Advent: Celebrating Hope

by Ciel Tagaza We may have been preparing for Christmas long before December – buying presents ahead of time, putting up Christmas decor and playing Christmas carols early – but these preparations are superficial, even used to mask real sentiments.  … Continue reading

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Christ the King

by Ciel Tagaza We end the liturgical year with the Feast of Christ the King, in anticipation of Jesus’ second coming. As we come to the end of another Church year, we reflect on the end times, ours and the … Continue reading

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Lamentation to Praise

by Ciel Tagaza There is a time for everything. A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; … Continue reading

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Prayer & Worship

by Ciel Tagaza Prayer is defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a “vital and personal relationship with the living and true God” (CCC, no. 2558). Prayer is “communion with Christ” (CCC, no. 2565). Worship, on the other … Continue reading

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In Honor of the Saints

by Ciel Tagaza On this day, November 1, All Saints Day, the faithful honor all who have died in sanctity, martyrdom, who lived their lives in holiness and are now enjoying the reward of belonging to the Church Triumphant.  Catholics … Continue reading

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