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Noel Ethan Tan

Wandering Spirits

Between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able,

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Charity

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you

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Joy and Suffering

There is both pain and joy in giving birth. In fact, most husbands are shocked at the sight of so much blood. On the other

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Faith in Stages

Mark’s account of the healing of the blind man (Mark 8:22-25) is unique in a sense that he was healed in stages. It was from

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Free Will and Evil

Some people think they can imagine a creature which has free will but has no possibility of turning bad. I cannot. If a creature is

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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted! ~ Matthew 5:4 There are two kinds of mourning. The first is the kind that

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Faith of Others

And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening,

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Real Joy

These days, everyone is chasing after material goods. Good grades, good career opportunities, good finances. And yet, despite attaining all these, there is still a

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All the Small Things

While driving down the road for morning Mass, I saw that dreaded white flash which all drivers fear. I was shocked, and immediately thought —

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Are We Right to be Angry?

The Lord replied, ‘Are you right to be angry?’ ~ Jonah 4:4 This question posed by the Lord to Jonah resounds through the centuries to

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The Human Race

We are made for love and connection and justice and nonviolence, but at every turn and in every way we are twisted in the direction

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Talents and Gifts

The kingdom of Heaven will be as when a man goes on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. ~

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Children of God

Christ has allowed us to become children of God. Compare the timidity and self-abnegation of Abraham’s prayer with the confidence which Christ teaches us in

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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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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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