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THE LORD IS MY CHEF

Easter Week 4 18 May 2014 One of the beautiful things about ageing is being able to see more the wholeness or oneness of life. As we age and mature, we slowly realize that people and events in our lives are not mere individuals or happenings but are parts of a giant mosaic portraying the [...]

Stewardship Homily Palm Sunday April 13, 2014   This is the start of Holy Week. Let us look at this week from the perspective of shame and humiliation that Jesus endured. Honour and shame are very important values for us Filipinos. Anyone can face similar humiliation and shame but what makes the humiliation of Jesus [...]

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Stewardship Homily Fifth Sunday of Lent April 6, 2014   Skeletons remind us of death. Dry bones are symbols of death. This is the vision that Ezekiel saw in the First Reading. He saw a valley full of dry bones. It is a lifeless vision. It is fearsome. It is frightening. Death has its own [...]

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Stewardship Homily March 30, 2014 Fourth Sunday of Lent   Not as man sees does God see. David was the unexpected choice to be king ofIsrael. It suddenly became clear, as the First Reading progressed, that the smallest one, the least expected is the choice of God. Jesse the father and Samuel the prophet did [...]

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Homily on Stewardship March 23, 2014 Third Sunday of Lent   All of us can identify with the Samaritan woman. We carry an empty bucket–symbol of the emptiness of our hearts. It is noontime and we are thirsty under the heat of the scorching sun–symbol of our longing for meaning and purpose in life. We [...]

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Stewardship Homily March 16, 2014 Second Sunday of Lent We are all afraid to die. We are also afraid to see our loved ones die. There is uncertainty in dying. There is pain in dying. Death is a mystery. We fear death because we fear the unknown. When God told Abraham to leave his familiar [...]

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Homily on Stewardship First Sunday of Lent March 9, 2013   God created man. His name was Adam. God created Adam so that he can be in a relationship of love and friendship with his Creator. In addition to that love and friendship, God also gave Adam the most sublime gift of all—the chance to [...]

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PANANABANGAN HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY 2014 Journey of Prayer, Fasting and Charity What is Lent? Ash Wednesday opens the season of Lent. It ends on Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Easter is our mountain peak. If Christ did not rise from the dead, our faith is useless and meaningless. The Lenten [...]

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By Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC January 1, 2014:  Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Theme:  PROCLAIM THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL: IN JESUS, MARY IS THE MOTHER OF GOD AND THE MOTHER OF THE POOR WHO BRING US THE NEW TIME OF OUR LIBERATION-SALVATION! Commentary on Luke 2,16-21:  This is a beautiful drama that [...]

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By Bro. Jonel Dalimag,CICM Lectionary Reflection; December 22, 2013 (Sunday) First Reading: Isaiah  7:10-14   Responsorial Psalm Psalms 24 Second Reading: Romans 1:1-7   Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24 When nature indulges in excesses like typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods; then our world is in chaos and in disorder. Houses, trees, mountains and rice fields are ruined. Properties of whatever kinds disappear and life becomes agonizing. Faith [...]

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An Exegetical Reflection on the Gospel of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Luke 18:1-4, October 27, 2013 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD A DECADE OR SO ago, an evening television show featured the Mangyans in Mindoro.  At one point, the reporter asked one of their chiefs if they had any desire to [...]

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An Exegetical Reflection on the Gospel of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Luke 18:1-8, October 20, 2013 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD OBSERVING HOW PREVALENT evil exists in the world, its power sometimes overwhelming, philosophers of old used to ask whether this is the best of all possible worlds.  But those who [...]

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An Exegetical Reflection on the Gospel of the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year, C, Luke 17:11-19, October 13, 2013   By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD WHEN THE TWO commercial jets that terrorists had hijacked brought down the historic World Trade Center in New York, leaving in its wake thousands of casualties and tons [...]

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An Exegetical Reflection on the Gospel of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Luke 17:5-10, October 6, 2013   By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD   IN THE UNITED STATES, the World Trade Center, a 110-floor twin towers in lower Manhattan, New York, was symbolic of America’s economic prosperity, while the Pentagon in [...]

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An Exegetical Reflection on the Gospel of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Year C, Luke 16:19-31, September 29, 2013   By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD   A FEW YEARS ago, the problems of praying in the classroom or at graduations and of placing Christmas trees in government offices were brought to some US Courts.  Protesters against [...]

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An Exegetical Reflection on the Gospel of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Luke 16:1-13, September 22, 2013   By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD   IN THE LATTER part of his Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx says that philosophers have hitherto explained the world; the point, however, is to change it.  The maxim might well [...]

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