2017 archive of Follow the Star: Sonya's Blog

2017 archive of Follow the Star: Sonya's Blog

Is the Social Doctrine of the Church optional?

Posted by Sonya Salazar on 6/02/17

             All human beings are created by God with a spiritual soul to be in His image and likeness.  Human persons must be treated justly because of this special and unique relationship to God.  Justice is the virtue that is primarily concerned with one’s ... Read More »

Joshua and the Jordan River

Posted by Sonya Salazar on 4/28/17

Read Joshua chapters 3 and 4 about the Crossing of the Jordan River.  Early Church Father, Gregory of Nyssa’s interpretation of Joshua crossing the Jordan River is that of a typology of baptism.  St. Gregory understands Joshua as a prefiguration of Christ.  St. Gregory notes that Christians are to, ... Read More »

Mercy Given. Mercy Received.

Posted by Sonya Salazar on 2/21/17

My son Jack is a senior in high school.  This has been a very exciting and stressful time in our family.  A couple of weeks ago, my son stayed home from school because he was exhausted from his after school job, studying and homework, play practice, and his theater ... Read More »

Ordinary Time

Posted by Sonya Salazar on 1/12/17

On Monday, the Church ended the Christmas season with the Baptism of the Lord and now we enter into Ordinary Time. 

 Ordinary Time is not unexceptional or undistinguished time, rather it is time that is well ordered according to God’s plan.

 The word ordinary is rooted in ordinal, ... Read More »


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