed in a very solemn form, and if people do not believe that they are committing a sin. ANGELINI BIRTH CO

209. Doctrine - zreligilliter.htm - Religious Illiteracy
ZENIT

Religious ignorance, even of the most basic concepts, is on the rise according to some recent studies. In Ireland, once renowned for its Catholicity, a poll revealed that 95% of adolescents could not name the First Commandment. Similar studies in England and the U.S. have shown a much lower level of religious knowledge among young people than among their elders. SCOTLAND NORTHERN IRELAND UNITED KINGDOM CATECHESIS PROTHERO

210. Doctrine - ZRESREIN.HTM - Resurrection and Reincarnation
ZENIT

Here is the text of an address Father Michael Hull gave at an 29 April 2003 videoconference of theologians, organized by the Vatican Congregation for Clergy. Father Hull is a professor of Scripture at St. Joseph's Seminary. The text is slightly adapted. PERSON METEMPSYCHOSIS HINDUISM BUDDHISM THEOSOPHY SPIRITUALISM

211. DOCTRINE - CEREVELA.TXT - Revelations, Private
Catholic Encyclopedia

There are two kinds of revelations: (1) universal revelations, which are contained in the Bible or in the depositum of Apostolic tradition transmitted by the Church. These ended with the preaching of the Apostles and must be believed by all; (2) particular or private revelations which are constantly occurring among Christians. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire w

212. Doctrine - ZSOCDOC.HTM - Reviving the Church's Social Doctrine for the 21st Century
ZENIT

John Sharpe, a free-lance writer and lecturer who founded IHS Press, a publishing company aimed at making old books on Catholic social teaching available to a contemporary audience, shared with ZENIT why books written decades ago can be so important to understanding and healing society today. MARXISM MATERIALISM NATURAL LAW SOCIETY COMMUNISM SOCIALISM CAPITALISM LIBERALISM DISTRIBUTISM

213. Doctrine - zcascb16carit.htm - Riccardo Cascioli: Population Growth and the Encyclical
ZENIT

Caritas in Veritate proposes that population growth is needed to bring the world out of the economic crisis. And the president of the European Center for Studies on Population, the Environment and Development agrees. ZENIT spoke with Riccardo Cascioli of CESPAS about Benedict XVI's contribution to theories on demographics and the methods to truly guarantee development. BIRTHRATES SUSTAINABILITY RIGHT TO LIFE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY SOLIDARITY FRATERNITY

214. DOCTRINE - PENANC.TXT - Sacrament of Penance in the Early Church
Fr. William Most

Fr. William G. Most's citations, notes and comments on the earliest texts which provide evidence for the Sacrament of Penance. PENANCE FATHERS TEXTS SACRAMENT MOST

215. DOCTRINE - CESACTLS.TXT - Sacramentals
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from theCatholic Encyclopedia. Special prayers, actions or objects, the use of which obtains spiritual benefits through the prayers of the Church to God.

216. DOCTRINE - CESACRAM.TXT - Sacraments
Catholic Encyclopedia

Outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification. The subject may be treated under the following headings: I. The necessity and the nature of the sacramental system II. The nature of the sacraments of the new law III. The origin (cause) of the sacraments IV. The number of the sacraments V. The effects of the sacraments VI. The minister of the sacraments VII. The recipient of the sacraments. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

217. DOCTRINE - CESACRAM.ZIP - Sacraments
Catholic Encyclopedia

Outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification. The subject may be treated under the following headings: I. The necessity and the nature of the sacramental system II. The nature of the sacraments of the new law III. The origin (cause) of the sacraments IV. The number of the sacraments V. The effects of the sacraments VI. The minister of the sacraments VII. The recipient of the sacraments. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

218. Doctrine - zcant2lnt12.htm - Second Lenten Homily 2012
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

This is the second Lenten homily delivered on 16 March 2012 by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. His Lenten series, intended to refresh our belief through a renewed contact with the Great Doctors of the Eastern Church, continued with St Gregory Nazianzen. TRINITY HOLY SPIRIT CAPPADOCIANS OUSIA HYPOSTASIS QUICUMQUE KANT AUGUSTINE HUSSERL LOVE CHRIST MASS ORTHODOX SERGIUS OF RADONEZ LITURGY OF THE HOURS

