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Fr. Jorge Alvarado lifetime promises

The Permanent Commitment

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Simply, Ruben promises to give himself wholeheartedly to the Companions of the Cross for the rest of his life.

 
Fr. Ken Lao Diaconate Ordination

A Word on Deacons from Fr. Ken Lao!

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Deacons are called to ministry of the Word and service. Just like in the Acts of the Apostles, the apostles assigned men to be deacons in order to serve the poor, weak, alienated so they could...

 
Ruben Campbell

What is a Deacon?

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Bl. John Paul II, in an address to Permanent Deacons said, “Yours is not just one ministry among others, but it is truly meant to be… a “driving force” for the church’s diakonia.

 
Fr. Francis Ching Portrait

Ask Fr. Francis: Is missing Mass because of sickness a sin?

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For an act to be wrong, even before it to be sinful, one of the factors we have to consider is whether the person is free to act otherwise.

 
Fr. Francis Ching Portrait

Ask Fr. Francis: With so many rites, What Does One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church Mean?

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Within the family of the Catholic Church, there are currently 25 different “rites”, and the “Roman” Catholic, or the “Latin” rite, is only one of them. All of these are united under one Pope, who...

 
Fr. Francis Ching Portrait

Is Our Church Adding Extra Rules and Laws?

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Mark 7:1-13 mentions that other than the ten commandments, the Pharisees added extra laws and rules that Jews should follow. Is our church today not doing the same thing, such as harsh rules on...