Our lives are cups offered to each one of us, to drink both the good and the bad alike.
Stations of the Cross – Meditations in times of Illnesses and Trials
Introduction Our Christian faith invites us to participate in the life of our LORD Jesus Christ. As His beloved and adopted children, we are invited to participate in the spirit of His suffering and death, so that we may also participate and enjoy in His eternal life. The devotion to the Stations of the Cross … Continue reading Stations of the Cross – Meditations in times of Illnesses and Trials
What is Mercy?
©: thedivinemercy.orgThe Catholic Church celebrates, every 2nd Sunday of Easter, the Divine Mercy of our Lord. And it’s within a fitting season, as we still observe the redemption of our Lord for us through His Body and Blood. We keep in mind, in a special way, Sr. Faustina through whom the Lord spoke to us … Continue reading What is Mercy?
St. Paul: an Apostle in love
One of the classes I’m taking this semester, and compellingly my favorite class, is New Testament. The course is organized in a way such that we have focused more on St. Paul’s letters. After reading through his epistles, I find myself drawn to St. Paul and learning more about him. As a result, I decided … Continue reading St. Paul: an Apostle in love
Captain America: Civil War and the War within wars [SPOILER ALERT]
Captain America: Civil War has been a blockbuster movie for the past two weeks since its release, enticing the attention of the mass people. The movie has the thrilling graphics, creative narratives, and visual effects to capture the most vivid imaginations of many, especially the young. Perhaps another thing that takes it to the heights … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War and the War within wars [SPOILER ALERT]
A Saint in Purple and Gold: reflections on Kobe and his faith
We can learn a lot from this legendary athlete over what it means to be Catholic. Read more.
“A Warning Sign for the Christian faith” – Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 Psalms 15:2-5 James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 When Our Blessed Lord said that “evil thoughts” come from us such as “fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness”, He did not mean to say that we are naturally evil. He meant to say that … Continue reading “A Warning Sign for the Christian faith” – Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Why does God permit Suffering?
As a practicing Catholic, perhaps endowed by the gift of discernment, the whole theological problem of suffering is one that I have been obsessing over my head for as long as I can think of. It's a problem that cuts right deep into the soul of all, faithful and non-faithful alike. We all try to … Continue reading Why does God permit Suffering?
“The Supernatural Law of Faith” – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 There was a chemical researcher who called for a national scientific meeting, sharing the news that after tireless years of intense and comprehensive research, he had finally discovered a chemical compound that would cure cancer and assured everyone in the meeting that the compound works, backed … Continue reading “The Supernatural Law of Faith” – Fifth Sunday of Lent
“An Ugly Love that makes things New and Beautiful” – Fourth Sunday of Lent
2 Chronicles 36: 14-16, 19-23 Psalm 137: 1-6 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3: 14-21 The Western conception of God, from the latter part of the 20th century to now, has been understood as the God of Love. And rightly so, the claim is true. It seems that whenever we say that “God is Love”, we mean … Continue reading “An Ugly Love that makes things New and Beautiful” – Fourth Sunday of Lent