219. Doctrine - zcantsheep.htm - Sheep That Go Astray
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Father Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, reflects on the danger of Christ's sheep following false prophets. "The great spiritual damage that is caused to those who allow themselves to be convinced by these new messiahs is that they lose Jesus Christ." SECTS FREEDOM NEW AGE EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTS EASTERN RELIGIONS

220. DOCTRINE - CESIN.TXT - Sin
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia The subject is treated under these heads: (1) Nature of sin (2) Division (3) Mortal Sin (4) Venial Sin (5) Permission and Remedies (6) The Sense of Sin This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

221. DOCTRINE - CESIN.ZIP - Sin
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia The subject is treated under these heads: (1) Nature of sin (2) Division (3) Mortal Sin (4) Venial Sin (5) Permission and Remedies (6) The Sense of Sin This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

222. Doctrine - socencsocsci.htm - Social Encyclicals and Social Sciences
Fr Paul-Anthony McGavin

Fr McGavin, a priest of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Australia, distinguishes between the methodology of Pope Benedict XVI, in his social Encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, and the methodology of social scientists. The Pope's methodology is essentially theological, but as such it provides a powerful paradigm for action as regards "integral human development." DEDUCTIVE INDUCTIVE DISCOVERY REVELATION NATURAL LAW ECOLOGY IDEOLOGY PRAXIS

223. DOCTRINE - SOOROBTR.TXT - Social Order and Objective Truth
Dr. Charles Rice

Dr. Charles Rice discusses chapter three of 'Veritatis Splendor.' This chaper concerns the legal and social consequences of the denial of objective moral truth. This article was taken from the July 28, 1994 issue of 'The Wanderer.' RICE VERITATIS SPLENDOR TRUTH TOTALITARIANISM

224. Doctrine - miguelallsaints.htm - Solemnity of All Saints
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily of 1 November 2009, the Solemnity of All Saints, given at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Father Miguel, MFVA, discerned the characteristic common to all the Saints. It is "their ability to be joyful and peaceful in the midst of trials and difficulties of their lives." CANONIZED UNCANONIZED MARTYRDOM HOLINESS SELF-DENIAL LOVE

225. Doctrine - Christking.htm - Solemnity of Christ the King
Fr. Jean Galot, S.J.

Father Galot explains the kingship of Christ in terms of His witness to the truth, as He declared to Pilate. MESSIAH

226. Doctrine - immaconcep.htm - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 8 December
Fr. Jean Galot, S.J.

According to Father Galot, in the Immaculate Conception the Father willed to create the most perfect Mother for His Son. She was a masterpiece of beauty, reflecting the beauty of God more than any other creature. IMMACULATE HEART REDEMPTION HOLY SPIRIT

227. Doctrine - CONFIRM.HTM - Some Reflections on Confirmation
Cardinal John Wright

From 1978, Cardinal Wright, then Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, explains the importance for the life of the individual, as well as of the Church, of this "Cinderella of the Sacraments, neglected and little understood". GIFTS HOLY SPIRIT FORTITUDE ORDINATION APOSTOLATE LAITY

228. DOCTRINE - CESPIRIT.TXT - Spirit
Catholic Encyclopedia

We find the word 'spirit' used in several different but allied senses: (1) as signifying a living, intelligent, incorporeal being, such as the soul; (2) as the fiery essence or breath (the Stoic ) which was supposed to be the universal vital force; (3) as signifying some refined form of bodily substance, a fluid believed to act as a medium between mind and the grosser matter of the body. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

229. Doctrine - sumdeuscarit.htm - Summary of Deus Caritas Est
LOR

This is a summary, supplied by L'Osservatore Romano, of the first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est,whose purpose was to recover the meaning of the word "love." Though the word has become tarnished through misuse, "we cannot simply abandon it, we must take it up again, purify it and give back to it its original splendor..." EROS AGAPE PHILIA

230. Doctrine - perfectcarit40.htm - Symposium: the 40th Anniversary of Perfectae Caritatis
Archbishop Franc Rodé, C.M.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the publication of the decree, Perfectae Caritatis, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life organized a Symposium to review the "journey" of the consecrated life over these past years. For the renewal of religious life, the decree called for a return to Sacred Scripture, and thereby to Christ Himself, and then to the charism of the founders. SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE MONASTICISM

