Cristóbal Almanza

Husband to Cristina, Catholic artist and designer. Serve as High School catechist and retreat coordinator. Committed to promoting the beauty of Truth through education and art. @soulpainter Visit my site President, Co-Founder ACNM


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    Posts by Cristóbal Almanza

    Misconceptions About Death, Angels, and Dia de Los Muertos

    Misconceptions About Death, Angels, and Dia de Los Muertos

    I’ve been intrigued by how much interest there is about angels in the world today, especially from the secular world. In fact a 2011 poll found that 77% of Americans believe in Angels. Which is somewhat surprising considering that there is a growing number of people that don’t believe in God today. Sadly enough, angels are [...]

    Sunday Says Podcast – October 19, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday Says October 19, 2014 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A Lectionary: 145 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation) Reading 1 Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 This week’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah starts out with an unexpected note calling the pagan king God’s instrument. During the Babylonian, he planned to free the captives and [...]

    Sunday Says Podcast – October 12, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday October 12, 2014 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 142 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation) Reading 1 Isaiah 25:6-10A This week’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah, is a great setup for this week’s Gospel, but it also stand alone as a beautiful prophetic vision of what the Lord promises. The prophet promises that [...]

    Sunday Says Podcast – September 28, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 136  (Jerusalem Bible Translation) (NAB Translation) Reading 1 Ezekiel 18:25-28 This week’s first reading from the prophet Ezekiel sounds very harsh on first read. To put this into better context, we have to look back in the chapter to see that the prophet has already [...]

    John Paul II Life Center’s 4th Annual Benefit Dinner November 7

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    Join the John Paul II Life Center for their fourth annual benefit dinner, Today is the Day!, withTeresa Tomeo, Jennifer Fulwiler, and music from Greg & Lizzy.  This social night gathers other pro-life supporters from the area for a dinner, presentation, fellowship, and prayer. They will also be honoring Msgr. Louis Pavlicek, Dr. and Mrs. Tom [...]

    Copyright and the Ease of Stealing

    Copyright and the ease of stealing

    Did you know there is a commandment that is considered ethical to break in very select situations? The seventh commandment, “You Shall Not Steal” is just as important as any of the other commandments, and it would compromise the whole set to say that 10% of the whole does not hold any weight. In almost [...]

    Sunday Says Podcast – September 14, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday September 14, 2014 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Lectionary: 638 (NAB readings)(Jerusalem Bible Readings) Normally, this feast falls within the week, but this year, we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in place of the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This will make for another uncommon Sunday [...]

    Making Friends As A Young Adult

    Making Friends as a Young Adult

    When you are in school it is easy to meet other people with similar perspectives and interests because the educational systems categorize and do the grouping for you. For most of us, it’s so natural that we miss how easy it makes it to begin friendships. Once you leave school, making friends is a very [...]

    Sunday Says Podcast – August 31, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday August 31, 2014 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 124 (NAB Translation)(Jerusalem Bible Translation) First Reading  Jeremiah 20:7-9 In this week’s first reading from the Prophet Jeremiah, we hear some of the personality that earned him the nickname the “crying prophet.” Living a prophet’s life sounds like it would be blessed since it is [...]