If the family is the family, can one also say that it is a social and cultural reality?

This site, which aims to shed light on the terribly confusing ideas that go around these days, ever since its beginnings some time ago has quite predictably received, receives and it most probably will continue to receive, criticism from various quarters. Continue Reading

The anger of Jesus in the Gospels is only pretense? Elements for a new Christology

With the Incarnation of the Word and the Redemption of humanity, Our Lord Jesus Christ became the center of History, such that rendering him honor, serving him and propagating his name became the highest goal of all the baptized. These have never tired of increasing their knowledge of Christ in this life while awaiting the definitive encounter with Him in eternity.Continue Reading

A message for our days…

The Star that indicated the cradle of the just born Redeemer for twenty centuries shines even today marvelously in the skies of Christanity. The nations are in an uproar, the peoples mutter in vain and the kings of the earth stand up, the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD [Psalm 2:1-2]. Continue Reading

Are they trying to ‘pass off a cat as rabbit’? Francis and the Social Doctrine of the Church

The tale is told that once upon a time in Spain, the poor quality of the meals offered at wayside inns got to such a point that the guests, before tucking in, would say the verse: “Si eres cabrito, mantente frito; si eres gato, salta del plato” – which loses its rhyme in translating as: ‘If you are a goat, continue roasted; but if you are cat, hop out of my plate!’ Continue Reading

The theologian, a doctor of sacred science or a social agent? The difference between studying Revelation, and studying the street…

The mission of a theologian is of prime importance for the growth of the Church, because his conclusions flow from the treasure of Revelation and from delving attentively into the wisdom found in the depths of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The whole Church rejoices when a true theological reflection brings clearly into light an obscure aspect of doctrine or opens a new path to deepen our knowledge of the richness of our faith.Continue Reading

Education, sport and culture – without God?! – the pillars of youth formation for Francis

In the calendar of Catholic Saints there are numerous saints who excelled in the formation of youth. Saints who, in the most varied junctures in history were called to support and sanctify this age-group, so often neglected…but which God never abandons. Among them, perhaps no one is as renowned for the vastness of his work as Saint John Bosco. His life, full of miracles, and his particular charism for carrying out his mission make of the father of the Salesian family the authority par excellence in the area of youth education. His work, born in the midst of adverse circumstances, has today spread throughout the world.Continue Reading

A pastor, yes… but of who?

Francis wished to end his trip to Africa with a visit to the Bangui mosque. There, he exercised his particular charism, confessing that his pastoral mission goes beyond the flock of Christ: “My Pastoral Visit to the Central African Republic would not be complete if it did not include this encounter with the Muslim community.” (Address, Central Koudoukou Mosque, Bangui, November 30, 2015)Continue Reading

What should religious offer to the world: a witness of virtue or of sin?

Imagine someone who becomes seriously ill, and after many attempts for a cure, finally finds a doctor who prescribes an efficacious remedy. After some days of treatment, he finds himself cured. Naturally, gratitude will bring him to transmit to as many as possible the competence of the doctor and efficacious medicine prescribed, emphasizing the gravity of the illness he was saved from. His testimony, besides praising the doctor, will serve for posterior experiences regarding this illness and encourage all of those who suffer from it to hope for a cure. Evidently, no one would think that this propaganda entails an apology of the sad condition of the sick person…Continue Reading

Do Catholics and muslims worship the same God?

Some of the most beautiful pages of the History of the Church are doubtlessly those written with the blood of the Martyrs who, giving their lives for love of Jesus Christ, received from the hands of their executioners both the death of their mortal bodies and the everlasting glory of immolating themselves for the One who had rescued them on the Cross. Defenseless children, heroic virgins, robust men, venerable ancients, throughout the ages and in all places, have heard the summons to give a resplendent and moving testimony to the power of the Gospel.Continue Reading