Christian faith calls us to remember our mortality, but thinking about death doesn’t have to be a source of discomfort. Meditating on death can deepen our awareness of God’s presence in our lives and our need to rely on God for our very lives.
All posts by Daniel Mascarenhas, SJ
A native of Goa India, Daniel is a Math and Theology teacher at Jesuit High School Sacramento where he is teaching teenagers to count their blessings and pray before Algebra tests. A former techie in Silicon Valley, where he did not work for tech support, Daniel enjoys photography, hiking, vegan baking, and going to bed at 9:30pm everyday.
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Silence Is Not an Option in Matters of Life and Death
Being pro-life and vegan might seem incompatible, but Daniel Mascarenhas argues that defense of life must be consistent.
Does Your Car Show Love to Your Neighbor?
There are many reasons to prefer one kind of car or truck over others, but one we often don’t consider is the difference among cars in protecting pedestrians.
What Will Motivate Us to Care for Creation?
We need to understand why care for creation matters to us because truths about environmental degradation have no power over us if they do not relate to us.
What is the moral status of animals?
Why do we eat cows but not dogs? Why does it seem that some animals have different, and better, rights than do others? Daniel Mascarenhas wrestles with these thorny questions from several different angles.
The $300 Bowl of Salad
This essay is not about inflation, or about eating at a Michelin star restaurant. This essay is not about exotic superfoods from the Himalayas or about Jesuit extravagance. This essay is about gardening. Put on your work boots, and prepare for some garden variety theology.
It’s Time to Stop Recycling
When recycling trash and donating things doesn’t work, we can ask God to help us reject our consumerist tendencies.
St. Ignatius’s Principle and Foundation
St. Ignatius’s Principle and Foundation can help us order our lives and our goals toward that is most important.
This Christmas, Let’s End the Violence On Our Dinner Plates.
The idea of billions of sentient creatures slaughtered to satisfy our gastronomic wants around the holidays should give us pause. There are no good reasons for eating animal products as part of holiday traditions.