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)

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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!

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 As the Divine-Human Christ is forever resurrected and transradiantly present everywhere, this Catholic Theology has a dream, i.e., to help many people in this age of radiation to discover, experience and partake in *Christ's omnipresent Divine-Human Light (2Pet 1:4) or *Energy in and through the Catholic Church increasingly, in particular the Holy Eucharist, with the blessing of the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole evangelical Marian Family of Holy Angels and Saints on earth and in Heaven. (Jan. 1, 2014, *updated Nov. 17, 2015)

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--- October 1, 2017 ---  Month of the Most Holy Rosary; Fatima Procesion; 100th Anni. of Fatima Nov. 27, 2016 - Nov. 26, 2017; Five Prayers taught at Fatima

  (1) Today is beginning of the month of the Most Holy Rosary. As we know, praying the Holy Rosary can often bring us many incredible blessings given to us by the Most Holy Trinity and the Mother of God herself. Today is also the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of missionaries. In addition, today is also the anniversary of the canonization of the 120 Chinese martyrs.

     May *Our Heavenly Mother, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (Oct. 7), St. Therese, the Chinese martyrs, as well as Our Dear Holy Guardian Angels (Oct. 2) and St. Francis (Oct. 4) continue to pray and bless us all!

     Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 1, *updated Oct. 7)

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 (2)  By the grace of God, within the next few weeks, a Chinese article written by the author entitled "Developing a Basic Lonerganian Process-Metaphysics Framework for Self-appropriating Christian Truths" should be published by one of the established Chinese journals in Taiwan. At the same time, another Chinese article should be completed by the author in writing. Both papers seek to further develop the cognitional theory of Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984) to some necessary extent for the future development of Catholic Theology of Qis.

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 1)

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 (3) One may ask: Is there any future of Catholic Theology of Energies (Qis)?  Obviously, this question is best answered by God Himself whose much-higher thought and way are usually not our human thoughts and ways. However, what the author can do within his limitations is to acquire an appropriate awareness, attitude and action towards such an important project in terms of the spirituality of St. Theresa of Jesus (Oct. 15) which to some significant extent may be summed up in a succinct spiritual formula called "CCDrDrLLRR in Jesus." Accordingly,

     C is for Consecrating CTE (Catholic Theology of Energies)

     C is for Christ (i.e., consecrating CTE to Christ through Our Heavenly Mother)

     Dr is for Discerning rightly (as regards CTE)

     Dr. is for Doing reviewingly (doing CTE together with others as much as possible according to their reviews)

     L  is for Letting God (according to God's thought and way, unconditionally)

     L is for Letting go (according to human way thinking and letting others do better later)

     R is for Relaxing (in the Lord and His wonderful graces)

     R is for Rejoicing (rejoicing, e.g., according to 1Thess *5:16-18,23-24)

     in Jesus (in the Lord Jesus, e.g., according to Rom 14:7-8)

    Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 1, *updated Oct. 5)

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  (4) Today is Thanksgiving Monday in Canada. Let us thank God for all the blessings given to us, in particular the Most Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother and our precious Catholic faith.

        Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 9)

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  (5) Thankfully, the foundation of the present form of Catholic Theology of Energies is the Eastern Catholic Theology of God's Uncreated Divine Energy. Hence, Catholic Theology of Energies has an immense future to be further developed by many people on such a time-tested, unshakable theological foundation.

       To be more exact, insofar as the author is concerned, amid the Holy Bible, the Magisterium, the sacred tradition of the Catholic Church, and occasional consultation with occasional advisors, *the foundation of foundations of Catholic Theology of Energies is threefold:

      (1) the divinizing Eastern Catholic Theology of God's Uncreated Divine Energy; grounded further upon

      (2) the divinizing Most Holy Eucharist in which the divinizing Most Holy Trinity is fully present;

      (3) the divinizing Holy Mother of God who, like the divinizing Most Holy Trinity, is constantly surrounded by the whole divinizing Family of divinizing Holy Angels and divinizing Saints.

