Serviam Blog

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

Coping With An Invisible Relationship

Written By: Naomi Toms Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have an honest chat with God, physically, audibly, and tangibly? Wouldn’t it be so much simpler if we could talk to God like with any other person, and hear a response right away?  If we could... read more
Convinced – Why would anyone become Catholic?

Convinced – Why would anyone become Catholic?

Written By: Lawrence Lam Don Johnson, a recent convert and filmmaker, set out to document the similar experiences of some prominent Catholic converts or reverts and compiles his interviews excellently in Convinced. Interviewing well known Catholic Americans such as... read more
Searching for Self Worth in the Wrong Places

Searching for Self Worth in the Wrong Places

Written By: Sarah Gould Last year a woman named Desiree Longabaugh changed her name to Beautiful Existence, flew to Paris and “exchanged” vows with herself in a “ceremony”’ officiated via Skype by someone in the US.  She had “lost her spark” in her previous marriage... read more
That’s Just Crazy Talk!

That’s Just Crazy Talk!

Written By: Gregory Watson “Theology is like a map…. Doctrines are not God: they are only a kind of map. But that map is based on the experience of hundreds of people who really were in touch with God—experiences compared with which many thrills of pious... read more
5 Simple Ways to Love your Neighbour

5 Simple Ways to Love your Neighbour

Written By: Amber Miller “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two... read more
How To Tell If You Really Trust God

How To Tell If You Really Trust God

Written By: Naomi Toms So, you want to love God.  You want to trust in Him, and to live as you believe.  And that’s all well and good. But how can you tell whether you’re on the right track or not? I’m sure there are plenty of ways, and tons of spiritual advice out... read more
The Conscience Awakens

The Conscience Awakens

Picture: John Boyega in Star-Wars-The Force Awakens Written By: Lawrence Lam If you haven’t seen Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens by now, you probably don’t care that I reveal a few details from the plot. The film was just released on disc for home viewing a... read more
Angel Altars and Mistaking Heaven

Angel Altars and Mistaking Heaven

Written By: Patrick Sullivan One of the greatest dangers with new age thinking on the angels is actually as old as the oldest stories in the world. It is the confusion of earthly things with heavenly things; it is the confusion of the things that are below with the... read more
So Easter Happened… What Now?

So Easter Happened… What Now?

Written By: Noami Christ is risen!  Lent is over!  The long wait has come to its glorious climax, and we are all gratefully relieved to have emerged from the drawn-out Lenten fast into the Alleluia season! But now, it’s been over a week since Easter Sunday. By now,... read more
#YOLF

#YOLF

Written by: Lawrence Lam One of my pet peeves is the use of the term/hashtag “YOLO”. It stands for You Only Live Once and Millennials like to use this to justify all sorts of actions, particularly those that are morally questionable, albeit oftentimes trivial and... read more

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