Our Lady of Guadalupe made her presence known to a world where the lives of children were sacrificed in spiritual rituals to appease the gods. Our Lady of Guadalupe came into the world where married women were being raped by “missionary” soldiers of the Spanish crown. Our Lady of Guadalupe came to Juan Diego, a poor man … More Our Lady of Guadalupe
In Latino Catholicism Transformation in America’s Largest Church Timothy Matovina writes, “Collectively the four ministerial approaches advance the aspirations of grassroots evangelization, integration, outreach to immigrants, and building stronger structural links between Hispanics and the U.S. Catholic Church” (Matovina 154). These four factors can be used to assess the process of transmission of faith among … More Social Justice for Hispanic Catholics
Fr. Henri Nouwen wrote Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World with the intention to inspire secular people to not forsake their spiritual lives. My work as a hospital chaplain often entails offering pastoral care to people in crises who do not associate with any religious denomination. Some of the unifying spiritual … More Brokenness in The Beloved
Both Bishop Paprocki and Cardinal Pell have made national news this past week. Cardinal Pell is accused of molesting several boys for decades in Australia that ended with his transfer to the Vatican to manage money. Bishop Paprocki is in the news for his decision to enforce a ban on offering Holy Communion and funerals to active homosexuals. This … More Bishop Paprocki and Cardinal Pell
The faith professed by the Catholic Church claims that it is God’s will for all people to be given the gift of eternal life with God in heaven. Loss of heaven and eternal damnation to hell is a result of repeatedly rejecting the gift of God’s grace. God allows every person to have freewill over … More Is Eternal Damnation For Real?
The beatific vision is a gift of grace given by God where He reveals Himself through intuitive knowledge of His divine essence (Catholic Dictionary). Blessedness is associated with having the beatific vision. Blessedness is planted in the hearts of all human persons. “It is wonderful, however, since the will to obtain and retain blessedness is … More Who are the Blessed?
According to St. Augustine, the inner man is differentiated from the outer man by his ability to reason. The ability to reason makes a human person different than animals. This abstract knowledge from the fourth century presented by St. Augustine is now backed up by science. According to the neuroscientist, Paul MacLean in his book … More What does the Reptilian Brain have to do with the Holy Trinity?