      Obviously, this Theology is developed for the evangelical purpose of the Divine Heavenly Family, i.e., the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian Family of Holy Angels and Saints. Thus, many or eventually countless people may be divinized and enter forever into the Divine Heavenly Family n Heaven in the present process of salvation or Familization of the whole humankind by the Divine Heavenly Family.

     One may ask: Why does it take so long for such a development? The answer is simple. Indeed, for those who have studied directly or indirectly the history with regards to the development of  theology or human thought would understand what Lonergan means as he says: "Fully differentiated consciousness is the fruit of an extremely prolonged development." (Method in Theology, 1973, p. 257) All in all, everything, if God is willing, is completely in the hands of Providence. At the same time, St. Paul reiterates that God who calls us is faithful and He will do it (1Thess 5:24).

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 9, *updated Oct. 11)

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  (6) By the grace of God, the first Chinese paper on Lonergan aforementioned for the future development of Catholic Theology of Qis is now published. At the same time, the second Chinese paper written as a necessary sequel should be completed within this month and sent away for review and publication. A grateful word, indeed, is due to New Century Religious Studies for the review and publication of the first article.

     In fact, "letting others do better later" as mentioned above on the future development of this Theology may even begin now by others on this paper, as well as on any other works published in this site. Apparently, such a process is endless, yet we have to do what we can according to the inspirations given by Providence. According to a spiritual director, there are at least five basic important elements for a God-centered discernment for doing something for God, i.e., God-given purpose, God-given passion, God-given opportunity, God-given ability, and God-given reaffirming signs (at least two or three). At the same time, one has to keep renewing such an effort humbly and graciously before the Lord. As always, it is better to do one's discernment with the help of a spiritual director.

    Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 12)

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  (7) During the present weekend, countless Catholics around the world are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of what happened in Fatima in 1917.

       May St. Theresa of Jesus (whose feast day is today) together with Our Lady of Fatima and all the Holy Angels and Saints continue to pray and bless us all!

     Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 13, *updated Oct. 15)

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  (8) By all appearances, influenced by the Lord, Our Heavenly Mother, St. Therese the Little Flower, St. Theresa of Jesus, and *St. John XXIII, the author is only a little nothingness or worthless servant of Providence. If he has done anything wonderful, it is all due to God's merciful grace. *According to St. Pope John XXIII: "The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company." The main reason why the author quoted St. John XXIII here is that most recently he went to Confession at St. John XXIII Parish. Subsequently, for his penance, the priest there asked him to google St. John XXIII and meditate upon his wisdom sayings.

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 15, *Oct. 17)

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  (9) Two days ago, a few local occasional advisers for Catholic Theology of Energies met casually for two hours at Emeritus Prof. Janine Langan's comfortable apartment to have an update on the past, present and future of this Catholic Theology. Accordingly, the English composition of the significant version on the research and development of this Theology can only begin after the publication of the Chinese version in a few years. There is no hurry. The important thing is to do it properly for the future generations.

      However, in retrospect, this Catholic Theology is also for *numerous people in the present generation, such as the countless visitors of this site (since 1998) and the many students who have been in varying classes or seminars conducted a few times in Toronto, *Hong Kong, China and Taiwan during the past two decades (since 1993). *Further, initiated by Emeritus Rev. Prof. Aloysius Chang, S.J. (1929-2005), all together countless theological articles, notes, pamphlets and books of this Catholic Theology have been written and published by various authors in both Chinese and English (since 1982 or earlier). All in all, the Holy Bible is so true, as it reveals to us: "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain." (Ps 127:1)

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 18, *Oct. 20)

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  (10) Today is both World Mission Sunday and the feast of Pope St. John-Paul II. May St. John-Paul II continue to pray and bless the mission of the Catholic Church, including that of Catholic Theology of Energies! As we know, this Theology has adopted the Holy Pope as one of its Patron Saints. Besides, it is he who advised Catholics to breathe with two lungs with respect to the sacred traditions of both Western Catholic and Eastern Catholic traditions.

      To a significant extent, insofar as the author is concerned, this is exactly what the present Catholic Theology of Energies is all about. In other words, this Theology is an attempt to integrate, among others, the Western Catholic concept of God's grace with the Eastern Catholic concept of God's grace which is also called God's Divine Energy (or Energies). One may say the mission of Catholic Theology of Energies is simply to help others to be increasingly filled with God's grace or God's Divine Energy through the practice of prayers, virtues, good works, together with evangelization and participation in the Holy Sacraments of the Church.

       Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 22)

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 (11) Yesterday the author spent the whole day partaking in the wonderful, informative Intergenerational Healing Retreat entitled "Healing of the Family Tree" organized by the Ave Maria Centre of Peace. Besides Rev. Fr. Denis Phaneuf, the second speaker was Mrs. Moira Noonan, a convert to the Catholic faith after being involved in the New Age of 25 years.  

        As regards the New Age movement, it may be important to point out that this anti-Christian, anti-Catholic movement has hijacked, misinterpreted or taken advantages of many essential concepts of Christianity for its heretical intentions, such as "God", "Christ", "meditation", "prayer", "salvation", and even the Eastern Catholic concept of "Divine Energy" and the Chinese concepts of "qi" and "yin and yan".

       As we know, the concept of "Divine Energy" has been used by Eastern Christianity for two millennia. Most or all of the Eastern Fathers of the Church were in great favour or it. At the same time, "qi" in the Chinese culture is a universal metaphysical concept, i.e., everything is "qi". In fact, there are countless kinds of "qi", some good, some evil. Further, "yin" simply means "female" and "yan" means "male".  Hence, it depends on how we use these terms. Yet, the New Age has used or misused these concepts for its anti-Christian purposes.

       Further, by the grace of God, the author had the courage during the Retreat yesterday to point out three mistakes gently to Mrs. Moira Noonan who obviously is not that familiar with Western philosophy and Chinese culture. The first mistake is that, in one of her best-sellers entitled Spiritual Deceptions in the Church and the Culture: A Comprehensive Guide to Discernment, Third Edition. Toronto: Ave Maria Centre of Peace (2015), there is a mistake in the definition of "metaphysics" (p. 298). Accordingly, this definition is that of the New Age. She was not aware of the metaphysics of Aristotle, St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, etc. The second and the third mistakes are that she did not understand that "qi or chi", as well as "yin" and "yan" are just neutral terms which can be well used or misused by people. Thanks be to God, she thanked the author for pointing out these mistakes and said she would make the necessary corrections in the next edition of her book as well as in her future talks.

       Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Oct. 22)

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 September 1, 2017 ---  Month of Our Lady of Sorrows; Fatima Procesion; 100th Anni. of Fatima Nov. 27, 2016 - Nov. 26, 2017; Five Prayers taught at Fatima

  (1) According to Models of the Church, a well-known book published in 1974 by Rev. Prof. Avery Dulles, S.J. (1918-2008), who was later appointed to become a cardinal in 2001, there are five models of the Church, i.e., Institution, Mystical Communion, Sacrament, Herald, and Servant. Perhaps, as Pope Francis says what the Church should be like,  we can add that the Church is like a Field Hospital in the Process of Salvation or Healing of all humankind deeply wounded by the original sin, historical sins, social sins, ancestral sins, personal sins, etc.

      Indeed, if the Church is like a Field Hospital, then the Eucharistic Chapel or Church --- in particular *where the Confession of sins is being processed, the Holy Mass being celebrated, and the Eucharistic Exposition being held --- is like its Intensive Care Unit for the fulfillment of three noble purposes. First, the Eucharistic Chapel is where Our Most Merciful Lord Jesus would take intensive care of our spiritual and daily problems or challenges. Second, it is where we as channels of God's radiant graces would take intensive prayerful care of the problems of others, as well as those of the world. Third, it is where we as good and faithful friends of God would take intensive loving care of the Most Sorrowful Hearts of Jesus and Mary so much abandoned and wounded by the sins of the world, including those of ours.

     Hence, at the suggestion of Mrs. Maria M., a member of Grace Institute of the Holy Eucharist, Grace Institute as a little group has decided to join the all-night Eucharistic Vigil organized for years or decades by the big prayerful group called The *Alliance of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Normally, this Eucharistic Vigil is being held every first Friday of the month at St. Monica Parish, 44 Broadway Ave., Toronto, from 8:00 p.m. to the following morning at 7:00 a.m. It begins and ends with the celebration of a Holy Mass. All are welcome, even for an hour, i.e., a Holy Hour.

