The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Immaculate Conception is one of the dogmas/established beliefs on Mother Mary, just like her assumption into heaven, her perpetual virginity, and her divine motherhood. Protestants and other non-Catholic Christians have argued about this subject because they don’t agree with the Catholic Church’s views on it. Unfortunately, a lot of Catholics don’tContinue reading “The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary”

Do I Really Love My Neighbour?: Indicators

In Mark 12:30-31, Jesus states expressly that we ought to love our neighbors as ourselves, as one of the two greatest commandments. This commandment is so strong and important that it was paired with the commandment to love God with all our mind, strength, and soul. Other “love your neighbor as yourself” Bible verses includeContinue reading “Do I Really Love My Neighbour?: Indicators”

Mental Health Resilience

By Kathryn Lupisan, Mental Health Coach Christians are not immune from various mental health issues. Many people including pious Christians today are plagued by mental health challenges related to self-perception and social triggers. Our world is a fallen world, therefore ill-health, including mental ill-health, are challenges we may face. There is nothing to be ashamed of.  Continue reading “Mental Health Resilience”

Tips to Benefit from a Silent Retreat

A silent retreat once a year is recommended for anyone who wishes to get closer to God or to understand him better. We cannot love someone who we do not know or understand. However, not everyone has the privilege of attending a silent retreat. In such a case, entering into a momentary period or dayContinue reading “Tips to Benefit from a Silent Retreat”

Secrets of Cheerfulness

We often hear that long-term happiness does not come from having power, money, positions, and possessions. Joy or Cheerfulness is the immediate consequence of a certain fullness of life. For the individual, this fullness often consists of the knowledge (that everything works for the good for those who love God, Rom 8: 28).  Here areContinue reading “Secrets of Cheerfulness”

Solitude: Facts & Best Practices

In a world that has become so busy, having some time alone can be often difficult to achieve. Many do not even see the need to create time to be by themselves, seeing it solely as an act that has negative connotations.  However, being alone isn’t such a bad thing, and practice is needed toContinue reading “Solitude: Facts & Best Practices”

A Critique of Chloé Valdary’s Theory of Enchantment

INTRODUCTION: The Failure of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (“EDI”) Training and the Alternative Presented by the Theory of Enchantment  EDI training is a popular tool for addressing discrimination in the workplace. However, research demonstrates that EDI training is failing in its purpose. In this paper, I propose that there is an alternative to traditional EDIContinue reading “A Critique of Chloé Valdary’s Theory of Enchantment”

When Love Hurts: What do you do?

The Bible tells us that the greatest virtue of all is love (1 Cor. 13:13), and the same is also a pre-requisite for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony to take place. Jesus Christ further instructs us to love even as He has loved us, telling us that the greatest commandment of all is Love andContinue reading “When Love Hurts: What do you do?”

Who is The Holy Spirit?

Every year, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Spirit, otherwise known as Pentecost. Have you ever tried to explain the Holy Spirit to a friend? Was it an easy task? My guess is that your answer here is no, but not to worry. Being the least spoken of among the three persons of theContinue reading “Who is The Holy Spirit?”