The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine by Lianne Tiu

Do you see Jesus in your housemaids and drivers? Maids and drivers come in all shapes and sizes. They help us lighten our work; but at times, they can be a burden. As Christians, how should we treat them? Here are some suggestions: -Give them a fair salary. Amounts can be based on the ratesContinue reading “The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine by Lianne Tiu”

The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine by Lianne Tiu

Marriage, like diamond, is forever. Most videographers capture the most important part of the wedding rite when the bride and groom express their consent in church, “…for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” As years go by, the “happily ever after” seems to existContinue reading “The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine by Lianne Tiu”

“Suffering is a Gift of God”, The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine By Lianne Tiu

A death in the family, a broken marriage, an incurable sickness, … we can only cry like Jesus, ”My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” At times like this, it is hard to see God’s love and providence. Life on earth is a journey, a pilgrimage to heaven. It is not always easy.Continue reading ““Suffering is a Gift of God”, The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine By Lianne Tiu”

“The Humble Work of a Homemaker,” The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine By Lianne Tiu

Many full-time housewives, when asked what they do, feel belittled and give a humble answer “I’m just a housewife.” They fear being stereotyped as being overweight, under-educated, uninformed, and boring. They dread being labeled as homemakers who spend most of the time watching TV soaps or game shows, playing “candy crush” game, having body orContinue reading ““The Humble Work of a Homemaker,” The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine By Lianne Tiu”

The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine: Is the novena a superstitious prayer? by Lianne Tiu

Novena, which comes from the Latin word “novem” meaning nine, is a nine-day public or private prayer for some special intention or occasion. Its purpose may be to adore God directly (such as the novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus) or to venerate Mary, St. Anthony, or other saints. Why nine? It followed theContinue reading “The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine: Is the novena a superstitious prayer? by Lianne Tiu”

“Is it wrong to undergo cosmetic surgery?” The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine By Lianne Tiu

Cosmetic surgery, which refers to an operation carried out to improve one’s physical appearance, is in itself legitimate. Some examples are nose job, face lift, breast reconstruction, eyelid surgery, and liposuction. There are varied reasons why people undergo aesthetic surgery: to remove congenital deformities (such as an extra 6th finger), to remedy physical anomalies resultingContinue reading ““Is it wrong to undergo cosmetic surgery?” The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine By Lianne Tiu”

The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine: “I have been changed for the better.”

Many of us attend Mass more than once a week, pray the Rosary regularly, and have great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We say many prayers; yet people notice our bad tempers, our sharp tongues, our gloomy or touchy dispositions. What went wrong? Aren’t we supposed to be more holy? Grace may actuallyContinue reading “The ABC’s of Catholic Doctrine: “I have been changed for the better.””