     Here is a site recommended by Mrs. Maria M. showing over 100 benefits of making a Holy Hour of the Eucharistic Adoration. Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 1, *updated Sept. 3)

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 (2) Not every person is called to partake in the all-night Eucharistic Vigil. However, those who are called to by the Spirit of Christ to be special guests and friends of God at that occasion, both the Lord Jesus and the ones genuinely called would be so pleased.

      For example, when the Vigil was over on Saturday morning, the three persons representing Grace Institute could not wait to go back to the next monthly Eucharistic Vigil. One (not the author) even stayed behind to do more contemplative prayers. It is true that two of them had to take a long nap in the afternoon before attending the Vigil. Simultaneously, these two individuals, like some participants there, had to take another long nap during the all-night Vigil on the benches at the back of the Church, acceptably so.

     According to the anonymous Benedictine monk who wrote the book called In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart (The Journal of a Priest at Prayer), published by Angelico Press in 2016, Jesus said to the priest monk on Feb. 3, 2009 *referring at the same time to other priests: "This is what I [Jesus] want of you: time 'wasted,' spent in My presence. Time given to Me for My sake.... because I [Jesus] alone am worthy of all their love."  

     Overall, this Eucharistic Vigil at St. Monica seems to be gifted with the main characteristics of an Intensive Care Unit of the Church as a Field Hospital, i.e., where the Confession of sins is being processed, the Holy Mass being celebrated, and the Eucharistic Exposition being held. Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 3, *updated Sept. 5)

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   (3)  As we know, the author is presently a young senior. Frankly speaking, he is now like all other seniors who can finally do what they really want (freely in Christ) without (reasonably speaking) having to feel any inner guilt or having to face any public complaint.

     Therefore, looking ahead with that mindset, what the author really wants to do for the years to come, on the one hand, is to pursue his dream of divinization, both for God, for others, and for himself. Or rather, it is for God, for his true self created as an image of God, and for others, according to the divine doctrine that "we shall love our neighbors as loving ourselves." *Or rather, it is for God's purposes for the blessings of all. Yet, on the other hand, he has to accept his very limitations, since, as the truth will set us free (cf. Jn 8:32), we may say that true acceptance of our true limitations is true humility, true wisdom, true peace, and true freedom in the Holy Spirit of Truth.

     Indeed, if there is one single key word which may sum up well his spiritual dream and his very lifetime writings on Catholic Theology of Qis (Energies), it is the word “divinization or theosis.”

      Thus, spiritually speaking, the author plans to pursue the Medjugorje Dream graciously recommended by Our Heavenly Mother of praying as many as four hours daily. Human speaking, it may not be possible for him to do so each day. That is why it is called a Dream. That is also why his writing is slowing down a bit, gladly so.

      Regarding his theological writings, besides writing a few pertinent research papers and occasionally so on this website, do some teaching at Fu Jen, fulfilling his family and friendly duties, etc., what he really wants to do principally for the next seven years or so, as a small but significant contribution to the mystery of divinization, is the completion (if God is willing) of both the Chinese and the English versions of the Research and Development of Catholic Theology of Qis (Energies). A grateful word, hence, is due to Rev. Prof. Simon Wong, S.J., who has advised the author several times in the past to focus on quality, rather than quantity. As we know, however wonderful it may be still, the author used to complete a book on the fast track.

     Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 3, *updated Sept. 6)

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  (4) Today is the Birthday of Our Heavenly Mother. Apparently, she is born to become the unsurpassed living image of Christ partaking in both His cross as well as His glory. In other words, not only is Our Heavenly Mother destined to share the cross of Christ as Our Lady of Sorrows, it is also God's perfect design that she is to become the most divinized Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin, the Immaculate Conception, the Queen of Heaven in her Assumption, indeed even the Mediatrix of all graces for all humanity.

