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Noel Ethan Tan

Ask

And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. ~

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Noel Ethan Tan

Blaming God

Many people get angry at God when things go wrong in their lives. “God, how could you let this happen? I thought you were a

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Noel Ethan Tan

Transfiguration

Deuteronomy 7:9-14, Psalm 97, 2 Peter 1:16-19, Mark 9:2-10 The word “transfiguration” comes from Latin roots: trans– (“across”) and figura (“form, shape”). It thus signifies

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Worship or Stone

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me. — Jn

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Saint James the Greater

St. James was an apostle, part of the inner circle of Jesus. Biological brother of John, he was one of the three present during the

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Tears of Magdalene

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. (Jn 20:11) Mary stood weeping outside the

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Noel Ethan Tan

Walking on Water

When Christ walked on water, it must have truly been both a baffling and amazing sight for the apostles. I am sure both fear and

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Noel Ethan Tan

Endless Love

The love Jesus had for all of us is incomprehensible and unbelievable. Indeed, Jesus literally absorbed every evil into Himself to set us free from

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Doubting Thomas

Every Christian knows the account of ‘Doubting Thomas’ in today’s Gospel. But do you really believe that it was by chance St. Thomas was absent,

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Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665), "Herodias, with head of John the Baptist"
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Noel Ethan Tan

Warped

Jeremiah 26:11-24, Psalm 69, Matthew 14:1-12 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.” (Mt

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Noel Ethan Tan

Corpus Christi

Exodus 24:3-8, Psalm 116, Hebrews 9:11-15, Mark 14:12-26 Protestants disagree with Catholics that Holy Communion once consecrated by an ordained priest is the REAL substantial

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Noel Ethan Tan

Captain America & Perseverance

What struck me the most about Captain America is his indomitable willpower. His insane and godly perseverance. When he was a scrawny kid getting beaten

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Noel Ethan Tan

Black Widow & Hope

Many people might think Black Widow is the weakest and most useless Avenger. That may be so in terms of physical strength. However, Black Widow

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Noel Ethan Tan

The Hulk & Peace

There are people who are upset that Hulk never got his rematch with Thanos. While I personally hoped to also see it, Endgame made it

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Noel Ethan Tan

Iron Man & Conversion

Only one word comes to mind when I think about Iron Man: Conversion. At the beginning, who was Iron Man? He was a self-absorbed, narcissistic

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Noel Ethan Tan

Hawkeye & Revenge

Thanos’ snap caused something in Hawkeye to snap as his family turned to dust. Hawkeye changed from a loving husband and father to a nihilistic

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Noel Ethan Tan

Thor & Mothers

Avengers: Endgame — spoiler alert. This man watched his own mother murdered, watched his own brother being choked to death, watched his best friend get

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Noel Ethan Tan

Mystical John 21

John 21 is one of my favorite chapters because it has so much mysticism behind its powerful symbolic references: Simon Peter said to them, “I

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Noel Ethan Tan

Paradoxes

A friend once shared his experience on the birth of his first child. What stood out most for him was a mysterious combination of pain

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Noel Ethan Tan

Jesus’ Last Words

There is something inescapably sacred about a person’s last words. When a dying person speaks, their last words reveal the true intentions of their hearts:

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Noel Ethan Tan

Death of the Son

Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This

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