231. Doctrine - ZDEVIL.HTM - Taking Satan Seriously
ZENIT

We should take the devil "very seriously," but without losing faith in God, says Cardinal Georges Cottier, theologian of the Pontifical Household. Satan is not omnipotent, and the love of the Father is stronger than all. SATANISM SIN FREEDOM OUR FATHER

232. Doctrine - DEVILP6.HTM - The Address About the Evil One
Augusto Del Noce

During the General Audience of 15 November 1972 Pope Paul VI gave an address on the words from the Our Father, "...deliver us from evil," in which he stressed the need to study this aspect of Catholic doctrine. This article, written in 1978, returns to the Pope's words to reexamine current attempts to consign the Church's teaching on the devil to the dustbin. SATAN DEMYTHOLOGIZE DEMON MORALITY UTOPIANISM NIHILISM

233. DOCTRINE - ALL-MALE.TXT - The All-Male Priesthood
Fr. William Saunders

This article by Fr. William Saunders was taken from the May 19, 1994 issue of 'The Arlington Catholic Herald.' SAUNDERS PRIESTHOOD MALE MASS ORDINATION

234. DOCTRINE - 15047A.TXT - The Blessed Trinity
Catholic Encyclopedia

This article is divided as follows: I. Dogma of the Trinity; II. Proof of the Doctrine from Scripture; III. Proof of the Doctrine from Tradition; IV. The Trinity as a Mystery; V. The Doctrine as Interpreted in Greek Theology; VI. The Doctrine as Interpreted in Latin Theology.

235. DOCTRINE - 15047A.ZIP - The Blessed Trinity
Catholic Encyclopedia

This article is divided as follows: I. Dogma of the Trinity; II. Proof of the Doctrine from Scripture; III. Proof of the Doctrine from Tradition; IV. The Trinity as a Mystery; V. The Doctrine as Interpreted in Greek Theology; VI. The Doctrine as Interpreted in Latin Theology.

236. Doctrine - zcathsoc.thm - The Changing Face of Catholic Social Thought
ZENIT

In this ZENIT interview, Father Williams, professor of Catholic Social Doctrine at Rome's Regina Apostolorum university, discusses some of the most pressing and controversial issues facing Catholic social thought today. MULTICULTURALISM JUST WAR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY GLOBAL GOVERNANCE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS PLURALISM

237. Doctrine - zprogress.htm - The Christian Sense of Progress
ZENIT

A key point of Pope Paul VI's social encyclical, Populorum Progressio, emphasized that the measure of human progress cannot be limited to just the material or technological. So observes Legionary of Christ Father Thomas D. Williams, professor of Catholic social doctrine and dean of theology at Rome's Regina Apostolorum university. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Williams talked about the significance of Populorum Progressio. ENLIGHTENMENT HEGEL SCIENCE

238. Doctrine - ZCHPOLIF.HTM - The Church on Political Life
ZENIT

Tensions over church-state relations have a long history, as the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church lays out in its introduction to a chapter on politics. Here ZENIT summarizes the chapter, observing that "the Compendium once more places the human person at the center." AUTHORITY SOCIETY STATE COMMON GOOD MORAL LAW DEMOCRACY

239. Doctrine - CHURCHP6.HTM - The Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic in Paul VI's Catechesis
Giuseppe Ferraro

From 1978, an article on Pope Paul VI's catechesis on the four marks of the Church, given at four General Audiences in the summer of 1977. MAGISTERIUM ECCLESIOLOGY

240. DOCTRINE - CECOMMSA.TXT - The Communion of Saints
Catholic Encyclopedia

Catholic Encyclopedia The doctrine expressed in the second clause of the ninth article in the received text of the Apostles' Creed: 'I believe . . . the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints'.

