7 Things About St Joseph, The Foster Father of Jesus

The year 2021 is the Year of St. Joseph. Here are some things that stand out about this Holy man.  He was likely adopted himself* There is evidence from the genealogy of Jesus that St. Joseph himself was adopted. This shows that St. Joseph likely understood how to welcome Jesus as his adopted son. WeContinue reading “7 Things About St Joseph, The Foster Father of Jesus”

8 Reasons Why Your Prayers May be Unanswered and Some Tips

 God retains the right to answer any prayer at any time. However, here are some issues that may get in the way. 1.       You Do Not Obey God God obeys those who obey him (Isaiah 58: 3-9). If you already know him and you know his will but are not doing it,Continue reading “8 Reasons Why Your Prayers May be Unanswered and Some Tips”

10 Easy Ways to Spark Conversation with a New Person

Pray Before You Approach Say a prayer before approaching the new person. A short prayer like: Come o Holy Spirit, said sincerely and with faith, is enough. Downplay the Apparent Difference  Get to know them and maybe if you hit it off, one day in the near future, you will learn where her accent isContinue reading “10 Easy Ways to Spark Conversation with a New Person”

5 Reasons Why I Converted to Catholicism in Colonial Africa

I. Ogho, Guest Writer I decided to be Catholic at the age of 12 in a Nigeria still controlled by the British and other foreign leaders. Here are the main reasons why I decided to become Catholic, freely and joyfully. Witnesses of Children I was 9 years old in Ibadan, South West Nigeria, when myContinue reading “5 Reasons Why I Converted to Catholicism in Colonial Africa”

14 Easy Ways to Participate More Fully at Mass

The Mass has four objectives that are oriented to God: Adoration, Thanksgiving, Atonement and Petition. One way to remember these objectives is the acronym, “ATAP” or “a tap”. You can open yourself to tap into the Grace of God at Mass in the following ways: “Time of Night”  The night before you go to Mass,Continue reading “14 Easy Ways to Participate More Fully at Mass”

8 Christian Responses to Racism

1. Ask yourself: Is this a situation that the law can help? It is important to know whether the discrimination at issue is one where the law normally protects you.  For instance, a refusal to admit you into a particular school based solely on your race or ethnicity in a country where discrimination based onContinue reading “8 Christian Responses to Racism”

3 Good Things from Vatican II

By Constance Yasere The second Vatican Council led to many reforms in the Catholic Church. One of the most talked about reforms was the changing of the language of the Mass from Latin to the vernacular. Here, I list five reasons why this decision was indeed of the Holy Spirit and some considerations for CatholicsContinue reading “3 Good Things from Vatican II”