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
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]
Is 43: 16-21 Ps 126: 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Phil 3: 8-14 Jn 8:1-11 One thing that puzzles me about the gospel passage we have today is that Jesus did not explicitly forgive the woman. While it is wise to provoke such thought to the Pharisees and the rest, telling them “to throw a stone … Continue reading “Transformative Indifference” – Fifth Sunday of Lent
15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” 16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of … Continue reading A Divine Love Story
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
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
Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19: 8-11 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 John 2:13-25 Often times when we make decisions, life-changing decisions in most cases, we seek for signs to convince ourselves in making a choice. For example, when buying a car, we look for cues that seem appealing to us, and that appeal is what moves us to … Continue reading “The Ultimate Sign of Love” – March 8, 2015
This word has constantly been in my mind for the last couple of days. It’s commonly understood as something to keep, to preserve. It’s no more than something to be taken away. We associate it with abstinence and sexuality. We understand that there is an embarrassment that comes if we don’t preserve it. Or the … Continue reading What is Chastity?