March 31, 2023

The Scriptural Way of the Cross was introduced by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday 1991. While this does not intend to replace the Traditional Way of the Cross, it aims to provide a source of meditation that is supported by various accounts in the Bible. Pope Benedict has also approved this modern version of the stations of the cross in 2007. This Lent, let us try to meditate upon these significant events that led to Jesus’ crucifixion and... Read more

March 25, 2023

Forgiveness, kindness and compassion are just some of the qualities usually related to Christianity. Along with this is the popular Bible verse about turning the other cheek. All of these can make Christians a vulnerable group to maltreatment and all kinds of bullying. How do you preach being kind without opening yourself and your loved ones to abuse? Is it wrong to defend yourself from physical and emotional harm? The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly states: “Love toward oneself... Read more

March 22, 2023

Everything seems to be as clear as black and white when you’re reading a book or when you’re in front of your computer screen. But when you come face to face with your transgender child, everything turns upside down. All you may see are various shades of gray. How do you let your child know you love them so much without letting go of your Catholic faith? What do you think about? What would you even pray for? To every... Read more

March 18, 2023

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39 (NABRE) I think there is nothing that could ever test our faith more than the hour of death – our own, and that of our loved ones. It is death that asks... Read more

March 14, 2023

As a Catholic who believes that life begins at conception, I can’t help but be concerned about the millions of babies who die from abortion each year. According to data presented by the World Health Organization and the Guttmacher Institute, around 73 million babies are aborted yearly. Even if we reduce the number to around 50 million, that would already be one billion lives in twenty years’ time. One billion lives that have never even been born. If we truly... Read more

March 10, 2023

“…the mercy of God is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality with which he reveals his love as of that of a father or a mother, moved to the very depths out of love for their child.” – Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus A Legacy of Mercy He was the very first Pope to have chosen Francis as his papal name. Just two years after, he declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. He has opened wide the doors... Read more

March 6, 2023

What happens when you ask an AI like ChatGPT how it can possibly pose a threat to the Catholic faith? I tried to ask two AIs and their answers were both interesting and alarming. “What are the Ways AIs Can Threaten the Catholic Faith?” ChatGPT: As an AI language model, it is not within my programming to take a position that AI can threaten any religion, including the Catholic faith. The Catholic faith is based on belief in God and... Read more

March 2, 2023

If you look at the declining number of Catholics in the Western world, you’d realize how our world is quickly turning into a godless one. The word “secular” no longer seems to be enough to describe how the future could look like. It could very well be like living in Babylon where proclaiming your faith risks being thrown into the lion’s den! How do you live your faith in a world that doesn’t believe in God? How do you raise... Read more

February 27, 2023

If you are one of those people who is seriously thinking about leaving the Church, I pray that you may still find a reason to stay. I do not know the many reasons why you’re leaving. You may have thought about this for a long time. You may feel so hurt right now that you just want to quit. But if you could delay this action yet again, you may find yourself thankful later on that you didn’t leave the... Read more

February 21, 2023

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” – Genesis 18:14 (GNT) Have you ever prayed for something less than what you truly desire? By this, I’m not referring to desires that are bad. We certainly shouldn’t pray for something that will cause us or other people to sin. I’m also not referring to those things that are merely for pleasure. I’m not saying we should pray for an excessive amount of money or other temporal goods. But what I mean... Read more

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