I Believe

Chapter XXVI: (I Believe in) the Communion of Saints

By Fr. Joseph Francis – What does the Church document Lumen Gentium say about the Communion of saints?   The ...
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Chapter XXV: I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church (2)

By Fr. Joseph Francis - The 4 Notes of the Church of God Here we briefly examine the 4 “notes” ...
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Chapter XXIV: I believe in the Holy Catholic Church (1)

By Fr. Joseph Francis — The Niceno-Constantinople Creed (381 AD) has a longer expansion of this: “I believe in one, ...
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Chapter XXIII: I believe in the Holy Spirit

By Fr. Joseph Francis — Who is the Holy Spirit?             In the Niceno-Constantinople Creed (381 AD) this is long and ...
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Chapter XXII: To Judge the Living and the Dead (2)

By Fr. Joseph Francis — At the end would there be a destruction and re-creation of new heavens and new ...
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Chapter XXI: To Judge The Living and the Dead (1)

By Fr. Joseph Francis — Judgment as completion The purpose of this complete, fully visible manifestation and presence at “Parousia” ...
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Chapter XX: From There He Will Come

By Fr. Joseph Francis — Parousia or visible presence of the Lord at the end of time One of the ...
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Chapter XIX: Seated at the Right Hand of the Father Almighty

By Fr. Joseph Francis — Symbolic or metaphoric language   Obviously here we are using metaphorical or symbolic language whose meaning ...
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Chapter XVIII: A Descriptive Definition of Heaven

By Fr. Joseph Francis -- What is this heaven into which Jesus ascended? Heaven that awaits each one of us ...
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Chapter XVII: He Ascended

By Fr Joseph Francis – How to understand “descending” from heaven and “ascending” into heaven? Descended from heaven or ascended ...
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Chapter XVI: The Question of Resurrection

By Fr Joseph Francis – Chapter XVI: On the third day he rose again from the dead (2) The Sadducees (a ...
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Chapter XV: On The Third Day He Rose Again From the Dead (1)

By Fr Joseph Francis - Why the third day? The variation in the Nicene Creed is: “and rose again on ...
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Chapter XIV: He Descended Into Hell

By Fr. Joseph Francis - “Hell” refers to “Sheol” Many a Christian today is surprised by this statement in the ...
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Chapter XIII: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was Crucified, Died and Was Buried

By Fr. Joseph Francis – Passion and death of Jesus are steeped in history Pontius Pilatus (Pilate) was the Roman ...
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Chapter XII: A Marian Trilogy

By Fr. Joseph Francis - Mary is “Mother of God” In this chapter we reflect on a Marian trilogy i.e., ...
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Chapter XI: Who Was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary (3)

By Rev. Fr. B Joseph Francis - Consequences of Incarnation The Nicene Creed (325 AD) proclaims: “For us men and ...
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Chapter X: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary (2)

By Rev. Fr. B Joseph Francis - The importance of the question about the virginal birth of Jesus  In this ...
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Chapter IX: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary (1)

By Rev. Fr. B Joseph Francis - The existential situation of the human being in sin or the meaning of ...
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Chapter VIII: Jesus CHRIST

By Rev. Fr. B Joseph Francis -  The meaning of the name of Jesus  It sometimes happens that many do ...
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Chapter VII : Our LORD

By Rev. Fr. B Joseph Francis -  Titles of Jesus used by the primitive Church express their faith in Jesus ...
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Chapter VI: I Believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son

By Rev. Fr. B Joseph Francis -  Who is Jesus Christ as a Person?  The Nicene Creed (325 AD) expands ...
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