241. Doctrine - POLITICS.HTM - The Duty of Catholic Politicians
Bishop Rino Fisichella

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life on 21 November 2002. The Note was directed to the Bishops of the Catholic Church as well as to Catholic politicians and all laity called to participate in the political life of democratic societies. This article is a commentary on the Doctrinal Note. VOCATION COMMON GOOD PLURALISM CONFESSIONALISM

242. Doctrine - EUCHCONG.HTM - The Eucharist and Man's Hunger for Freedom
Cardinal Karol Wojtyla

In this homily, delivered by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, during the International Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, on 3 August 1976, the future Pope spoke of the hunger that only the Eucharist can satisfy and the freedom that only Christ can give. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BLESSED SACRAMENT

243. Doctrine - euxaristpenc.htm - The Eucharist and Penance
Alfredo Marranzini

In this article, the relationship between the Eucharist and Penance is examined. Communion with God is heightened, but can't be initiated, by the Eucharist. Where communion has been interrupted by grave or mortal sin, Penance is necessary to restore it. RECONCILIATION BAPTISM ORDERS CHURCH CONVERSION

244. Doctrine - EUCHTRNT.HTM - The Eucharist in the Council of Trent
José A. Sayes

As a reflection on the Year of the Eucharist, the writer explains what Trent actually declared on transubstantiation, and why it is not an outmoded doctrine. He also distinguishes Trent's teaching on the Eucharistic Sacrifice from theories later proposed by theologians. LUTHER HYLOMORPHISM HEBREWS SCHOLASTICISM MASS

245. Doctrine - euchrgiv.htm - The Eucharist: Christ Giving Himself to Us
Robert Imbelli

Robert Imbelli, Professor of Theology at Boston College, reminds us of the Church's dependence on Christ, as Head of the body. So the Mass is focused on Him, more than on the community which draws its life from Him. VERSUS POPULUM ADORATION BLESSED SACRAMENT MYSTAGOGY REAL PRESENCE

246. DOCTRINE - SOURCSUM.TXT - The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Christian Spirituality
Mark Brumley

A summary of Catholic teaching on the Eucharist as both the "source" and the "summit" of Christian spirituality. This article was taken from the May/June 1996 issue of "The Catholic Faith".

247. DOCTRINE - TAEUCHDV.TXT - The Eucharistic Devotion of St. Thomas Aquinas
Warren H. Carroll, Ph.D.

St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the supreme advocates of Eucharistic devotion and exponents of the nature of the mysterious process by which the host becomes the Body and Blood of Christ. Indeed, it was St. Thomas Aquinas who not only explained transubstantiation but provided for the first time the word for it.

248. DOCTRINE - FR93102.TXT - The Ex Cathedra Status of the Encyclical 'Humanae Vitae'
Fr. Brian W. Harrison

This article, by Brian W. Harrison, O.S. was published in the Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 1993 issue of "Faith & Reason", Christendom Press, 2101 Shenandoah Shores Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (800) 877-5456. The article originally appeared in the September/November 1992 issue of 'Living Tradition: The Organ of the Roman Theological Forum' HUMANAE VITAE CONTRACEPTION FAITH & REASON HARRISON EX CATHEDRA

249. DOCTRINE - FR93102.ZIP - The Ex Cathedra Status of the Encyclical 'Humanae Vitae'
Fr. Brian W. Harrison

This article, by Brian W. Harrison, O.S. was published in the Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 1993 issue of "Faith & Reason", Christendom Press, 2101 Shenandoah Shores Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (800) 877-5456. The article originally appeared in the September/November 1992 issue of 'Living Tradition: The Organ of the Roman Theological Forum' HUMANAE VITAE CONTRACEPTION FAITH & REASON HARRISON EX CATHEDRA

250. Doctrine - FACECHR.HTM - The Face of Christ in the Face of the Church
Cardinal José Saraiva Martins

Cardinal Martins reflects on "the intimate and inseparable bond between Jesus Christ and his Mystical Body, which is the Church, through which he continues his saving mission among men who live through the centuries." The most effective way in which the Church, and her Christian members, carry on Christ's mission is by reflecting His holiness. SACRAMENT LITURGY SAINTS MARY

251. Doctrine - 1stjoymyst.htm - The First Joyful Mystery
Fr Jeremy Driscoll, OSB

The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Annunciation on 25 March, exactly nine months before Christmas; for Annunciation is the day on which Mary conceived the eternal Son in her womb. Fr Driscoll, monk of Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon, meditates on the mystery of Christ's conception, in which "His entire divine being was poured into the mould of a human life." INCARNATION DAVID TEMPLE EUCHARIST

252. Doctrine - heresy - The Great Heresies
Hilaire Belloc

The Great Heresies ranks as one of Belloc's most profound and prophetic works. In his characteristically masculine style, the author analyzes the concept of heresy, demonstrates its relevance to the larger social order, and examines the five greatest attacks upon the Church_Arianism, Islam, Albigensianism, Protestantism and Modernism. HERESY REFORMATION

