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The Catholic Church and Catholicity

When the Catholic Church opens her arms to welcome all peoples, she does so not only because of charity, important as it is in Jesus’ teaching, it’s also because of catholicity. And the two are intertwined.
Publish date: 2021 - 5 - 9


 
Will We Still Eat and Drink on Resurrection?

Does this mean our risen bodies will continue to live biologically? So many unanswered questions!
Publish date: 2021 - 4 - 11


 
The Word of God Is Love Not Violence

Just as Isaiah’s nakedness doesn’t make him a flasher; Jesus’ destructive act doesn’t make him a violent person.
Publish date: 2021 - 3 - 7


 
Madness or Love? It’s all in the Eyes of the Beholder

Call him a madman, a weirdo, or anything you want; the reality is, the fire in Paul’s heart, ignited by the Spirit, is something people won’t understand unless they are prepared to welcome the same Spirit into their hearts.
Publish date: 2021 - 2 - 7


 
When the Foreigners Came to Jerusalem

When the Magi come to pay homage to the powerless infant in the manger, the time has come for the secret to turn into a reality, for Jerusalem to take the center stage, and for Daughter Zion to become the Bride of Christ – the Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2021 - 1 - 3


 
The Holy Spirit’s Knock-Out Punch!

For those of you who are studying the Scripture seriously, I hope the Holy Spirit would also punch your lights out the way He did it to me!
Publish date: 2020 - 12 - 13


 
The Shepherd and the King

Jesus is no ordinary king. Like David, his Old Testament type, he is a Shepherd-King.
Publish date: 2020 - 11 - 22


 
Experiencing the Mystical Body of Christ

The doors of the Church that I knocked on 43 years ago are opening up to an abyss of mysteries far deeper than any human mind can fathom!
Publish date: 2020 - 11 - 1


 
Religious Life and Social Life Become One in Love

Love is what brings our religious life (love of God) and social life (love of neighbor) into unity.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 25


 
The Bible is in a Nutshell Just God’s Wedding Invitation

The theme of marriage and family runs through the Bible like a thread, weaving its way intricately and skillfully from the first chapter to the last.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 11


 
Forgive and You Shall Be Forgiven

We continue to go about our business in God’s presence, acting nonchalant and pretending our unforgiving hearts somehow don’t really matter to God.
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 13


 
Finding Yourself Requires a Sincere Gift of Self

Jesus’ stern rebuke of Peter in this Sunday’s gospel – “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me” (Mt 16:23) – is quite remarkable, considering that he has just given Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven and the power to bind and loose only a few verses earlier (cf. Mt 16:19). […]
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 30


 
How Good It Is to be Able to Repent!

Repentance as a theme navigates its way masterfully through this Sunday's readings with persuasiveness and coherence.
Publish date: 2020 - 7 - 19


 
The Eucharist – a life-or-death issue

Like Moses, Jesus - the New Moses - sees the observance of the word of God as a life-or-death issue.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 14


 
From Shadows and Images into the Truth

Ever a gifted orator, St. Augustine was able to deliver a whole lecture on biblical theology in a few words: “The New Testament is hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is manifested in the New”.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 10


 
What’s the relevance of resurrection during the coronavirus pandemic?

If resurrection is not true, then the whole foundation of our faith will come crumbling down.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 12


 
Experience the Power of the Word of God

Enable us to feel the power of your word - a word that is incarnate and living; a word that must be proclaimed, received and experienced; a word that commands our worship and veneration.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 8


 
Following Jesus’ Descending Path to Lowliness

My heart is at peace in following Jesus’ descending path to lowliness, which is really the ascending path to see God face-to-face. 
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 9


 
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