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The Wonder and the Warfare

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is our response to God’s revelation. When we are filled with wonder at His goodness, His works and His power; when we are grateful for His blessings and saving grace, it’s only natural to praise Him. … Continue reading

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Professing Our Faith

by Ciel Tagaza Communal worship is essential to a believer’s life, as much as personal prayer is. Going to Mass on Sundays, gathering to worship with fellow believers not only makes a habit out of worship; it gives us a … Continue reading

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Worship Stance

Ciel Tagaza …For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the … Continue reading

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Revival (Part 4)

by Ciel Tagaza Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 The Catholic charismatic renewal is a movement acknowledged by the Holy See, but the “testing” of communities’ charisms is left to the clergy, religious and Catholic laity who pastor them. Popes (past … Continue reading

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Revival (Part 3)

by Ciel Tagaza Read Part 1 and Part 2 The Novus Ordo Missae was a big change in Catholic communal worship during the 1970’s.  Around the same time, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal started to get the attention of the Holy See. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Revival (Part 2)

by Ciel Tagaza Read Part 1 The Catholic Charismatic Renewal is welcomed by those seeking a revival in faith, hope and love for God in the Catholic Church, but what did our Church fathers – popes past and present – … Continue reading

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Battle Cry

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is powerful. If done in spirit and truth daily, it influences one’s thoughts and actions. It can change the course of events. Worship goes beyond adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and petitions. It can tear down walls of … Continue reading

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Why Worship?

by Ciel Tagaza We were made to give praise and reverence to the Lord. This is our purpose. While we live our earthly lives, there are many ways to glorify God. We not only worship Him in the Mass, in … Continue reading

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Idol Trap

by Ciel Tagaza We are all worshippers.  It’s just a matter of who or what we worship.  Even proclaimed atheists and free-thinkers adhere to something apart from themselves.  The thing, idea, person or being one devotes most of his or … Continue reading

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Something To Give

by Ciel Tagaza Do not appear before the Lord empty-handed, for all that you offer is in fulfillment of the precepts. (Sirach 35:6, 7 NABRE) Worship is associated with offering. We cannot worship God and remain as is. We must … Continue reading

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More Than Okay

Richard Velasquez Taste and see that the Lord is good… – Psalm 34:8 Most of the conversion stories we hear involve dramatic, 180° turnarounds with tearful moments of supernatural revelation. Though mine might be quieter and not quite as full … Continue reading

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