Author: Abp. Oscar Cruz

“Mater et Magistra”

Oscar V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   The above quoted and often invoked phrase in Latin is in fact a profound understanding, a sublime proclamation, a signal appreciation of what the Church is, viz., what she really is, what she is for and actually does, what is her role for humanity and what is her relevance in the world. In plain and simple words, the Church is a Mother “Mater” and Teacher “Magistra” to the people, to the world. A mother loves and cares for her children. A teacher makes her children think and learn. So it is...

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