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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.

What Mercy Looks Like

What Mercy Looks Like

Written by: Lawrence Lam “Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his... read more
Wifely Submission

Wifely Submission

Written by: Sarah Gould I have a strong aversion to the word “submission”, most especially when it’s used in reference to women and marriage?  When I hear the word all these images come flooding into my mind: images of domination, inferiority, doormats and indentured... read more
Easter Joy: More Than Chocolate

Easter Joy: More Than Chocolate

Written By: Naomi Toms Over the past while, I’ve been going through The Story of a Soul, that famous autobiography by St. Therese of Lisieux. And the more I read of St. Therese, the more I have to shake my head in disbelief. She is clearly off her rocker. Just look at... read more
Do Not Cling to Me

Do Not Cling to Me

Written By: Patricia Everaert Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Isn’t it glorious? Here is the culmination of our faith: for God so loved the world that He gave His only son. His son Jesus embraced the cross to atone for our sins, and in so doing, broke the chains... read more
The Light – Darkness Cannot Overcome it

The Light – Darkness Cannot Overcome it

Written By: Patrick Sullivan St. John the Evangelist will write in his Gospel a peculiar detail about the Easter tomb. Unlike the other evangelists (i.e. Matthew, Mark, and Luke), it is only in John’s account that we read about how, on this first day of the week, it... read more
O Happy Fault!

O Happy Fault!

Written By: Gregory Watson O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer! Ever since the first time I attended an Easter Vigil Mass (a few years before the one at which I was... read more
Keep Good Friday Good

Keep Good Friday Good

Written By: Lawrence Lam This afternoon and tomorrow evening without a doubt make up the most dramatic couple of days in the Church calendar. Everything that we’ve been working at over Lent: fasting and praying and perhaps doing other extra works of charity has been... read more
Maximize These Holy Days

Maximize These Holy Days

Written By: David Gilbert Tomorrow is the beginning of the Easter Triduum. It is the three concluding days of Holy Week commemorating the Last Supper, Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. Maundy Thursday: Jesus washes the feet of His Apostles. He celebrates the... read more
Miserere Mei Deus

Miserere Mei Deus

Written By: Sarah Gould The Triduum is upon us – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. These sacred days liturgically bring us through the death of Jesus Christ, making present to us the reality of what our sins have brought about.  Each year I turn to Psalm... read more
Counting Pennies

Counting Pennies

Written By: Naomi Toms Today’s Gospel reading is the only one during all of Holy Week that doesn’t actually describe events taking place during the Triduum. From Tuesday on, we’ll already begin to hear about the Last Supper, and there we’ll remain until the evening of... read more

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