Are You A “Right” or “Left” Wing Catholic? Read This

Catholics in the western world, and in North America in particular, often confuse their politics with their faith. For this reason, there is a widening divide between the political “right” and the political “left” wings. Many fear that this divide has caused so much damage to peace and unity. Catholics should avoid making the damageContinue reading “Are You A “Right” or “Left” Wing Catholic? Read This”

How To Convert Work Into Sacrifice & Prayer

Human work proceeds directly from persons created in the image of God and called to prolong the work of creation by subduing the earth, both with and for one another. Hence work is a duty: “If any one will not work, let him not eat.”211 Work honors the Creator’s gifts and the talents received fromContinue reading “How To Convert Work Into Sacrifice & Prayer”

Do I Really Love My Neighbour?: Indicators

In Mark 12:30-31, Jesus states expressly that we ought to love our neighbors as ourselves, as one of the two greatest commandments. This commandment is so strong and important that it was paired with the commandment to love God with all our mind, strength, and soul. Other “love your neighbor as yourself” Bible verses includeContinue reading “Do I Really Love My Neighbour?: Indicators”

Mental Health Resilience

By Kathryn Lupisan, Mental Health Coach Christians are not immune from various mental health issues. Many people including pious Christians today are plagued by mental health challenges related to self-perception and social triggers. Our world is a fallen world, therefore ill-health, including mental ill-health, are challenges we may face. There is nothing to be ashamed of. MentalContinue reading “Mental Health Resilience”

Solitude: Facts & Best Practices

In a world that has become so busy, having some time alone can be often difficult to achieve. Many do not even see the need to create time to be by themselves, seeing it solely as an act that has negative connotations.  However, being alone isn’t such a bad thing, and practice is needed toContinue reading “Solitude: Facts & Best Practices”

When Love Hurts: What do you do?

The Bible tells us that the greatest virtue of all is love (1 Cor. 13:13), and the same is also a pre-requisite for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony to take place. Jesus Christ further instructs us to love even as He has loved us, telling us that the greatest commandment of all is Love andContinue reading “When Love Hurts: What do you do?”

Forgiveness: 9 Practical Tips To Make It Easier

Indeed, it can be very challenging to forgive someone. More so, when the wrong done is a very grievous and painful one. A lot of people have even made decisions never to forgive certain persons in their lives on account of one offense or the other. As a result, the weight of these grudges andContinue reading “Forgiveness: 9 Practical Tips To Make It Easier”

7 Ways to Keep Your Friendships Non-Toxic

Flip negative statements by highlighting the positive aspect of the situation. Acknowledge a not-so-pleasant current situation and think through a positive solution with your friend. If there is no immediate solution, listen and have compassion. Offer to pray. Overall, let your friend associate you with realistic optimism.   We may have that friend who is oftenContinue reading “7 Ways to Keep Your Friendships Non-Toxic”

10 Easy Ways to Spark Conversation with a New Person

Say a prayer before approaching the new person. A short prayer like: Come o Holy Spirit, said sincerely and with faith, is enough. Get to know them and maybe if you hit it off, one day in the near future, you will learn where her accent is from, or her ethnic background. For now, enjoyContinue reading “10 Easy Ways to Spark Conversation with a New Person”

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