Category Archives: Faith

Why The Church Is Holy

This song is the theme of the movie “The Cardinal”, the story of a priest who faced temptations and challenges of moral dilemmas, the social issues of his times and the never-ending tests to his celibacy. He was not perfect … Continue reading

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Remembering A Gracious Lady

I attended the wake of a gracious lady yesterday. Her life was princess-like fairy tale story. But where most fairy tales are meant to be short and fading and meant for mere telling; hers was long and lasting and meant … Continue reading

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Following the Christ

Many people in the world today seek comfort and fulfilment in power, money, success and fame and many define their success in these terms. Christ, on the other hand, promised his disciples the fulness of life for eternity by going … Continue reading

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Faith: An Answer to Greed

I feel aghast at the naked selfishness and greed there is in the business world, as typified by Wall Street. A corporation makes billions of dollars in profits but it stocks would tank if the figure were but 1% below … Continue reading

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“And the Word Was Made Flesh.”

I love words. I believe I have a certain facility with words. I like reading them, writing them and hearing them. I love stringing them together to express my innermost thoughts and I find that process most fascinating. I read … Continue reading

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“Increase Our Faith!”

  In today’s Gospel reading, the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And also this weekend, Ela our youngest granddaughter received her gift of Faith. She was baptized into the Community of Believers. The Lord assured his disciples, … Continue reading

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Taking Up The Cross, Part 2

In all my human relationships, I have always kept a bit of myself just for myself. I have never given myself totally, keeping my innermost being just for myself. But Christ demands total surrender of self from his disciples. There … Continue reading

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Heeding the Call

To hear the word of God and do it, to be Christ’s disciple is not easy. It usually involves a total conversion, a metanoia, a complete turn-around of one’s life. It inspires, animates, vivifies anyone who dares to accept the … Continue reading

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The Improbable Truth of Faith and Love

There are billions of galaxies in the universe and billions of stars in each of these galaxies. One can imagine trillions of planets revolving around these stars. It is almost a  statistical certainty that there are some life forms in … Continue reading

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Being Transformed by Faith

God created us in his image and likeness. There is often the danger and temptation of creating God in my own image and likeness, of wanting to lead a life according to my own script. And just when I think … Continue reading

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