June 7, 2023

I can’t help but notice many of the fierce comments Christians make over social media. Considering the times, it may be that this is but a human reaction to the difficulty of upholding Christian values today. Christians may feel suffocated from always being seen as self-righteous. We find it hard to preach the Gospel without being tagged as judgmental people. The extreme result of this, however, is that we sometimes resort to rude remarks. There is too many to mention... Read more

May 31, 2023

Not everyone who disbelieves in God have always lacked faith. Many people who grew up in Christian or Catholic families start to question God’s existence much later on in life. Some abandon the faith gradually while others could vividly remember that crucial point when they have lost their faith. Why do people stop believing that God exists? When do so many lose their spiritual beliefs? Here are some of the possible occasions when some people stopped believing in God: 1.... Read more

May 25, 2023

There is a famous sculpture in the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome known as the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. It was so titled because it was inspired by a mystical experience in the life of the saint. Also known as the Transverberation of Saint Teresa, it depicts the saint in ecstasy while an angel thrusts a dart of love into her heart. Here is an account of St. Teresa’s experience when an angel pierced her heart with... Read more

May 20, 2023

One of the most painful things we could ever experience is to have a broken heart. It can come from the loss of a loved one, the betrayal of a friend, or the separation from that special someone in our lives. This world is not one where we can continuously live in happiness. It’s that place where we often get hurt, and where the very people we loved could be the ones who would make us suffer most. How do... Read more

May 17, 2023

Many attempts have been made trying to predict the end of the world. When will the apocalypse come? Are we living in the end times? Should we fear for all the judgments and tribulations written in the Book of Revelation? Some thought that the end could come in the year 2012, the end of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, otherwise known as the Mayan calendar. Some associated it with the possible failure of technology in the year 2000 or the... Read more

May 11, 2023

Sometimes, we can have all the wrong ideas about heaven. We visualize a stereotypical image of people floating on clouds, playing harps and singing their praises all day. We see ourselves walking on streets of gold and doing nothing much. In fact, we may even think heaven to be a boring place. Why is it that we can picture hell better than we could ever imagine heaven? Perhaps we can easily imagine what a life of pain is like. We... Read more

May 9, 2023

It used to be so simple to be a single Christian. St. Paul even had this very beautiful advice in one of his letters: “I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman or girl is anxious about the affairs of the... Read more

May 4, 2023

“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Have you ever experienced... Read more

May 1, 2023

Have you ever felt so much pain that you wondered how you’d ever make it through? In the midst of all your suffering, how do you find hope? How do you bear your pain? How do you carry your cross without losing sight of heaven? “My child, life on earth is a struggle indeed; a great struggle for My kingdom. But fear not, because you are not alone. I am always supporting you, so lean on Me as you struggle,... Read more

April 29, 2023

With the current progress in science and artificial intelligence, I often read about predictions that would extend the lifespan of a person. Diseases will be treated. Death will be delayed. And human beings can live even up to one thousand years on earth! Can all of these be true? Or do such things only enable us to forget the truth about death and dying? It is God who has set our limited lifespan after the fall. We were made for... Read more

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