253. Doctrine - zhreucharist.htm - The Hour of the Eucharist
ZENIT

Gisèle Plantec of ZENIT interviewed Father Nicholas Buttet, Founder of the Eucharistein Fraternity, who spoke at the International Eucharistic Congress, held in Quebec, June 2008. According to Fr Buttet, it is the hour of the Eucharist, but Catholics need to go deeper into the Eucharistic mystery. FRANCISCAN POOR ADORATION REAL PRESENCE HANDICAPPED BLESSED SACRAMENT

254. Doctrine - IMMACONC.HTM - The Immaculate Conception
Fr. Shannon M. Collins, CPM

For the 150th anniversary (8 December 2004) of Bl. Pius IX's dogmatic definition of the Immaculate Conception, Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, celebrated the wonder of Our Lady's preservation from original sin, with quotations from Scripture, early Church Fathers, St. Francis, and Sister Marie of St. Clare, foundress of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. MAGNIFICAT DUNS SCOTUS

255. Doctrine - ZJP2GLOB.HTM - The Keys to Humanize Globalization
ZENIT

An illuminating compilation of statements by Pope John Paul II on globalization shows the three keys to humanizing a phenomenon which threatens to trample under foot the identity of cultures and rights of individuals. PERSON SOLIDARITY SUBSIDIARITY

256. Doctrine - zlaitynewev.htm - The Laity: Movers in the New Evangelization
ZENIT

The role of the laity as the principal force behind the evangelization and transformation of society has been rediscovered, says Ramiro Pellitero, professor of pastoral theology at the University of Navarra. In this interview with ZENIT, the professor discusses the vocation and mission of the lay faithful, in light of the Second Vatican Council. ECCLESIOLOGY JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ

257. Doctrine - frmiglasthr.htm - The Last Hour: Homily for 31 December 2008
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

Father Miguel, MFVA, in his homily of 31 December 2008, given at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, called attention to the last hour before the New Year as a reminder of the "Last Hour," from the Ascension of Christ to His return. ANTICHRIST

258. Doctrine - MAGISPON.HTM - The Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff
Cardinal William Conway

An article from 1968, by the then Cardinal Archbishop of Armagh, on the Pope's God-given authority to separate truth from fiction in the multiplicity of doctrinal opinions that arise during a period of ferment in the Church. CREDO OF PEOPLE OF GOD HUMANAE VITAE PETER CONTINUITY TRADITION THEOLOGIANS COMMUNICATION

259. DOCTRINE - MALEPRIE.TXT - The Male Priesthood: The Argument From Sacred Tradition
Mark Lowery, Ph. d.

In accord with the presumption that philosophers and theologians would expand on the central arguments provided by "Ordinatio Sacerdotalis", Dr. Lowery proposes to present the argument from Sacred Tradition in favor of the male priesthood. Taken from the May/June 1996 issue of "The Catholic Faith".

260. DOCTRINE - MNGGRACE.HTM - The Meaning of Grace
Charles Journet

Published in 1960 by P.J. Kenedy & Sons. Part One of this book covers habitual grace and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, actual grace, predestination, justification, merit and consciousness of the state of grace. Part Two covers the state of Adam, Christian grace 'by anticipation', Christian grace by derivation, Uncovenanted Christian graces. CREATION LOVE GIFT FINITE INFINITE SCRIPTURE FOREKNOWLEDGE ADAM FREEDOM JOURNET GRACE HOLY SPIRIT PREDESTINATION

261. DOCTRINE - MNGGRACE.ZIP - The Meaning of Grace
Charles Journet

Published in 1960 by P.J. Kenedy & Sons. Part One of this book covers habitual grace and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, actual grace, predestination, justification, merit and consciousness of the state of grace. Part Two covers the state of Adam, Christian grace 'by anticipation', Christian grace by derivation, Uncovenanted Christian graces. CREATION LOVE GIFT FINITE INFINITE SCRIPTURE FOREKNOWLEDGE ADAM FREEDOM JOURNET GRACE HOLY SPIRIT PREDESTINATION

262. Doctrine - EUCHCHNG.HTM - The Mystery of Change in the Eucharist
Roberto Masi

In an article from L'Osservatore Romano, 23 January 1969, the writer summarizes traditional eucharistic theology, before considering the applicability of new terms and concepts to the conversion of bread and wine to the Body and Blood of Christ. TRANSUBSTANTIATION TRANSIGNIFICATION TRANSFINALIZATION

