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How healing waters accompanied my journey of faith

GUSHING waters of Banias, where Peter was named head of the Church

Water during the hot summer months is a most precious commodity. It quenches thirst. It refreshes. It cleanses. Water has also played a vital part in my pilgrimages with Journeys of Faith. Whether it’s a trip to the Holy Land walking the path of Jesus with Fr. Rene Lopez, or visiting places in Eastern Europe and Marian lands where the Christian faith and first saints thrived, water is ever present.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Cultivating a faith characterized by fidelity and vigilance, focus and readiness


This Sunday’s readings have faith as the central theme. We see in the first reading how faith sustained the chosen people from the Exodus to their entry into the promised land. Then in the second reading, St. Paul beautifully summarizes Abraham’s own journey of faith and how this bore fruit in his “descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sands on the seashore.”

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A life lived in gratitude leads to sharing


“Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) Today is Gaudete Sunday, one of two Sundays in the liturgical year when the priest wears rose-colored vestments. (The other Sunday is the third Sunday of Lent.)

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Romancing work


I have known Opus Dei (work of God) since 1970. Some of my best friends are Opus Dei members. I enjoy their company. They are always warm and friendly, polite and caring single individuals, or loving family men with a happy disposition.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘An incendiary attack on the Christian faith’


Editor’s note: Below is what the author, a member of the CCP Board of Trustees, calls as a “Reflection on the Controversial Exhibit at the CCP.” I am writing this reflection as a response to Florangel Braid’s observations on the forum shortly after the CCP executive board meeting on Friday, Aug. 5, convened by Raul […]

Posted: August 15th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »