Monthly Archives: August 2013

AND IN JESUS CHRIST, HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD

Jesus means in Hebrew: “God saves.” At the annunciation, the angel Gabriel gave him the name Jesus as his proper name, which expresses both his identity and his mission. Since God alone can forgive sins, it is God who, in Jesus … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 4 – Chapter 7

The doctrine had in view for enforcement is corroborated by the truth that the Son is the Word of the Father— the Word, not in the sense in which we understand the term, but a living and active Word. This … Continue reading

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Christ: At the Heart of Catechesis

“At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son from the Father. . .who suffered and died for us and who now, after rising, is living with us forever.” To … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 4 – Chapter 6

The fourth kind of impossibility (§49) is now taken into consideration, and it is shown that the Son does nothing that the Father approves not, there being between Them perfect unity of will and power. 64. The Son, moreover—to consider … Continue reading

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The Good News: God has sent his Son

‘But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.’ This is ‘the gospel of … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 4 – Chapter 5

Continuing the exposition of the disputed passage, which he had begun, Ambrose brings forward four reasons why we affirm that something cannot be, and shows that the first three fail to apply to Christ, and infers that the only reason … Continue reading

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“YOU DID NOT ABANDON HIM TO THE POWER OF DEATH”

After his fall, man was not abandoned by God. On the contrary, God calls him and in a mysterious way heralds the coming victory over evil and his restoration from his fall. This passage in Genesis is called the Protoevangelium (“first … Continue reading

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