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  • The globe half-full

    Mar 18, 2022

    Since the beginning of time, the planet that we live on is called Mother Earth, the fauna and flora we fondly refer to as Mother Nature, the country we reside in is our Mother Land, and the language/dialect we speak is our Mother Tongue.

  • Lenten ashes

    Mar 18, 2022

    Something inside of us knows exactly why we take the ashes. No doctor of any kind needs to explain this. Ashes are dust, soil, humus; humanity and humility come from these.

  • Really praying in Lent

    Mar 18, 2022

    Lurking behind that desire is the discovery that people often don’t know what prayer truly is. The starting point, therefore, is to clarify what prayer is all about.

  • Saint Peter's Basilica preparing for 2025 Jubilee Year

    Mar 11, 2022

    Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, Archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica, details the preparations underway in the Basilica and reorganization of its offices in view of the 2025 Jubilee. Plans include simplified access for those coming to pray and receive the sacraments, and tourists accompanied by guides.

  • A woman after God’s own heart

    Mar 11, 2022

    In these times, there is so much literature and self-help books marketed to women. If a woman has an issue, there are at least 10 books to help her with it.

  • Lent from different perspectives

    Mar 11, 2022

    Lent is my favourite season in the liturgical calendar. Many people prefer Advent because the season is filled with anticipation and good memories such as decorating our homes with fancy Christmas decorations, going carolling, and partaking in feasts.

  • Our best farewell gift

    Mar 11, 2022

    In His farewell speech in John’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that He is going away but that He will leave us a parting gift, the gift of His peace, and that we will experience this gift in the spirit He leaves behind.

  • Yes Father – Here I am

    Mar 11, 2022

    Our God, is a great God that is truly all forgiving. On that cross on the skull, knowing full well that His time was near and enduring all that heartache, pain, misery and suffering, He continued to forgive.

  • Having Abraham and Sarah’s faith

    Mar 04, 2022

    Today’s parents fear that they will not be able to control their children. The media, the online world and their peers are just too great an influence on our children. What do we as parents do? I believe many parents fall into the trap of using aggression and power to offset these outside influences.

  • The blessing of coming clean with God

    Mar 04, 2022

    Jesus’ promise is awesome: The clean of heart (sometimes translated as the “pure” of heart) “will see God.”