Priestly Identity, its actualization and preservation

It is true that the only High Priest is Christ and all the ordained and the laity participates in this same Priesthood. On the one hand, both are essentially distinct. Nevertheless, on the other hand, Lumen Gentium n. 32 says that “the distinction which the Lord made between sacred ministers and the rest of the […]

Iuvenescit Ecclesia: A Light to understand the Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons

 The letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “Iuvenescit Ecclesia” (The Church rejuvenates) to the Bishops of the Catholic Church is a great light in preparing the theme of the Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons. Without this important document priests and the ordained even the bishops could be […]

Contemporary Martyrs, a silent witness of God’s power

“I am a Christian, and I have only one life. If I have a thousand lives, I will still offer it to Christ.” These were the words recorded in the court where our first canonized Filipino saint, Lorenzo Ruiz a martyr in Japan, said in front of a grueling investigation facing the danger of death […]

There are sufferings in this world. Are all of them salvific?

Salvific suffering, (the one that brings us joy, freedom and happiness) like the vicarial suffering of Christ (a suffering which is not deserved but nevertheless accepted out of love for the other)  is a suffering that could lead us transform ourselves to grow into new persons and be agents of transformation in our society. There […]