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CAGAYAN DE ORO
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Arnold Van Vugt
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Vugt: The carmelite father Titus Brandsma
THIS column may be considered a continuation of my previous column, My Martial Law Memoires. Titus Brandsma was born on February 23, 1881 in Bolsward, a place in the North-East of Holland. He entered the Order of the Carmelites and was ...
From 839 days ago
Vugt: Light, Happiness, Peace and Courage
POPE John Paul II has said: “Because Jesus is the Light, we too become light when we proclaim him. This is the heart of the Christian mission to which each of us has been called through baptism and Confirmation. We ...
From 843 days ago
Vugt: Jesus and the culture of his time
THE Gospel of Luke 8:1-3 says: Jesus walked through towns and countryside, preaching and giving the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve followed him, and also some women, who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: ...
From 846 days ago
Vugt: My Martial Law Memoires
ON SEPTEMBER 21 we celebrated the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by Marcos. My memories go back to my native country, the Netherlands, where I experienced the Second World War and our country was occupied by German soldiers ...
From 850 days ago
Vugt: The BEC-movement in the Catholic Church
THE Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) is a movement in the Catholic Church of bishops, priests, religious and lay-people. The BEC are a new way of being Church. If the family is the “domestic church,” a grouping of families constitutes a ...
From 852 days ago
Vugt: The Mother of the believers
LAST Friday, September 15, we celebrated the Feast of Mary, the Virgin of Sorrows. The Gospel of John 19: 25-27 says "Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister Mary, who was the wife of Cleophas, and Mary ...
From 856 days ago
Vugt: Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath
THE Gospel of Luke says: One Sabbath Jesus was going through the corn fields, and his disciples began to pick heads of grain, crushing them in their hands for food. Some of the Pharisees asked them, “Why do you do ...
From 858 days ago
Vugt: Living together in the Church
THE Gospel of Luke (17:3) says the following: If your brother has sinned against you, go and point out the fault, when the two of you are in private, and if he listens to you, you have won your brother. ...
From 863 days ago
Vugt: Our devotion to the Blessed Virgin
LAST August 15 we celebrated Mary’s Assumption into heaven. There is nothing in the doctrine that says Mary did not die. Of course she did – she was a human being. The Eastern Church celebrates the feast of Mary’s Dormition, ...
From 866 days ago
Vugt: The appointment of bishops in the Catholic Church
I got the following information from the UK magazine The Tablet of August 12, 2017 HOW totally bizarre is our current system for appointing bishops. There are slightly more than 5,000 bishops in the Catholic Church – far more than the ...
From 871 days ago