263. DOCTRINE - 06612A.TXT - The Nature and Attributes of God
Catholic Encyclopedia

I. As Known Through Natural Reason and II. As Known Through Faith

264. DOCTRINE - 06612A.ZIP - The Nature and Attributes of God
Catholic Encyclopedia

I. As Known Through Natural Reason and II. As Known Through Faith

265. Doctrine - zzmirb16carit.htm - The Pope and Global Tyranny
John Zmirak

Dr. John Zmirak, Writer-in-Residence at Thomas More College, refutes the notion that the Holy Father, in his Encyclical Caritas in Veritate, advocates a world-state. Rather, the Pope recommends an international organization to deal with problems of international concern that cannot be dealt with by national governments. SUBSIDIARITY POLLUTION MIGRATION ORWELL

266. Doctrine - PRIEST.HTM - The Priest: Witness to the Kingdom of God
Bishop Donald W. Wuerl

In light of Vatican II, Bishop Wuerl describes the priesthood in its sacramental aspect, as ministering to the people of God in their pilgrimage, and in its eschatological aspect, as a sign of the glory of the heavenly Jerusalem. LAITY CHURCH BAPTISM ORDERS COMMUNITY SHEPHERD EUCHARIST PASCHAL MYSTERY AUTHORITY MYSTERIES WORD OF GOD

267. Doctrine - zfrcantfaith.htm - The Righteousness That Comes From Faith in Christ
Father Raniero Cantalamessa

This is a ZENIT translation of the Advent sermon delivered 16 December 2005 by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, in the presence of Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. He explains the doctrine of justification by faith as taught by St. Paul. LUTHER AUGUSTINE CONVERSION

268. Doctrine - ROCKFIRM.HTM - The Rock Stands Firm
Most Rev. Edward Ellis

In 1968, the Bishop of Nottingham, observing how the "spirit of independence" had made inroads even into the Church, pointed out that the Church, headed on earth by the Successors of St. Peter, is still the "pillar and ground of truth." POPE PAPACY INFALLIBILTY MAGISTERIUM FAITH CREED

269. DOCTRINE - VSNEUHAS.TXT - The Splendor of Truth: a Symposium
Richard John Newhaus

Taken from The January 1994 issue of 'First Things.' Recommended reading by Fr. Pilsner. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PROPORTIONALISM

270. Doctrine - zsubsist.htm - The Subsisting Church of Christ
ZENIT

On 10 July 2007, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released the document titled "Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine of the Church." The brief text clarifies what Vatican II meant when it said that the Church founded by Christ "subsists in the Catholic Church." In this interview with Vatican Radio, Dominican Father Augustine Di Noia, undersecretary of the doctrinal congregation, discusses the major issues concerning this document. ECUMENISM ECCLESIOLOGY LUMEN GENTIUM

271. DOCTRINE - 10-COM.TXT - The Ten Commandments
Michael Hains

A brief discription of the, the Ten Commandments, what they enjoin and what the forbid. Suitable for children. COMMANDMENTS GOD MOSES FAITH

272. DOCTRINE - HYPNOTSM.TXT - The Use of Hypnotism
Edwin F. Healy, S.J.

This article explains the Church's teaching on hypnotism.

273. DOCTRINE - SACRAMEN.TXT - These Are the Sacraments
Fulton Sheen

Published by Hawthorn Books in 1962. A book on the Seven Sacraments. 'This book...is written because men live in a world that has become entirely too serious.... No significance or meaning is seen in the things that make a sound to the ear, or a sight to the eye. In a world without a divine sense of humor, architecture loses decoration and people lose courtesy in their relationships with one another.' BAPTISM CONFIRMATION EUCHARIST PENANCE ANOINTING SICK HO

274. DOCTRINE - SACRAMEN.ZIP - These Are the Sacraments
Fulton Sheen

Published by Hawthorn Books in 1962. A book on the Seven Sacraments. 'This book...is written because men live in a world that has become entirely too serious.... No significance or meaning is seen in the things that make a sound to the ear, or a sight to the eye. In a world without a divine sense of humor, architecture loses decoration and people lose courtesy in their relationships with one another.' BAPTISM CONFIRMATION EUCHARIST PENANCE ANOINTING SICK HO

