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LEST WE FORGET WHERE WE COME FROM

It’s very interesting for those who love history to just get back and do the disectional analysis of events, more so the church history or the history of the church depending from where you are standing.

We have to begin by understanding what Christendom is all  about and what it all involves.

“Christendom is about economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles.

That is in the modern trend of events it’s ending  and witnessing it die.

The symptoms seem to be before  our very eyes: the breakup of the family, divorce, abortion, immorality, general dishonesty.

We take it for granted, we get used to things, and almost accept them as the rule.

Despite the decline blaring today, isn’t that a rule? Today, how many Catholics accept the counter message to Humanae Vitae?

The press that we read, the television that we see, is in no instance inspired by Christian principles.

As a matter of fact, there is, on the part of many of us, the tendency to go down to meet the world …

Celibacy, Sex, Crime and Everything in between

Recent news stories have picked up at a very high speed. The news sells when it's about the priests on matters of sex, celibacy and all the packagings in that line and frequency.

The Church may think that settling the issues in private and paying the lost dignity is the better option, yet it ends up being a bitter option. Crime and sin is all mixed in the same boiling pot of men who were sex preys in the name of holy men of God.

The church has to examine the sickness of all in the Church. If the crimes were committed, it shows someone, somewhere slept on his job. Sometimes the more the crime the more the transfers.

It's unfortunate that the pain is so deep and even to address it needs courage, good listener and just being there in silence to count the many years of silence. The question is. Should I make noise inorder to be heard?

The  debate about celibate is good and needs to addressed by those who live it to daily renew their commitment of why they wanted to live that life…

WHEN BEING A FRIEND OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS BECOMES A LAW

Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.When in company, put not your hands to any part of the body not usually discovered.Show nothing to your friend that may affright him.In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a humming voice, or drum with your fingers or feet.If you cough, sneeze, sigh or yawn, do it not loud but privately, and speak not in your yawning, but put your handkerchief or hand before your face and turn aside.Sleep not when others speak, sit not when others stand, speak not when you should hold your peace, walk not on when others stop.Put not off your clothes in the presence of others, nor go out of your chamber half dressed.At play and attire, it’s good manners to give place to the last comer, and affect not to speak louder than ordinary.Spit not into the fire, nor stoop low before it; neither put your hands into the flames to warm them, nor set your feet upon the fire, especially if there be meat before …

CONVERSION IS REVOLUTION!

Sometimes we believe that for us, things cannot really change. Conversion is an interior revolution.

Anything less radical simply misses most of the meaning of that word. Revolution is not evolution. Itsn't a smooth transition or a peaceful, gradual, non painful, non upsetting thing.

It's an upheaval, a radical overturning. It arises precisely when people have despaired of gradual change.

Revolution becomes necessary only when the old order is hopelessly stagnant, when there is no longer any hope that peaceful, non-violent, gradual change can bring about improvements of any significance.

That is why virtually every political-social revolution in history has been followed by a blood bath.

All that is dissident is systematically eliminated. Why? Because the new guard knows that, unless this is done, it will forever live under the danger that the old guard will rise up and recapture the new.

The old guards must be killed off. As scripture puts it: "You cannot put new wine i…

WHEN WE HAVE TO CONFRONT THE TRUTH

Sometimes we go through a long distance to reach a point of truth with our colleagues we call friends and more so those we see as being young, healthy and with great sexual prowess upon which our culture rotates.

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835-1910), an American writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer, once remarked “There is nothing wrong with the youth except that it is a shame that God chose to waste it on young people.”

Today, the youth find themselves in great boost of health and sexual prowess which is quite good and creative world of its own, because we all at a given time of our lives were once there.

The unfortunate thing is that we rarely see something beyond the young lads. We are daily regretting why we did spend well our exhausted lives when we were at the ages of our grandchildren.

We have the tendency to lock ourselves into dreamlands hence, become fragile and delicate everyday of our lives.

We tend to pin our hopes for happiness upon the you…

Understanding Interreligious Dialogue through Pedagogy

INTRODICTION

Educational institutions play a crucial role in building and enhancing the immunity and resilience of every society in confronting external and internal voices and forces which oppose pluralism and advocate for exclusion and violence. 

Education has a profound effect on individual development and can promote or prevent prejudice and conversely promote or prevent tolerance.

Lessons learned in the classroom stay with us as we continue to grow, and our learning does not stop once we have left the classroom.

Pedagogy is about sound relationship with the world, dialogue verses education, formation of dialogue what we can call today upgrading, a line of thought that is creative, exploiting other interdisciplinary theories.

A. Bongiovanni point of departure is from (EG 250) more so in the exchange of experiences and authentic active listening to the others.

We are engaging into theological formation to know what to say out there, relational experience with others.

Dialogue is p…

PEDAGOGY AS A SCIENCE OF UNDERSTANDING INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

INTRODICTION

Educational institutions play a crucial role in building and enhancing the immunity and resilience of every society in confronting external and internal voices and forces which oppose pluralism and advocate for exclusion and violence. 

Education has a profound effect on individual development and can promote or prevent prejudice and conversely promote or prevent tolerance.

Lessons learned in the classroom stay with us as we continue to grow, and our learning does not stop once we have left the classroom.

1.0 ANGLE COMPONENTS OF RESEARCH

In this research we are going to address ourselves in the field of pedagogy as a scientific discipline of understanding interreligious dialogue.

Much of the reflections and approach will be based on the course work and paradigm shifts created during the course work, conferences attended and above all exploring into the thought and sojourner of professor Ambrogio Bongiovanni perspective towards the culture of dialogue, the significant role…