     St. Pope John Paul II said: "We should not be surprised that providence has allowed so many different religions; we should rather be surprised that they embrace so many common elements." (Stephen Liesenfeld, On Our Pilgrimage to Eternity: 99 Sayings by John Paul II, New CIty Press, 2004, p. 89) That is perhaps why so many world religions have an immense inextricable loving tendency towards the Mother of God, such as in Hinduism, Islam, Daoism, Buddhism, Persian Mithraism, Chinese folk religions, and even in Confucianism and the anti-Christian New Age religion, etc. That is perhaps also why Catholics have to let these brothers and sisters know that Our Heavenly Mother is ultimately what they are earnestly searching for. According to God's eternal plan, is it not true that Our Heavenly Mother is the very Mother of the whole human family, i.e., not just for the Catholic and Orthodox Christians?

     Is it not so true that in Heaven, everybody there will sing "Mary, the Mother of God, is my mother too"? Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 8)

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  (5) There are two most recent news. The first news is sad but realistic, i.e., upon additional reflections, Emeritus Prof. Russell Sawa, M.D., Ph.D., who has retired for several years from teaching said he had to further retire from the present English project on the research and development of Catholic Theology of Energies. As we know, this project would only be completed about seven years from now. May God continue to bless Emeritus Prof. Russell, his family, as well as his health!

      The second news is a special blessing of God, i.e., at the recent suggestion of Prof. Paul Hwang, a neurologist, a small English discussion group on the research and development of Catholic Theology of Energies has been formed. Along with Emeritus Prof. Janine Langan and Rev. Fr. Leo Reilly, CSB, Ph.D., etc., who also live in Toronto, this small group attended by a few young people and a member or two of Grace Institute would meet only a few times a year. Therefore, it would offer appropriate suggestions and feedbacks on the research and development of the present Catholic Theology.

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 10)

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  (6) By definition, one may say that divinization or theosis is the very quintessence of Christianity. This divine mystery can only be fulfilled in and through the supernatural grace (Western Catholic) or Divine Energy (Eastern Catholic) of the Most Holy Trinity. In other words, as another expression of the salvation process being initiated, continued, and fulfilled by the Most Holy Trinity reaching out to the entire creation after its fall (Rom 8:22-23), divinization or theosis is the elevation, permeation, participation, and transformation of the complete human person, the whole human family, as well as the entire universe by way of God’s *dynamic divinity, divine nature or divine energy (i.e., Divine Uncreated Energy). Hence, the dream of Catholic Theology of Energies (Qis), as far as the author is concerned, is to become an instrument of this divine dream plan of divinizing the whole defective creation according to God’s actual and sanctifying graces (Western Catholic) or God's divinizing Uncreated Energies (Eastern Catholic). *Are we not all called to be "partakers of the divine nature" (2 Pet 1:4)?

      Paraphrasing the words of Rt. Rev. Petro B. T. Bilaniuk (1932-1998), we may further say that the essence of Christianity consists in an active participation in the inner life, light, and love of the Triadic (Eastern) or Triune (Western) God. Traditionally, this participation is called theosis in Greek, i.e., the mystery of the divine transformation or transfiguration of the individual persons, the whole human family, and even the whole cosmos in Christ. Being the mystery of our union with the Most Holy Trinity, the eschatological divinization in or assimilation to the Triadic God gives the ultimate reality and meaning to all other mysteries in Christianity, i.e., Creation, Incarnation, Redemption, the Church on earth, the Church in Heaven, the Transfiguration of Christ, the Ascension of Our Lord, and the Assumption of the Mother of God, etc. (cf. Petro Bilaniuk, Studies in Eastern Christianity, Vol. 1, Munich-Toronto: Ukrainian Free University, 1977, p. 37)

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 10, *Sept. 12)

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 (7) Today is the feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To the honour of her most holy name, one may say that the whole process of salvation is a transcosmic process of God's amazing grace, being initiated, continued, and fulfilled by the Most Holy Trinity. Indeed, except for those beings who deliberately reject God's grace, this is a process of gracization in which through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, each individual human person, including the whole human family and the whole cosmos will be increasingly graced or filled with grace by the Most Holy Trinity, until they are like Our Heavenly Mother who is "full of grace."