275. Doctrine - SACRAMEN.HTM - These Are the Sacraments
Fulton J. Sheen

Published by Hawthorn Books in 1962. A book on the Seven Sacraments. 'This book...is written because men live in a world that has become entirely too serious.... No significance or meaning is seen in the things that make a sound to the ear, or a sight to the eye. In a world without a divine sense of humor, architecture loses decoration and people lose courtesy in their relationships with one another.' It should be noted that some of the ritual aspects described in the book have been superseded by the revised liturgy. BAPTISM CONFIRMATION EUCHARIST PENANCE ANOINTING SICK HOLY ORDERS MATRIMONY

276. Doctrine - 3sunordtimec.htm - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C
Fr Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

On Sunday, 24 January 2010, at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Fr Miguel spoke on hearing the Word as preached in the homily. The Bishop, priest or deacon represents Christ to the people, who speaks to them even in the least proficient of preachers. EZRA EUCHARIST LITURGY OF THE WORD

277. Doctrine - ZMOREC.HTM - Toward a Moral Economic Life
ZENIT

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates a special chapter to look at economic activity in general. This ZENIT article gives an overview of the chapter, focusing on the relationship between economic and moral principles. SOLIDARITY SUBSIDIARITY WEALTH POVERTY PRIVATE PROPERTY INITIATIVE PROFITS GLOBALISM

278. Doctrine - TEACHAUT.HTM - Trust in the Teaching Authority of the Church
La Civilta Cattolica

In this article from 15 June 1968, the writer addresses the question of how, in the light of Vatican II, the Church hierarchy exercises its teaching authority in relation to the faithful, who themselves share in the teaching office of Christ. ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY MAGISTERIUM CRISIS OF FAITH POPE BISHOPS APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION

279. Doctrine - mcgavb16carit.htm - Truth and Love as Gifts from God
Fr Paul-Anthony McGavin

Father McGavin, a priest of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Australia, underlines the Holy Father's teaching, in Caritas in Veritate, that there are objective "principles of ordering" in economic, political, and social affairs, which cannot be ignored without detriment to true human development. CULTURE GIFT SUSIDIARITY SOLIDARITY TECHNOLOGY POLITICS ECONOMICS

280. Doctrine - TUHLWK04.HTM - Tuesday of Holy Week - 2004
Fr. Shannon M. Collins, CPM

Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, appeals to Our Lord's example of forgiveness ("Father, forgive them") toward our enemies. PASSION CROSS CRUCIFIXION

281. DOCTRINE - VERSPLEN.ZIP - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

This zip file contains all the Veritatis Splendor Conference files in the library.

282. DOCTRINE - VERTAS1.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 1-3. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

283. DOCTRINE - VERTAS10.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 19-21.

284. DOCTRINE - VERTAS11.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 22-24.

285. DOCTRINE - VERTAS12.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 25-27.

286. DOCTRINE - VERTAS13.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 27-29 VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

287. DOCTRINE - VERTAS14.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 30. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

288. DOCTRINE - VERTAS15.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 31. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

289. DOCTRINE - VERTAS16.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 32. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

290. DOCTRINE - VERTAS17.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 33. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

291. DOCTRINE - VERTAS18.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 34. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

292. DOCTRINE - VERTAS19.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 35. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

293. DOCTRINE - VERTAS2.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section Section 4-6.

294. DOCTRINE - VERTAS20.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 36. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

295. DOCTRINE - VERTAS21.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Sorry to say, but for this post I will have to begin by giving a lot of background, but none of VS. I want to go back and try to explain some basic principles of natural law. --Fr. Peter Pilsner

296. DOCTRINE - VERTAS22.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section Part 22

297. DOCTRINE - VERTAS23.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Paragraph 36.

298. DOCTRINE - VERTAS3.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section Section 7-8. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

299. DOCTRINE - VERTAS4.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 9-12. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

300. DOCTRINE - VERTAS5.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 12 continued. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

301. DOCTRINE - VERTAS6.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Discussion of the Workshop for Priests on Veritatis Splendor at Gannon University. Additional discussion of Section 7. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

302. DOCTRINE - VERTAS7.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Conclusion of sections 12 and 13. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

303. DOCTRINE - VERTAS8.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 14. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

