Vincent Pham, known as The Catholic Man by many of his friends, is a student at the University of Toronto’s Trinity College of the Faculty of Arts and Science, pursuing a double major in Ethics, Society & Law, and Philosophy along with a minor in Christianity and Culture. Vincent is an alumnus of Chaminade College School in Toronto (Class of 2019). He has a great love for all things Catholic, especially Catholic liturgy.
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Just hours before the See of Peter went into a state of “sede vacante” on Thursday February 28, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI from the central loggia of the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, said that, after a few hours he … Continue reading
The Church begins a new liturgical year with the season of Advent. I think this past liturgical year was the least disruptive compared to 2019-2020, and 2020-2021 liturgical cycles due to the pandemic. My question is, how did Catholics see … Continue reading
After several conversations I have had with fellow colleagues of various ministries, I have been called to reflect once again on the ‘Catholic Call to Serve.’ The promptings that instilled in me to write the following comes from a series … Continue reading
As graduates freshly come out of their convocations, whether it be in elementary, secondary-school, or post-secondary institutions, I am reminded that this year marks the first in-person graduation since 2019, which happened to be my high-school graduating Class of 2019, … Continue reading
First, a story of a print of the Divine Mercy: Three years ago, I was in Europe with some fellow colleagues of Chaminade College School and we spent approximately two days in Florence, Italy. When we had time to do … Continue reading
The school year is now well underway, and humanities students are writing paper after paper during this mid-term season. With that in mind, I thought it would be appropriate for me to share one of my papers I wrote last … Continue reading
“…and the greatest… is love.” – A Reflection on the COVID-19 Response of the Catholic Church in Vietnam
And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthian 13:13 As Canada finds itself in the start of the fourth wave of COVID-19, looking at the brighter side of things, we … Continue reading
Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Corpus Christi – the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. While Ordinary Time (part 2) started nearly two weeks ago, for me, this Solemnity closes the Easter celebrations as we return to … Continue reading
My second year of undergraduate studies wrapped up last Friday with my last final assessment (a.k.a. exams). It was not a year any undergraduate University of Toronto (UofT) student, either first-year or fourth-year would have expected, with a full year … Continue reading
Lectionary Readings: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 / Ps 116 / 1Cor 11:23-26 / Jn 13:1-15 [Jesus] loved them to the end. Jn 13:1 We once again arrive at the Paschal Triduum with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. We still … Continue reading