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 12)

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 (8) Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. As we know, the most holy name of Jesus has awesome power to help us over evils, carry the cross and experience its glory. Yet, mysteriously, the most holy name of His Mother, for some reasons, also has a similar great effect which would help us overcome evil forces, as well as carry our daily cross.

     For example, a wonderful priest in Toronto shared his experience most recently. Each time when he wakes up in the middle of the night for some reasons and cannot fall back to sleep, he would utter respectfully and slowly the name of Mary for a few minutes, saying "Hail Mary." Then, consistently, he will fall back to sleep soon. Perhaps one could follow the Totus-Tuus example of St. John Paul II and pray to Our Heavenly Mother in a similar manner: "All yours" or "Yours."

     Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 14)

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 (9) A grateful word is due to Emeritus Prof. Carlo Kwan for his most recent comments. First, he told the author not to work too hard. Second, he has no problem with regards the author's several interpretations on his writings on Lonergan in Chapter II on the research and development of Catholic Theology of Qis. Third, he advises the author to integrate an important missing aspect with this Chapter. Hence, the completion of Chapter II will take a few more weeks. It should be completed by the middle of November, since the author has to work on a Chinese paper before beginning that integration.

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 14)

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 (10) Today is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Apparently, according to St. Bridget of Sweden, those who meditate her seven sorrows and pray accordingly will receive great blessings. It only shows how immensely grateful the Most Holy Trinity is towards those who truly love the Mother of God. It also only shows how incredibly thankful Our Heavenly Mother is towards those children who desire to truly love her, console her, and attempt to alleviate her sorrows. Isn't it so true that we would know who truly love us when we are in sorrows?

      Apparently, this is *an incomparably precious God-given opportunity for us to prove that we love Our Heavenly Mother truly very much, i.e., by praying and meditating upon her sorrows daily. At the same time, we will come to experience the immense gratitude of the Most Holy Trinity and that of Our Dearest Mother in Heaven. Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 15, *Sept. 18)

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 (11) Insofar as the fundamental doctrines of the Catholic Church are concerned, it must be acknowledged that one of the substantial factors influencing the theological contents of Catholic Theology of Energies and this website is Our Heavenly Mother and her *Christ-centred reaffirming messages given in her apparitions at Fatima and Medugorje, including the faithful-to-the-Catholic-faith Ave Maria Center of Peace and its wonderful supporters such as Henry, Paul, Bernadette, Wendy and Maureen which have been promoting her heavenly messages for years.

      *At the same time, it must also be admitted that the academic methods and creative ways of expressing such a traditional Catholic contents have been learned from and should be credited to various scholarly institutions, such as the International Ultimate Reality and Meaning Institute, the University of Toronto, and the Fu Jen Catholic University, along with their excellent professors. A grateful word is also due to many anonymous prayerful and even saintly visitors of this website for their amazing intercessory prayers. May the Most Holy Trinity and Our Heavenly Mother, as well as all the Canadian Saints bless all the above sisters and brothers in Christ accordingly!

      Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 24, *Sept. 26)

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 (12) Today is the feast of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, the most wonderful God-pleasing Holy Archangels. Without doubt, their greatest interest is unanimous, i.e., to bring all human beings if possible to Heaven to be in everlasting union with the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian Family of Holy Angels and Saints.

       Let us, therefore, pray to them even daily for their awesome protection and guidance for our discernment and perseverance in following and obeying the holy will of God at all times, until we see God and see all the Holy Angels and Saints face to face in the Divine Heavenly Family.

       Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Sept. 29)

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--- August 1, 2017 ---  Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Fatima Procesion; 100th Anni. of Fatima Nov. 27, 2016 - Nov. 26, 2017; Five Prayers taught at Fatima

  (1) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, how are you? Today is the beginning of the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amid the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima and the summer months on the one hand, and all the chaos around the world and society on the other, it may be important for Catholics and even non-Catholics to remember always the following promise of Our Heavenly Mother at Fatima. Very clearly, her unmistakable promise is: "In the end my Immaculate Heart shall triumph!"

     Indeed, more and more, besides attaining Holy Mass and visitations to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, an ordinary Catholic and even a non-Catholic excited about Our Heavenly Mother may find it necessary to pray the Holy Rosary daily, even if possible the whole Holy Rosary, i.e., 20 decades. 

