“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

“The Ultimate Sign of Love” – March 8, 2015

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

“Can one be saved outside the Church?” – First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm 25: 4-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15  There have been numerous questions arising among the minds of many, questions that more or less challenge the validity of the Catholic Church. One of those questions is, “Can an individual achieve salvation outside the Church?” The restraints to answering that question is if one says no, … Continue reading “Can one be saved outside the Church?” – First Sunday of Lent