304. DOCTRINE - VERTAS9.TXT - Veritatis Splendor Conference
Fr. Peter Pilsner

Section 15-18. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PILSNER JOHN PAUL

305. Doctrine - zeschat.htm - What Is There After This Life?
ZENIT

Is there such a thing as life after death? Father Paul O'Callaghan, professor of theological anthropology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, addresses this and other questions on what happens after a person dies. In this interview with ZENIT, Father O'Callaghan offers an overview of the field of eschatology, the study of the four last things — death, judgment, heaven and hell. PURGATORY HERMENEUTIC RESURRECTION HOPE JUDGMENT ANGELS SAINTS UNIVERSAL SALVATION

306. Doctrine - ZLIMBO.HTM - What the Church Has Said About Children Who Die Without Baptism
ZENIT

What happens to the souls of children who die before birth, or shortly after birth, or are aborted? To better understand the matter at stake, ZENIT interviewed Father Peter Gumpel, a theologian and historian who has studied the question since the 1950s. LIMBO ORIGINAL SIN HELL

307. Doctrine - ZCATHCAT.HTM - When Catholic Catechetical Works Don't Teach the Faith
ZENIT

Nearly two-thirds of high school catechetical materials used throughout the United States are not in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans, chair of the U.S. Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for the Implementation of the Catechism, shared with ZENIT what deficiencies the current textbooks have and what the U.S. bishops are doing to remedy the situation. CATECHETICS EDUCATION RELATIVISM INDIFFERENTISM SACRAMENTS EUCHARIST TRINITY VIRTUE SEX PRIESTHOOD

308. DOCTRINE - AGECONF.TXT - Who May Receive Confirmation and What Is the Proper Age?
Nicholas Halligan

The answer to this question is taken from the "Code of Canon Law", the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" and "The Administration of the Sacraments," by Nicholas Halligan.

309. Doctrine - ZRSTRCOM.HTM - Why the Church Restricts Access to Communion
ZENIT

The Church normally restricts access to Holy Communion to Catholics, who must fulfill certain conditions, a restriction dating back to the early Christian communities. Some Catholics do not even know why the Church maintains this custom. To answer the question, ZENIT interviewed Father Philip Goyret, professor of sacramental theology, ecclesiology and ecumenism at the University of the Holy Cross. Father Goyret is also the pontifical university’s director of studies. BODY OF CHRIST EUCHARIST MASS EXCOMMUNICATION PROTESTANTS EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES

310. DOCTRINE - CURBDIS.TXT - Will 'Veritatis Splendor' Curb the Dissenters?
Frank Morriss

This article was taken from the October 14, 1993 issue of 'The Wanderer,' 201 Ohio Street, St. Paul, MN 55107, 612-224-5733. Subscription Price: $35.00 per year; six months. MORRISS VERITATIS SPLENDOR DISCENT

311. Doctrine - zfahyb16carit.htm - William Fahey: Encyclical Has Message for Catholic Universities
ZENIT

Benedict XVI's social encyclical Caritas in Veritate contains lessons for all Christians, and not just those who are directly involved in the fields of business and politics. So says Dr. William Fahey, President of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, who spoke with ZENIT about the Pope's third encyclical. EDUCATION EVANGELIZATION SOCIAL DOCTRINE DISSENT TRUTH HUMANISM

312. Doctrine - WIVESUBM.HTM - Wives Should Be Submissive to Their Husbands
Fr Shannon M. Collins, CPM

In his homily for Tuesday, 30th week in Ordinary Time (26 October 2004), Father Collins, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, AL, recalled the story of Ahab and Jezebel. It is the spirit of Jezebel which seeks to replace the husband as head of the family, and the spirit of Ahab which forsakes his God-given headship. MARRIAGE ADAM EVE ORIGINAL SIN HOLY FAMILY

313. Doctrine - conseclife.htm - World Day of Consecrated Life, 2 February
Archbishop Franc Rodé, C.M.

For the World Day of Consecrated Life, 2006, Archbishop Rodé, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, examined the challenges of living the evangelical councils today. As in all Christian life, holiness is primary, and the primary source of holiness is the Eucharist. UNITY RENEWAL COMMUNITY CULTURE INCULTURATION COMMEMORATE REMEMBRANCE RELIGIOUS EVANGELIZATION