A favorite Biblical image used by the Church Fathers to describe the fragility and complexity of human life is that of a potter working with clay.
Una imagen bíblica favorita utilizada por los Padres de la Iglesia para describir la fragilidad y complejidad de la vida humana es la de una arcilla de alfarero trabajando.
According to a Greek legend, Damocles, from the court of the tyrant ruler of Syracuse, voiced his desire to have the riches and pleasures of the king just for one day. And so, the next day, Damocles was led into the palace, and all the servants were bidden to treat him as their master.
Según una leyenda griega, Damocles, de la corte de la regla del tirano de Siracusa, expresó su deseo de las riquezas y los placeres del rey sólo por un día.
Since being installed as Bishop in 2003, I have been blessed to watch the Diocese of Phoenix grow. We have 117 parishes and missions which serve over 1.1 million Catholics.
Last month, we began to consider one of the Christian doctrines that many find deeply troubling, namely hell.
El mes pasado, comencemos a considerar una de las doctrinas cristianas que muchos encuentran profundamente preocupante, a saber, el infierno.
Hell is one of the least popular of all Christian doctrines. Many people have trouble reconciling the existence of hell with the truth that God is all good and all loving.
El infierno es uno de los menos populares de todas las doctrinas Cristianas. Muchas personas tienen problemas para reconciliar la existencia del infierno con la verdad que Dios es todo amor y todo bien.
In Rome, amid the district of four-star hotels, expensive restaurants and luxurious residences on Via Veneto, there resides a strange church belonging to the Capuchin Friars called Santa Maria della Concezione, popularly known as the “Bone Church.”