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【Spiritual Talk】 Fr. Ho talks about the worship of God

Superstition is a sin against the worship of God. Because our spiritual marriage to Him is exclusive, it is wrong to worship false gods and attribute God's power to created things. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were like an unfaithful woman, and worshipped foreign gods through the influence of neighbouring nations. Sacrilege is another sin against the worship of God, whereby one does not respect holy things. We must ensure that our sins are free of mortal sin before we receive the Eucharist, or else go to Confession first. We also ought not to trade in holy things, unless their price is set on other factors, such as their historical or material value. Catholics do not worship Mary, the saints, or the angels, but ask for their intercession before God on our behalf - this can be seen in the Mass liturgy, when sacrifice is offered to God alone. God gives us worldly blessings through other people, like our parents and teachers; He gives us spiritual blessings through our heavenly siblings so that we might experience membership in the heavenly family. To worship the saints and angels is a grave sin. And to pray before a holy statue or card is to pray to the person depicted, not to the statue or card itself. We ought to worship God through public liturgy and private prayer.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 19


 
【Edwin’s blog】October 19, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 19


 
【Spiritual Talk】 Fr. Ho talks about the virtue of love

In Heaven, faith ends and becomes sight, hope ends and becomes possession, but love is eternal. We have faith in God for His truth and hope in Him for His goodness, but we love God simply because He is God. When we sin, we betray that love. Venial sin causes spiritual sickness and can be forgiven without Confession, but mortal sin causes spiritual death and can only be forgiven through Confession. St. Bonaventure once described venial sin as inordinate attachment to a creature though not to the point of placing it above God, whereas mortal sin places a creature above the Creator. On the first Easter Sunday, Jesus breathed on His apostles and gave them the power to forgive sins. Through Confession, we can have our sins forgiven. In the Second World War, the Polish priest St. Maximilian Kolbe was imprisoned in a concentration camp by the Nazis. Although he was not permitted to, he continued his priestly duties and listened to Confessions late into the night. Once, a prisoner escaped and the authorities selected ten prisoners to be starved to death as a warning. A married man with children was chosen, but the unmarried and childless St. Maximilian volunteered to go in his stead and was martyred. He taught that the opposite of love was not hatred but indifference and that indifference was the worse of the two because one cannot both love and be indifferent to someone.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 12


 
【Theme Park】World of plastic

This episode of Theme Park will talk about Social Media.  We are living in a world of plastic.  Have we ever considered the impact to this earth of using all these plastic products?
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 12


 
【Edwin’s blog】October 12, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 12


 
【Ask Fr. Francis】Why does God say whoever sees His face will die?

Since God is invisible, why do the bible says that when people see God, they will die?
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 5


 
【Spiritual Talk】 Fr. Ho talks about the First Commandments

The First Commandment includes having faith, hope, and worship in God. Hope is a supernatural virtue; it is the anticipation of attaining the glory of Heaven and the help of the grace of God. Against hope are two extremes: despair and presumption. When we despair, we abandon the possibility of forgiveness and when we are presumptuous, we claim to love God but do not follow up with actions. We can either do evil actions in the expectation that we have already been saved, or because we haven't done any egregiously evil actions claim that we are already saved. Presumption can fester in one's heart: either we grow complacent in living our faith over time or think we have no need to enter the Church because we are already good people. St. Thomas Aquinas taught us how to pray to be ensured of being saved by God: we must pray for (1) ourselves and (2) the things necessary for salvation, and to do so both (3) fervently and (4) diligently.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 5


 
【Edwin’s blog】October 5, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 5


 
【Music of the Heart】 Streetlight Dinner by Janice Vidal

The Ten Commandments teach us how to get to Heaven. Simply believing in Jesus is not enough, we must have a living faith. When we meditate on each Commandment, we can ponder the things they prescribe and forbid. The First Commandment is to love God above all, and it prescribes four things: to believe in, hope in, love, and worship God; and it forbids their opposites, namely: disbelief, despair, hate, and superstition. Faith requires that we learn God's revealed Truth to the best of our ability, firmly believe it, and openly proclaim it. If we lack understanding in anything, we must seek the help of others. Once, there was a monk who read a passage of the Bible for a long time but even after praying for understanding, still could not understand its meaning. He had just decided to ask a neighbouring monk for help when an angel appeared, praised his humility, and rewarded him by revealing the meaning of the passage to him. God sometimes reveals the truths of the faith through others; some saints have revealed that God makes His will known to lesser angels through greater angels. If faith is weak, it is often because we are proud and seek to control all knowledge in our heads. In our modern society, faith suffers innumerable attacks. We must increase our faith through prayer.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 28


 
【Spiritual Talk】 Fr. Ho talks about the Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments teach us how to get to Heaven. Simply believing in Jesus is not enough, we must have a living faith. When we meditate on each Commandment, we can ponder the things they prescribe and forbid. The First Commandment is to love God above all, and it prescribes four things: to believe in, hope in, love, and worship God; and it forbids their opposites, namely: disbelief, despair, hate, and superstition. Faith requires that we learn God's revealed Truth to the best of our ability, firmly believe it, and openly proclaim it. If we lack understanding in anything, we must seek the help of others. Once, there was a monk who read a passage of the Bible for a long time but even after praying for understanding, still could not understand its meaning. He had just decided to ask a neighbouring monk for help when an angel appeared, praised his humility, and rewarded him by revealing the meaning of the passage to him. God sometimes reveals the truths of the faith through others; some saints have revealed that God makes His will known to lesser angels through greater angels. If faith is weak, it is often because we are proud and seek to control all knowledge in our heads. In our modern society, faith suffers innumerable attacks. We must increase our faith through prayer.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 28


 
【Edwin’s blog】September 27, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 28


 
【Happy Life】 Who is the best role model for our children?

