July 19, 2020 Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 86 Romans 8:26-27 Mt 13:24-43 In every relationship we cherish, there is a pressing need to address the importance of being a better person. Of course, there are moments when we enjoy the company of those we truly care for. Yet, what often turns a relationship to a … Continue reading “Discontent, Weakness, and Growth” – Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
I’ll start this by giving you an inside scoop into what takes place in seminary formation. Every seminarian is assigned a Formation Advisor to go over their training, so to speak, to become priests. In a meeting I had with my Formation Advisor over a year ago, he asked me what I think is the … Continue reading Reflections on the Priesthood after Parish Internship
Seminarians, like myself, don’t cease to be human beings once they enter the seminary. Before I started seriously discerning the priesthood, I wanted to get married. I wanted to know what it’s like to be with the most beautiful woman for the rest of my life. I wanted to give my wife stolen kisses, take … Continue reading A Seminarian’s reflection on Celibacy
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?
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]