My Catechesis of the Good Shepherd L1P1 Retreat

Help us, O God, to enter into the secret of childhood, so that we may know, love and serve the child in accordance with the laws of Thy justice and following Thy Holy Will.– Prayer of Dr Maria Montessori I finally attended my CGS L1P1 retreat at Nativity church from September 20-29, 2021 (8 week…

How God broke and healed Caralyn

“After I had my breakthrough in the chapel, I had my come-to-Jesus moment. We were singing, Here I Am To Worship. In that moment, Jesus absolutely broke through the stone fortress I had built around my heart and my knees buckled and I fell to the floor and I knew that Jesus forgave me of…

Forgiveness is a choice

“When you bring things to light, it loses its power. It’s so hard when you live in darkness and you don’t know who you can trust. Looking back, it was one of the best things that could happen to me as a starting point of healing.”

Departing from self-love, growing in charity

The gospel reading today (4th Sunday of Lent) is about the parable of the prodigal son. Our chaplain preached a homily about how we should move away from self-love, towards charity. The younger son who squandered everything did not return to his father’s because he was contrite, but because he was hungry and lusting after…

Why is objective morality necessary for true charity?

Charity in truth In a world dominated by moral relativism, “what is truth?” According to Patrick Madrid, “the answer, from a Catholic perspective, is Jesus Christ… ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.’” Morality is “objective truth given by God, not to ruin our lives, but to make us truly free”[1]. Charity, on…

What are the three conditions of the Human (Moral) Act?

  Photo by Martin Sattler on Unsplash Three conditions of the Human Act Human (moral) acts are acts which are chosen by exercising one’s free will as a consequence of a judgment of conscience. Human acts are moral acts because they express the good or evil when someone is performing them.[1] The morality of acts is defined by…

What is Man’s Final End?

    Thomistic ethics best answers this question on Man’s Final End and how we arrive at this conclusion from a Catholic perspective. Thomistic ethics begins with the end in mind; and defines happiness as knowing, loving and serving God. We know this as this corresponds with our natural faculties/ Reason which enables us to…