I have never shied away from letting the world know that I am huge John Mayer fan. His music is one that, whenever you listen to it, you just feel like you have a friend who perfectly knows what you feel at any moment. His songs never get old to me, as pretty much all of … Continue reading My Top 10 John Mayer Songs (Part I)
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Two weeks ago, Our Lord taught us how to live our faith. Last week, He taught us the significance of being in His midst. In today’s gospel, He taught us how to pray. We are given words of prayer from the Word Himself. Fittingly enough, this prayer is petitioned millions of times by nearly all … Continue reading Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
The ever so Pure Romance of Mary Magdalene and her LORD
Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Mary Magdalene, a day that has been a celebrated as a Memorial for years past. The promotion of this day into a Feast seems to be an appropriately theological move, given how the image of the woman has evolved over the church’s 2,000 year history. We have … Continue reading The ever so Pure Romance of Mary Magdalene and her LORD
Rite of Passage
Current Read: "From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality" by Richard Rohr Current Page: Page 31 (Chapter Six: Male Initiation) I began reading this book last night, shortly after I finished another book - as queued on my summer reading list - and I was astounded by the insights it bears. As what … Continue reading Rite of Passage
Why do we worship Mary and the Saints?
Nearly all Protestant Christians and unbelievers alike are bewildered in confusion as to why we, Catholics, worship Mary and the Saints. As practicing Catholics, we are often seen standing before figures in a manner as if we are standing before the Lord: with solemn reverence. Part of “being reverent” is holding on to the feet … Continue reading Why do we worship Mary and the Saints?
“The Help we most greatly needs comes Unexpectedly”
A scholar of the law conversed with Our Lord concerning eternal life. Indeed he was talking to the right person. Right at the very beginning of the gospel, we learn that we ought to lay down our concerns, questions, and inquiries to the Lord through prayer, in all circumstances of life. And when we speak … Continue reading “The Help we most greatly needs comes Unexpectedly”
Cleveland Cavaliers and The Resurrection
I recall one morning a few years ago when I was with my spiritual director, conferring with one another on many things. At one point I told him that I wanted to understand what the doctrine of the Resurrection means, not in theological or philosophical terms, but in terms of the ordinary language we use … Continue reading Cleveland Cavaliers and The Resurrection
“Up”, “In”, and “Out”
I was glad that I got to leave work earlier today than I normally do. Being able to leave work early allowed me to go to Mass. While my family usually goes to Holy Family in Artesia on Sundays, I often go to St. Peter Chanel for daily Mass. St. Peter Chanel is one of … Continue reading “Up”, “In”, and “Out”
Ordination Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels
This morning I went to the ordination Mass for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Nine men were ordained to the priesthood, and one of them is a fellow Filipino which was edifying to witness. I came in a couple of minutes after 8, and I realized I should have arrived way earlier. I underestimated the … Continue reading Ordination Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels
What Is the Holy Trinity?
The Holy Trinity is certainly one of the most unfathomable mystery in the Catholic Church, and may be considered as something non-sense, too complicated to take into belief—or even blasphemous by Protestants and non-believers alike. One of the most popular questions to raise against it is “How can God be three persons when the very … Continue reading What Is the Holy Trinity?