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Portugal, Fires and Fatima

Written by P. Alfonso Gálvez on .

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            Humanity today has become used to calling things by names other than their own or by hiding what it considers unpleasant.

Concealing what is unpleasant can be done in either of two ways: hiding the truth or concocting falsehoods. Nevertheless, these two ways of distorting reality are generally closely linked.

At any rate, this concealing should not come as a surprise to anybody, for everything seems to indicate that we are witnessing a historic moment in which the Father of Lies is deploying all his power.

Both the Civil and the Ecclesiastical Societies have distinctly shown their preferences for one of the methods we have mentioned: hiding or forging the truth.

Civil Society has opted for the Law of Silence as a more practical means, without relinquishing the use of the other method when necessary. The Ecclesiastical Society, on the other hand, prefers to openly use the technique of Proclaiming Lies once it has observed that all the faithful have been adequately turned into sheep with no ability to think, and even less to decide.

Homily May 28th, 2017

Written by P. Alfonso Gálvez on .

Homily May 28th, 2017

Sunday after the Ascension of the Lord

(Jn 15: 26-27. 16: 1-4)

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Homily May 14th, 2017

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Homily May 14th, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Easter

(Jn 16: 5-14)

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Legitimate violence

Written by P. Alfonso Gálvez on .

 

The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force

 

The Word of God is spirit and life. Jesus Christ said, speaking of Himself: The words that I have spoken to you, they are spirit, and they are life.[1] Therefore, they are profound and, as they are living, always updated. It is no wonder, then, that man is capable of delving into them in order to enrich himself spiritually; but he can never hope to exhaust their meaning.

An illuminating example—among many others— are these words of the Master:

The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.[2]

It is evident that such words, like all those of Jesus Christ, contain abundant doctrine. In any case, they seem to be surrounded by an air of mystery (which is simply to say the depth of the content revealed), for who can say that he has succeeded, after so many centuries, in unraveling all the inexhaustible and mysterious meanings of His words? … Unless someone takes seriously the words of the new Superior General of the Jesuits, according to whom, Jesus Christ must be reinterpreted. But jokes should be relegated to their proper place and their own moment, and certainly they are not useful in solving serious issues.

Homily April 30th, 2017

Written by P. Alfonso Gálvez on .

Homily April 30th, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

(1 Cor 11: 17-19)

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"Sermones para un Mundo en Ocaso"

Written by P. Alfonso Gálvez on .

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 Nuevo libro del P. Alfonso Gálvez

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Reseña del libro 

El libro se presenta como un conjunto de sermones, escritos sobre la base de algunas homilías pronunciadas, en principio, para un público bien intencionado. Pero en realidad lo que se ha conseguido es una serie de meditaciones muy profundas dirigidas a los hombres de una Iglesia y un mundo "en ocaso", esto es, en tiempos que el autor ha descrito como de "la gran apostasía" y de una "Iglesia catacumbal", en un momento de "invierno eclesial", donde aparece casi naturalmente la pregunta sobre el final de los tiempos. Situación que presenta, ya desde el inicio, una aporía: ¿Tiene sentido predicar en tal medio ambiente, donde nadie parece tener intención de escuchar, o van a estar prontos a rechazar el mensaje? Sin embargo, no importa que, aparentemente, el intento pueda parecer inútil, pues el verdadero predicador cristiano sabe que es depositario de una misión, de un mandato, recibido del mismo Señor; y es consciente del efecto "devastador" de la misma Palabra de Dios, más allá de la disposición de los oyentes a la que va dirigida.

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