Prayer
Cristina Montes

#PrayForTheWorld

It has become harder and harder to keep track of the places to #prayfor with so much violence occurring all over the world within a

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Art
Cristina Montes

Our Beautiful New Church

Last year, I wrote about how excited I was for the construction of our new parish church. Now, I am very happy that the construction

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

For Those Hurting At Christmas

Everyone has, at one point in life or another, experienced a Christmas which was less merry than others – whether the cause be relationship or

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Life
Cristina Montes

Attending Mass While Traveling

When planning a trip, Catholics must consider when, where, and how to insert Sunday Mass into the itinerary. During these times, the duty imposed by

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Spirituality
Cristina Montes

Just Another “Halloween Debate” Article

Photo Credit: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=26899   I never had a clear position on whether Catholics can celebrate Halloween. On the one hand, most Halloween parties I have

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Art
Cristina Montes

Constructing Heaven on Earth

I became fascinated with old churches during my one-year stay in Europe. While I realize that Christ is no less present in a new church

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Books
Cristina Montes

The Silence of Christ

(SPOILER WARNING: This article refers to climactic plot points in Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence.) I am a pessimist by temperament and as I observe a

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Bioethics
Cristina Montes

On Evangelium Vitae and Star Wars

What was said about history being philosophy teaching by example can also be said of movies. Movies can illustrate philosophy (and even theology) by showing

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

Popular Piety

One of my favorite childhood memories is that of participating in the Flores de Mayo during the month of May. It is a popular local

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

The Witness of Our Lives

The image of the ISIS’ beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians has provoked various reactions: sympathy, outrage, exhortations to prayer, demands for action, and symbolic displays

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

Reflections from the Crowds

I volunteered to be part of the “human barricade” in one of the scheduled events during the current papal visit to my country. Our job

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

Dealing with Anti-Catholicism

My country is now in a frenzied mood because of Pope’s arrival. Families, friends, and church groups are making plans to attend public gatherings. Eucharistic

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