Divine Mercy Sunday: Oh What Wondrous Love Is This!

Look Into My Heart

I’d like to first give a shout out to my mother and my father, who are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary this day. I have been so very blessed to have these two beautiful people as my parents. They have shown me how to love God through reverence and sacrifice and in their love for me and for one another. I have learned so much about patience and mercy from my mother, and I have learned so much about commitment and respect from my father; and from both of them, I have learned love and sacrifice. They have shown me, in their own way, that Sainthood is possible for ordinary folk like us, and I hope and I pray that I and they will enter gloriously into the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Read more

If the Mass Has Infinite Merits, Why Doesn’t One Mass Empty Purgatory? PT. 1

suffering-christian

In order to answer this question, I first want to look at two key teachings of the Catholic Church: on Purgatory and on suffering. Now, the answer I am going to posit is by no means official Church teaching on this particular question, it will be, for the most part, speculative; that is, it will be my best attempt at answering this question for you. Read more