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

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  (2) Looking ahead, due to summer trip(s), residential renovation, as well as a paper or two *related to the current Chinese project to work on, the author will resume his research writing on the Chinese project on the research and development of Catholic Theology of Qis in the middle of September. It is true that, by the grace of God, a Chinese paper entitled in English "Developing a Basic Lonerganian Process-Metaphysics Framework for Self-appropriating Christian Truths" has been approved for publication within the next two months.

      For the coming week, the International Ultimate Reality and Meaning Conference will be held from Aug. 2 to 5 at Regis College, Toronto. All are very welcome! Among others, the title of the author's paper to be delivered is called "Developing Aquinas' Missing Metaphysical Concept of God Ipsa Essentia Subsistens today as Infinite Self-Fulfillment Itself." This paper is 30 pages long, including the bibliographies or cited works. A grateful word is due to Rev. Fr. Leo Reilly, CSB, PhD, for proofreading the text.

      What follows are the last two sentences of the concluding remarks of this article: "All in all, it is truly important for the present self-fulfillment-seeking generations to realize that, in spite of every obstacle, the only reliable way to find true innermost happiness or self-fulfillments, both on earth and in Heaven, comes only from Infinite Self-Fulfillment Itself. As we know, this God is the First Cause, Final Cause, Formal Cause, as well as the Efficient Cause with respect to our very deepest being as a self-fulfillment-seeking image of the Infinite Self-Fulfillment or Happiness Itself."

     Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Aug. 1, *updated Aug. 2)

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 (3) The following is a part of the power-point to be delivered during the URAM Conference as regards God by Essence is Infinite Self-Fulfillment or Happiness Itself. Indeed, St. Thomas says "Deus est beatitudo per essentiam suam" (Latin) and in English, "God is happiness by His Essence" (Summa Theologiae  Prima Secundae, q. 3, a.1).

       Hence the *whole history of salvation may be described briefly in three stages:

       (1) The Most Holy Trinity ad intra: By eternal Essence or Nature, God the Father is Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself in Person; God the Son is Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself in Person ; God the Holy Spirit is Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself in Person; God the Most Holy Trinity is Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself Tri-Personally.

       (2) The Most Holy Trinity ad extra:  The Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself reaches out to create angels and humans as images of  Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself. Hence, all human hearts without exception are by nature forever restless, unless they rest in God the Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself (cf. St. Augustine).

       (3) The Fulfillment of the Most Holy Trinity ad extra: Through Christ the Uncreated-Created Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself, the ultimate fulfillment of Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself reaching out to us human beings is that all of us are on earth to take Infinite Happiness/Self-Fulfillment Itself as their First Cause, Final Cause, Formal Cause, and Efficient Cause, even forever and ever in Heaven together with all the Holy Angels. 

 

       Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Aug. 1, *updated Aug. 2)

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  (4) Here is another part of the power-point. Respecting God as Infinite Self-Fulfillment Itself, it is vital to point out six different Is or selves in salvation history:

      1)     The Uncreated I or Self of God:  God says: “I am who I am.” (Ex 3:14);

      2)     The Uncreated-Created I or Self of Christ:  Christ says: “Before Abraham was born, I am.” (Jn 8:58);

      3-4)  The true self of an angel and a human are both created according to the Self of Christ who is “the visible image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation;   

               for in Him all things were created, in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…  All things were created through  Him and for Him.” (Col 1:15-16);

      5)     The false self of a fallen angel is necessarily anti-Christ;

      6)     The false self of a human being is necessarily anti-Christ.

    

     Indeed, our choice of ‘I’ or ‘self’ will determine our own destiny in both our present and our everlasting true self-fulfillment or happiness.  

    Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Aug. 3)

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  (5) The four-day Nineteenth Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning finally ended yesterday. A grateful word is due to Prof. Stephen Modell, M.D., and the other chief organizers, as well as Rev. Prof. John Perry, S.J., who recommended the author to join this Meeting in 1994. So far, consecutively, this is the latter's 12th Meeting.

