Author Archive
 

 
The New Jerusalem As Envisioned by Isaiah

The time has come for all barriers to come down, all hatreds to disappear, and all hostilities among the nations to vanish.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 5


 
A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse and a Voice in the Desert

Two takeaways from this Sunday’s readings. Both are powerful prophecies of Isaiah.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 8


 
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save” (Luke 19:10)

We like to think that we can have God in our own pocket. But we’ve got it all wrong. It’s God who finds us and reveals Himself to us; it’s Him who saves us.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 3


 
Lord, Why Don’t You Listen?

The exasperating lamentation of Habakkuk will resonate with many of us who seek to exercise our own prophetic ministry of promoting love, truth, and life in a world intoxicated with hatred, lies, and the culture of death.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 6


 
Attending Mass with Humility and Holy Fear

Why do the Catholics genuflect, bow their heads, strike their chests, and make all kinds of gestures to humble themselves in the Mass? Now we know why.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 1


 
“All Things Are Vanity” (Ecc 1:2)

When that day comes, hopefully my son would also be confident that his dad “is rich in what matters to God” (Luke 12:21).
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 4


 
No Turning Back

With the dawning of the New Covenant era, turning back is no longer an option; “postponing commitment to the kingdom is tantamount to rejecting it”.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 30


 
Is Jesus Departing for a Distant Star on His Ascension?

Could the Ascension account be a fabrication of Jesus’ followers, created to gloss over the tragic death of their master?
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 2


 
Signs, Wonders, and Visions

The best three words that sum up this Sunday’s readings.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 28


 
Repent or Perish

Repent or perish (Lk 13:5). Jesus meant every word he said.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 24


 
Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven (Luke 6:37)

I remain hopeful that God would be able to win over her heart and turn it from a heart of judgement and condemnation to a heart of mercy and forgiveness.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 24


 
A Love Story Like No Other

A great mystery indeed is this marriage of heaven and earth.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 20


 
The Woman Who Makes Christmas Great

Jesus is our Lord and the reason why we celebrate Christmas. But in this Christmas, let’s also remember the woman who makes it great.
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 23


 
The “Little Apocalypse”

Are we nearing the day of the sun darkening, the moon losing its light, and the stars falling from the sky?
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 18


 
Can’t Appreciate the Bible? Try Typology.

Through the lens of typology, we see Jesus’ restoration of the blind man’s sight as one of many healing acts of our Lord that are meant to declare the end of the exile of humanity and its full restoration to glory
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 28


 
Are You a Follower of Christ Or Just a Fan?

As fascinating as the Bible is, we must keep in mind that biblical interpretation is ultimately not academic but liturgical.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 9


 
Invitation to God’s Wedding Banquet

Unlike my daughter who must be selective in inviting people to her wedding, God welcomes everyone to his.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 19


 
All FLL Volunteers Share in Jesus’ Prophetic Office

If Jesus was given the cold shoulder by his hometown people, why should we expect our mission in exercising his prophetic office to be any easier?
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 8


 
Does Jesus Honor His Mother?

Jesus’ response on learning his mother’s arrival sounds more like a rebuke than an affectionate welcome.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 10


 
Understanding the Bible as a Polyphonic Hymn

The universality of God’s love and catholicity of His Church is a characteristic integral to the harmony of the polyphonic hymn.
Publish date: 2018 - 5 - 6


 
The 8th Day – A New World Order

What seems like an interlude now is but the beginning of everlasting happiness and glory.
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 8


 
Has Christ Rendered the Old Testament Law Obsolete?

Is Christianity guilty of spurning God's commandments in the Old Testament? Let's turn to the Patristic writers for an answer
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 4


 
He Who Receives Much, Gives Much

God's special grace is always followed by a special response from the grace recipient
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 4


 
Our Family Story

Rome is a city of many names. Most of all, it's the City of Sts. Peter and Paul; the city I call home spiritually.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 31