Choosing Your Spouse: 12 Principles & Practical Tips

Begin your search with prayer. Ask God to choose for you. Let your life be guided by God. This calls for an open heart and an open mind to God ‘s plans for you. Also, Pray for your future spouse. Ask God to lead that spouse to you. Ask him to help your heart seeContinue reading “Choosing Your Spouse: 12 Principles & Practical Tips”

Behold, Your Mother!: Enter 2022 Praising God for these 7 Aspects of Mary’s Maternity

January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. To celebrate this feast, let us contemplate some of the ways that Mary serves us as mother. You will notice that everything that Mary is, she is because of Christ.  Mary is the only one who got to share flesh and blood with Christ inContinue reading “Behold, Your Mother!: Enter 2022 Praising God for these 7 Aspects of Mary’s Maternity”

How to be Enough: 9 Simple Principles for Your New Year Resolution

1. Avoid False Positivity Avoid affirmations which you know – deep down – are untrue. Avoid putting out false images on social media. Acknowledge your difficulties but do not dwell on them. Avoid lying to others to make them feel better. Underscore their good sides instead. Affirm the good you are able to be todayContinue reading “How to be Enough: 9 Simple Principles for Your New Year Resolution”

What Baby Jesus Wants for Christmas: 7 Simple Things

1. Restore Christmas   Make your Christmas about Christ himself, the King of Kings.  Put a nativity scene in a prominent place in your home. Meditate briefly in front of it – even for a few moments – daily. Say Merry Christmas as often as possible (You may add, happy holidays too). Gift Christmas cardsContinue reading “What Baby Jesus Wants for Christmas: 7 Simple Things”

Our Lady of Guadalupe: 4 Lessons

Five centuries ago, Mary, the mother of Christ appeared to an indigenous peasant in Mexico, namely St. Juan Diego.  She appeared wearing the local indigenous dress for young mothers and virgins. She spoke in Juan Diego’s indigenous language. She asked that a Church dedicated to her, be built. That Church was eventually built and remainsContinue reading “Our Lady of Guadalupe: 4 Lessons”

Advent: 4 Weeks to a New You*

This Advent, take the following steps to fully prepare for the feast of the coming of Christ: Christmas as well as his coming at the end of time. Stop and think about Christ a few times a day. Perhaps while you stop at the traffic light. Avoid being taken up by shopping and too manyContinue reading “Advent: 4 Weeks to a New You*”

Deep into the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 5 Easy Steps

Mary the mother of Jesus is the Immaculate Conception. She is called the Immaculate Conception because Jesus renewed creation by reinstating himself as the new Adam and Mary as the new Eve. To be better than the original Adam and Eve, they both had to be without sin and obedient to God – from theContinue reading “Deep into the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 5 Easy Steps”

Christ the King: Make the Most of this Feast in 7 Tips

This week, we celebrate the feast of Christ as King of the whole universe. Here are some facts about the Kingship of Christ. Contemplate one for each day of the week beginning with today. Realize that the enemies of Christ are losers. Christ is King of Kings. One who rules empires,  Rev 1: 5. ThisContinue reading “Christ the King: Make the Most of this Feast in 7 Tips”

Lets Talk About Open Marriages

Recently, Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith have reignited public discussion about the concept of open marriages. These are marriages in which couples are not exclusive but are able to have other intimate (particularly sexual) partners. Let us discuss the concept of open marriages briefly in light of our Catholic Christian faith. Marriage canContinue reading “Lets Talk About Open Marriages”

Leaving the Catholic Church: 10 Considerations

Here are some common reasons why people leave the Catholic Church and some reasons to stay, based on Christ’s teachings. The idea that religion is the thing of the past is mostly popular in relatively wealthy countries. Why are poorer countries still entering the Church? The answer is not because they are too poor toContinue reading “Leaving the Catholic Church: 10 Considerations”