Faithful to the Magisterium, this Catholic Theology of Energy is a new renewing theology put together for the evangelical purpose of *the Holy Spirit. (Feb. 11, 2017)

News Update on Catholic Theology of Energy

May the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole evangelical Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints continue to guide and bless this theology!

The present hymn is called Tantum Ergo Sacramentum. St. Pope John Paul  II, pray for us!

As a Catholic theology seeking to synthesize the sacred traditions of Eastern and Western Christianity (Theology Today 99) in the process of theosis or divinization, Catholic Theology of Energy (or Energies) is called to help brothers and sisters in Christ to discover, activate, and partake of God's omnipresent Divine Energy or divine nature as "partakers of divine nature" (2Pet 1:4), via the Word, prayers, virtues and good works in and through the Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of Christian life (Lumen Gentium 11), of all preaching of the Gospel (Presbyterorum Ordinis 5), and of all theology (Theology Today 94).  (Nov. 19, 2017)

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 English Dictionary (*June 18, 2018)/ Chinese Dictionary (*June 30, 2018)

*Update: Aug. 13, 2018

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  (1) Throughout his whole life, the author has made two 40-day retreats. The first one took place many years ago in a retreat house. It was discovered that he was given no vocation by the Lord to become a Catholic priest. The second 40-day retreat, being conducted in daily living, has just been completed. Besides doing his daily duties as good as possible, one or two Holy Masses, as well as three Holy Hours, were usually attended each day. It was quite a wonderful Spirit-filled period which he would like to continue on and on for the rest of his life as his retirement.

     However, during the second 40-day retreat, it has been reaffirmed that the author has clearly been given a vocation for life, i.e., to become a writer for Catholic Theology of Energies (Qis). Indeed, a main purpose for this period of sacred quietude was to authenticate or verify the inner locution given by the sister in Christ aforementioned. Consequently, by the grace of God, it has been clarified, as never before, that it is indeed the will of Providence that he is called to focus on writing during the next three years. In other words, Providence wants him to complete as best as possible the present research project on the introduction to the research and development of Catholic Theology of Qis.

     In fact, the author could have continued on as a part-time teacher at Fu Jen Catholic University for the next three years. Yet, this is evidently not the plan from above. Therefore, the best thing to do is to cooperate completely with Providence who knows what is best for the project, evangelically. After all, the author is the only principal writer to complete the current Chinese project in which two of the three parts have already been completed, however imperfectly done they are and may need further minor improvements. Through it all, it is just a matter of responsibility. Isn't it?

     Yet, why does it take such a long time to accomplish the third part of this project, i.e., "How to do Catholic Theology of Qis"? Divinely speaking, one may have to ask the Holy Spirit Himself, now or later in Heaven. But humanly speaking, the author would really like to take much time to slowly and joyously read or re-read all the major important references books and articles during this blessed period, instead of rushing through them as he used to. In addition, it appears that by the time the present Chinese project is completed, the English counterpart (of the third part) would be at least 50 % finished. As we know, the two versions have great similarities, in particular as regards the second part (Why do we do Catholic Theology of Energies/Qis?) and the third part (on the 'How' question).

     *Besides, "fully differentiated consciousness is the fruit of an extremely prolonged development." (Bernard Lonergan, Method in Theology, 1973, p. 257) Thus, the author had to get involved as little as possible in any other ministry or project during the forthcoming three years which seem to be his golden years in writing. Otherwise, this whole project in both the Chinese and English versions will be deprived of the time which is vitally needed for it to be done well.

     Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints!   (August 1, 2018, *updated Aug. 12) 

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  (2) Entering (or re-entering) more prayerfully and deeply into one's awareness, acceptance and practice of one's own limitations in life is the beginning (or re-beginning) of entering more profoundly into one's God-pleasing wisdom and confidence in life in the Holy Spirit. Indeed, throughout the last two decades, the author has been discerning his life vocaton, i.e., if he is called to be a writer, an organizer of big events, or both. It is very clear now that he is not called by Providence to become an organizer of big events, such as a local or an international conference.

     Therefore, as the coordinator of (1) Grace Institute of the Holy Eucharist, (2) the Chinese section of AITEA (*Association of International Theology of Energies Authors) with regards to the Chinese book project on An Introduction to the Research and Development of Catholic Theology of Qis, and (3) the English section of AITEA as regards the English book project of on An Introduction to the Research and Development of Catholic Theology of Energies, the author is thinking seriously of retiring from the last two posts of AITEA in the years ahead. For this reason, upon the publication of the current Chinese book project in the next *four or five years, the author would really like to retire from being the AITEA coordinator of this Chinese project. Likewise, upon the publication of the English project within the next decade or so, he too would *truly like to retire from being the AITEA coordinator of this English project.

     Meanwhile, he is looking eagerly and patiently for an assistant coordinator of AITEA for the Chinese book project who, in his or her present academic post as a practicing Catholic, is not only interested in this Catholic Theology, but is also capable of effectively organize a conference for others evangelically. In this way, when the author retires accordingly in the next few years, this assistant coordinator can become the AITEA coordinator and be responsible for organizing a local or international conference, even a small one. If any brother and sister feels called to do so, please let the author know. There is no hurry. Indeed, if there is no person willing to come up and volunteer to take on this challenging post in the next few years, there will not be any local or international conference in the foreseeable years ahead. It is as simple and as honest as that. 

     Thank you for understanding. Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints!   (August 12, *updated Aug. 13)          

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* This column is written by John Cheng Wai-leung, Ph.D. (religious studies), Th.M. (Eastern Orthodox theology), M.Div. (Roman Catholic theology), B.Ed., B.A., founding chair of Grace Institute of the Holy Eucharist (1985) and Association of International Theology of Energies (Qis) Authors (2011). He can be reached at jjcheng321@ yahoo.com and 075338@mail.fju.edu.tw.

   As an email address, jjcheng321@yahoo.com has been inspired as a spiritual ideal to live. Accordingly, "jj" was enthused by St. Paul who said in Galatians 2:20: "It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." On the other hand, it was encouraged by St. Theresa of Lisieux who said in her Diary that for a long time, she had no longer belonged to herself, since she had given herself completely to Jesus so that He might do to her in whatever He truly pleased. Further, "321" only shows that there were too many "jjcheng"s on the internet when it was chosen in 2005. Indeed, after searching for more than 20 minutes with a friend who was also an internet expert, "jjcheng321" was gladly adopted. Of course, he has to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly for all the possible imperfections, as God can transparently see the heart of each person without mistake.

** Besides some spiritual insights, this completely non-fund-raising site includes news on Philosophy of Energies (Qis) which leads to Catholic Theology of Energies (Qis).

*** We wish there would be even more writings and presentations on this new renewing theology by many authors in the future. However very small, informal and slow-progressing, we are taking Eph 3:20-21 seriously: "Now to God who by the power [or God's Divine Energy] at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to God be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen." At the same time, we sincerely hope that Num 6:24-26 would come true to us all: "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace." Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints!

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