      A special grace, among others, to thank God for is that Emeritus Prof. Russell Sawa, M.D., Ph.D., and the author have presented their papers in the same 2-hour session. Besides, the two have re-ignited their commitment to do the English version of the research and development of Catholic Theology of Energies. Indeed, this English project will only begin after the current Chinese version is completed by 2020 or so.

     Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Aug. 6)

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  (6) Today is the great feast of the Transfiguration of Christ. According to today's Gospel, one may be deeply inspired towards at least three possible dreams:

       The first dream is to become astonishingly transfigured like the amazingly transfigured Jesus whose "face shone like the sun" (Mt 17:2) with unspeakable glorious splendor and happy self-fulfillment, even forever and ever in Heaven. As we know, "the just will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father" (Mt. 13:43).

       The second dream is to be commended wholeheartedly by God the Father Himself who will say "you are my beloved son (daughter), in whom I am well pleased" (Mt 17:5), even forever and ever in Heaven.

       The third dream is to live in a completely transfigured Dream World like that of the Transfigured Jesus, Apostles Peter, James and John, i.e., without any evil, conflict and pollution, even together with Moses, Elijah, as well as with the whole Family of Saints and Holy Angels in Heaven. 

       Here, one may ask: Is it possible to really experience a little foretaste of Christ's Transfiguration on earth?

       Here is a humble suggestion: Try to attend in one morning or afternoon two Holy Masses in a row, do a good Sacrament of Reconciliation, and spend two hours prayerfully before the radiant Transfigured Christ hidden in the Blessed Sacrament. Under normal circumstances, it would be impossible for any Catholic not to experience some foretaste of Christ's Transfiguration. Did Our Heavenly Mother in Medugorje not recommend us to pray, whenever possible, as many as four hours a day? The above is a repeatable experience by countless Catholics. If a person does not believe it, he or she should just try it first before further comments.

       Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Aug. 6)

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  (7) Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven traditionally celebrated by the whole Catholic Church. It is true that many local dioceses have chosen to celebrate this great feast last Sunday.

      The Holy Bible reveals to us that Heaven and the Heaven of Heavens belong to the Lord (Deut. 10:14). According to a private revelation, only Our Heavenly Mother, the Queen of Heaven who lives in Heaven together with all the Holy Angels and Saints, is given special free access to the Heaven of Heavens where the Most Holy Trinity fully dwells. In other words, the Mother of God, the Queen of the whole creation, is enjoying the highest level of divinization or Theosis. Therefore, her intercession is incredibly awesome and powerful. It is no surprise in Fatima she said in no uncertain terms that in the end her Immaculate will triumph over all evils.

     Should not we so happily proud of Our Heavenly Mother who loves each one of us all much more than his or her very own mother? Should not we be practicing more trust and confidence in her motherly care and intercession? As a wonderful priest in Toronto reminds us, should we not take Our Mother in Heaven also as the Queen of our heart, just as we take Jesus as the King of our heart?

     Simultaneously, another wonderful priest in Toronto has just reminded us that the devil, being the deadly enemy of God and of all humanity, does not need to rest in attacking each of us, Christian or not. That is why we have to take up the whole armor of God, in particular the daily Blessed Sacrament and the daily Holy Rosary, in defending ourselves and helping us to do God's will. That bespeaks also why, in retrospect, St. John-Paul II took Totus Tuus as his apostolic motto which, as we know, has become his immense source of blessings in Christ Jesus through Our Mother in Heaven.

     *As the Vatican is seriously threatened by the notorious terrorist group, let us confidently entrust the safe protection of the Pope and other beloved clergy there to the motherly protection of the Queen of all the powerful Holy Angels. Accordingly, the five awesome weapons against the demonic forces considerately recommended by Our Heaven Mother are prayer, fasting, the Word of God, Confession and the Holy Eucharist.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise and thanks be to the Most Holy Trinity and Its whole Marian and Eucharistic Family of Holy Angels and Saints. (Aug. 15, *updated Aug. 28)

     [Accordingly, the next note is to be written is on Sept. 1.]  

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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 is also an adjunct professor at Fu Jen Catholic University. 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 priest 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.

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*** 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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