Category: Reflection

All Souls and a Loved One’s Soul

There is no peace to be compared with that of the souls in purgatory, save that of the saints in paradise, and this peace is ever augmented by the inflowing of God into these souls, which increases in proportion as...

All Souls and a Loved One’s Soul

Laudato Si and the Unity of All Things

In Laudato Si, Pope Francis writes: It cannot be emphasized enough how everything is interconnected. Time and space are not independent of one another, and not even atoms or subatomic particles can be considered in isolation. Just as the different...

Laudato Si and the Unity of All Things

The Love of God in the Shared Burden of Community

“As members of one and the same mystical body of Christ, Christians are bound to one another and must bear one another’s burdens.” — Pope Francis, To the Ecumenical Delegation of the Lutheran Church of Finland (17 January 2020) Bearing...

The Love of God in the Shared Burden of Community

Pope Francis on the health of mind, body, and spirit

I am a Catholic doctor who promotes health of body, mind, and spirit and strongly supports Pope Francis and his teachings. During this season of division in our society and our Church over health-related issues, I want to celebrate some...

Pope Francis on the health of mind, body, and spirit

Don’t let your station in life discourage you

“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it” (Mk 10:15). Here is what is new: the disciple must not only serve the little ones, but also acknowledge himself as a...

Don’t let your station in life discourage you

The contemplative vision and Laudato Si’

In our journey back to God, we all start with the things He has revealed to us. We learn about the actions of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in history, scripture, the Church, and the lives of the saints....

The contemplative vision and Laudato Si’

The Antidote to Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagianism

In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis discusses how “spiritual worldliness” can creep into the Church. He writes: This worldliness can be fuelled in two deeply interrelated ways. One is the attraction of gnosticism, a purely subjective faith whose only interest is...

The Antidote to Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagianism