Puede bang magbigay ng homilya ang isang Layko?

Ang homiliya sa panahon ng liturhiya ay karaniwang nakalaan para sa mga ordinadong klero, tulad ng mga pari o diakono. Ang mga lay pastoral coordinator, na madalas na kasangkot sa pastoral ministry at administration, ay hindi karaniwang awtorisado na maghatid ng homiliya sa Misa. Ang homiliya ay itinuturing na isang paraan ng pangangaral na nagsasangkot … Read more

Who is St. Valentine?

St. Valentine refers to one or more Christian martyrs who were named Valentine. The most commonly cited story is that of a priest named Valentine during the Roman Empire’s rule under Emperor Claudius II in the 3rd century AD. The emperor had banned marriages for young men, believing that single men made better soldiers. However, … Read more

Fasching in Germany

Fasching, also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in different regions of Germany, is a festive season that precedes Lent and is celebrated with exuberance. Fastnacht can also be spelled in various ways, such as “fasnacht”, “fassenacht,” or “faschnacht.” The word “fastnacht” means “the night before the fast,” since the doughnuts and all rich food kept … Read more

Why Priests Are Not Married?

The requirement of celibacy for clergy in the Roman Catholic Church is a discipline that has evolved over centuries and is not a fundamental tenet of Christian doctrine. The reasons for mandatory celibacy among Catholic clergy are rooted in historical, theological, and practical considerations. Historical Development: The tradition of celibacy has deep historical roots. In … Read more

Call No One Father?

Many Bible-only Christians claim that when we Catholics address priests as “father,” we are engaging in a practice that the bible forbade: “Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” Matthew. 23:9 Here is our response: The title “Father” for Catholic priests is rooted in the tradition … Read more

Veneration of Sacred Images, Icons & Symbols

In the early Christian period, particularly during the first few centuries AD, Christian communities faced periods of persecution, and their worship often took place in private or semi-private settings. The catacombs, underground burial sites, served as one such location for early Christian gatherings and worship. These catacombs, found primarily in Rome and other parts of … Read more

Spontaneous Prayer Blessing for A Couple in An Irregular Relationship- A Proposal

Instead of spreading hate and conspiracy theories, personal opinions, denial, rejection of the document released by the Vatican, I composed prayer whenever a same-sex couple or other couple who are in an irregular relationship who are ask for a blessing from a priest spontaneously. Here it is: Lord, we ask for your guidance and wisdom … Read more

Oxymoron or Paradox?

This my response to the post of Sharing ni Franco which he also repost on other Pages of Leni Robredo. He explains the difference between faithfulness and indifference but the content is more on his protest, his own view and opinion to the Fiducia Supplican document released by Vatican. In quotes are his statement and … Read more

Did the Church err with Fiducia Supplicans?

Here is the paragraph III in the document Fiducia Supplicans which explaints the Blessings of Couples in Irregular Situations and of Couples of the Same Sex. Did Pope Francis really approved the blessing of same-sex unions? No, as Father Eric Gibaugh explains. Blessings of Couples in Irregular Situations and of Couples of the Same Sex … Read more