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?”

The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul: 7 Lessons from His Life & Ministry

As we mark the feast day of the conversionĀ  of St. Paul on January 25, we take a look at the life of this great apostle of God. Although he was not among the ten originally called by Jesus Christ, the influence of St. Paul on the early church and the present-day church cannot beContinue reading “The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul: 7 Lessons from His Life & Ministry”

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.  Mother of Christ Mary is the only one who got to share flesh and bloodContinue reading “Behold, Your Mother!: Enter 2022 Praising God for these 7 Aspects of Mary’s Maternity”

Make the Most of November: 7 Tips

November is the month in which the Church historically celebrates all Saints (Canonized or not) and remembers all Souls who have departed this world. In particular, we remember and pray for Souls in purgatory,* who are waiting with deep (and painful) yearning to complete their purification so they can enter heaven. Here are some waysContinue reading “Make the Most of November: 7 Tips”

Abortion: Forgiveness & Other (Often-Ignored) Points in the Debate

Guided by Christ, the Catholic Church is pro-life. In other words, the Church does not support abortion.  However, in the often-heated debate on this topic, here are some points that are often missed and which Catholic Christians should try to highlight with compassion:  love, mercy, prayer and concrete support Forgiveness We must preach about theContinue reading “Abortion: Forgiveness & Other (Often-Ignored) Points in the Debate”

Indian Residential Schools, the Catholic Church: Lessons & Some Concrete Steps

In the summer of 2021, the whole world watched in horror as the unmarked graves of hundreds of children were discovered near former Indian Residential Schools in Canada. These schools were run by the Catholic Church with the support of the Government of Canada.  At that time, 1800s to late 1900s, it was the policyContinue reading “Indian Residential Schools, the Catholic Church: Lessons & Some Concrete Steps”

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”

Grindr Scandal, Catholic Priests: 6 Lessons for Followers of Christ

This article is in response to news reports about Catholic Priests using Grindr. Grindr is a hook-up tool for casual sexual encounters between men. This news has saddened Catholics who are still reeling from the sex abuse scandals. For journalists, there are ethical concerns including the way that this information was obtained.  Do Not LeaveContinue reading “Grindr Scandal, Catholic Priests: 6 Lessons for Followers of Christ”

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”

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”