Mary Erika Bolaños, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines, and concurrently serves as the Principal of UST Senior High School. She teaches at the UST Graduate School and the Institute of Preaching of the Dominican Province of the Philippines. She completed her Ph.D. Theology in UST with a concentration on the Biblical Paul and finished a Biblical Studies Certificate at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies. In addition, she has written manuscripts, articles, and textbooks in Religious Education and Pauline studies.

Erika serves as a lay catechist-trainer, a missionary preacher, and a socio-civic worker. She has reached different dioceses and mission areas in the Philippines. She is an initiator and volunteer of various developmental and disaster relief programs in different parts of the Philippines. She has reached as far as Calayan Island, Cagayan in the North, and Cotabato in the South. Her immersion led her to be invited as preacher and academic in various parts of Asia, the United States, and Europe. To date, she delivers her reflections at The Word and organizes community works focusing on missionary catechesis.



April 14, 2024

Third Sunday of Easter

The gospel reminds us that faith is not immune to doubt but can coexist with it. We are invited to confront our doubts honestly and openly, trusting that Christ will meet us in our vulnerability.

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