Catholic Diary

Jocelyn Soriano
Hope and healing for these troubled times.
Created 27 Dec 2019
  • What Are You Looking For?
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    What is it that we are looking for? Why couldn’t we be satisfied with Jesus? If Jesus is perfect beauty, love and joy, why do we often ask for more? Why do we prefer other things that pales so much in...
  • Day 30 - The Same Wounds
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Is there a greater way to encounter Jesus than by knowing His wounds? “But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; a...
  • Why Believing In God Means Surrendering To His Mystery
    08 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    "There is much in Christianity which can be subjected to exact analysis. But the ultimate things are shrouded in the silent mysteries of God." - Hans Urs von Balthasar I can understand why people can ...
  • Why Anger Has Its Place
    04 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I sometimes wonder why God does not just take away the emotion of anger from those who want to live holy lives. Being someone who has a certain temper, there were certainly times I wished I could just...
  • Why Do Catholics Believe in Purgatory?
    02 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Purgatory is defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as follows: 1030 All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; ...
  • The Time I Doubted the Immortality of the Soul
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    One time, after a very stressful day at work, on my way home, I suddenly felt a certain difficulty breathing. It’s as though no matter how I tried to inhale, I couldn’t take in enough air to sustain m...
  • In the Most Desperate of Times When There Seems to Be No Hope, Just Live
    26 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Sometimes we wonder what our life’s really worth We wonder whether we’re fulfilling our purpose or not. Why do we wake up each morning? Why do we work so hard to make a living? Will someone even notic...
  • When God Speaks
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    “Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson God often allows times of silence that test our faith Times like that, I long to hear His voice again. Why couldn’t He sp...
  • After Everything, Can You Still Believe That the Best Is Yet to Come?
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” — Robert H. Schuller Sometimes, after a tragic incident or a painful loss, you may come to that point when you could no longer believe that things ...
  • Let God Heal You
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    “Every drop of earthly bitterness will be changed into an ocean of heavenly sweetness.” — St. Henry Let God heal you. Hide not your wounds and your hurts. Present your every tear to God who can wipe t...
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