Who is the first educator for our children? As a parent, how could we teach our children the right values?
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
【Spiritual Talk】 Fr. Ho talks about commandments

Among the Ten Commandments, the first three concern loving God and the last seven concern loving your neighbour. Some command us to do things; these are positive commandments. Others forbid us from doing things; these are negative commandments. Positive commandments are to be followed in certain circumstances, but negative commandments hold at all times and places. There are three levels to assessing morality: (1) the object, (2) the intention, and (3) the circumstances. Some actions are objectively wrong and we cannot justify them with an intention to do good. An evil intention can make a good action evil, but neither can a good intention make an evil action good. Circumstances can modify the morality of an action; for example, performing evil in front of others increases the harm. We should strive to do good actions with good intentions under good circumstances.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
【Edwin’s blog】September 21, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
Spiritual Talk – Fr. Ho talks about purgatory

Purgatory is the destination of saved souls who did not have any unforgiven serious sins at the time of death but did not enter Heaven immediately. Before entering Heaven, they must undergo purifying suffering in reparation for their unforgiven small sins and forgiven serious sins. Some saints experienced Purgatory through private revelations and reported that it was as painful as Hell because they could not see God. But unlike the hateful and cursing souls in Hell, the souls in Purgatory were joyful and peaceful, because they knew their suffering would purify them to be with God forever. The amount of charity that we have at the time of death determines our eternal destination. Hence, the souls in Purgatory cannot increase their charity as the living still can. We can help the souls in Purgatory to reach Heaven by praying for them and offering up our works and sufferings so God can reduce their suffering. We can pray for their souls and they can pray for us in return.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 14


 
【Edwin’s blog】September 14, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 14


 
【Ask Fr. Francis】Test of Job

Why do God test Job? Why would God let family of Job die in order to test Job? Is it not God is against “killing”?
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 7


 
Fr. Ho talks about souls of humans

The souls of humans were created for God, hence our greatest joy on Heaven and Earth is to be with God. But to be in Heaven is also joyful because we can be with the angels, saints, and our loved ones. If our earthly friendship is a holy one, it will continue forever in Heaven. There is no perfect happiness on Earth – we are either disappointed because we cannot obtain what we desire or are disappointed once we obtain what we desire. In Heaven, we will have eternal desire but also eternal fulfillment. In Purgatory or Hell, the greatest pain is to temporarily or permanently lose God, who is our perfect happiness. Jesus graphically describes Hell as a place of worms, fire, and gnashing of teeth. On earth, we must choose our eternal destination.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 7


 
【Edwin’s blog】September 7, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 7


 
Music of the Heart – Dragon Li – Life Song

This episode of Music of the Heart will share a song by Dragon Li about life. How do we see the ups and downs in life? what can help us to overcome these challenges?
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 31


 
Fr. Ho talks about death and resurrection

Death is the separation of body and soul. Once a soul leaves the body, it is subject to particular Judgment. If it carries God’s grace at the time of death, it goes to Heaven; if it carries serious unrepented sin, it goes to Hell. There was a dentist in Colombia called Gloria Pola who got struck by lightning. She went into a coma and experienced her particular Judgment saw that she was going to Hell, but God gave her a second chance, because there was a poor farmer who prayed for her recovery. God told her to witness to the reality of Judgment and today, there are many videos online detailing her experience of Judgment. Resurrection, then, is the reunion of body and soul. If God can create our bodies from nothing, He can also raise them up on the last day. But the bodies of the good and wicked are different. Those of the good resemble the glorified body of Christ and possess: brightness, subtility, agility, and impassibility. That is, their bodies shine visibly, are not restricted by spatial constraints like walls, are not restricted by temporal constraints from travelling instantly, and are not restricted by sickness and death. The bodies of the wicked, on the other hand, are ugly and painful. After particular Judgment follows general Judgment, when individual verdicts will be universally proclaimed – all our thoughts, words, and actions will be revealed to the world. We ought to be careful about these things in this life because we’ll have to account for them to God. Oftentimes, people who want to escape their own actions will also deny the existence of God. If we are upset that injustice exists in our world, we will see it rectified at the general Judgment. If we have a clean conscience, then we have no reason to fear judgment. As Christians, we ought to anticipate the judgment with hope.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 31


 
Love and Life – Cold Knowledge (18)

Question: How much do you know about the theme song of our L&L program?
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 31


 
【Edwin’s blog】August 31, 2019

Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 31


 
Theme Park – Social Media

This episode of Theme Park will talk about Social Media. Is social media good or bad to us? Do you know what are the effects of social media onto your life?
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 24