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The challenge to put our trust in the Lord

The challenge to put our trust in the Lord

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), Matthew 6:24-34 February 26, 2017 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB AN excessive yearning for material things and comfort has been a constant temptation for all human beings. Those who succumb to it lose the sense of their dignity and become slaves of the very things, which were intended to […]

Be a Thermostat!

7th Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:38-48) February 19, 2011 By Fr Mike Lagrimas A PRIEST was teaching on the topic of love. He asked the question to his listeners: “Who among you here do not have enemies?” An old man raised his hand. The priest was delighted. “Look at him! Such a perfect example […]

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The challenge to love without borders

7th Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:38-48) February 19, 2017 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB THE most destructive forces in the world are not nuclear weapons, earthquakes, and other death-sowing disasters. The most destructive force is hatred. This dreadful power disfigures and shatters the heart of man and society. Hatred is man’s greatest enemy, the […]

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How To Deal With Those Who Injure Us–Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind?

7th Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:38-48) February 19, 2011 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD “WAR is hell,” Gen William Tecumseh Sherman correctly noted, and its hellish character is exemplified in what has been called “the Balangiga Massacre”. As part of the pacification of the Visayas, the 37th Infantry Regiment of the US Army […]

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6th Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:17-37) February 12, 2017 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB LAWS can be hard, at times, but when we succeed in complying with their formal prescriptions, they also produce in us a feeling of fulfillment and security . . . Yet, there is more to moral life than just complying […]

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Can We Build a Community Merely  on the Basis of Law?

A meditation on the Gospel of the 6th Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:17-37) February 12, 2017 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD IN coming to the world, Jesus wished to establish on earth a new community, the initial embodiment of the kingdom of God. Which is why, he started to call his disciples who […]

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The challenge to be salt of the earth and light of the world

Fifth Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:13-15) Pro-life Sunday, January 15, 2017 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB TO be “a light to the nations” was an essential aspect of the mission of the Messiah. (See Is 42:6 and 49:6.) He came in Jesus Christ as “the real light which enlightens every man” (Jn 1:9). His […]

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Salt Dissolves, Light Burns

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mt 5:13-16 February 05, 2017 By Fr. Mike Lagrimas Two terrorists were on a mission to plant explosive device. One of them had the bomb in his lap. He told the driver, “Drive a little faster! I think the bomb may go off any minute!” But the driver calmly assured […]

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Being Salt and Light of the World for God’s Glory

The Lord Is My Chef Sunday Recipe, Week 5-A, 05 February 2017 Isaiah 58:7-10//1Corinthians 2:1-5//Matthew 5:13-16 By Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Question: What is the eleventh commandment? Answer: Thou shall not eat salt… because it is asin. If that tickled your bone and your brain, try watching Jackie Chan’s “Kung-Fu Yoga.” It is not […]

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How Do We Change Our Country and the World—By Force, Naked Power, Violence and Uprising?

Homily on the Fifth Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:13-15) February 5, 2017 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD BEFORE the collapse of Communism in 1990, many idealists from the world over, recognizing the evils of capitalism, thought that communism, with its program of violent revolution, would establish heaven on earth–the classless society. Thus, the […]

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The beatitudes: a source of hope and challenge

Fourth Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:1-12a) January 29, 2017 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB MANKIND has always valued and exalted the strong, the beautiful, the successful . . . . The happiness of a person has usually been measured by the degree in which one achieves good results or arouses admiration. Conversely, the absence […]

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Does God Care for the Poor, the Voiceless and the Powerless?

Homily on the Fourth Sunday of Year A (Matt 5:1-12a) January 29, 2017 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD REACTING to an article “The Free Market for Hope” in Newsweek, Indranil Chaudhuri of Culcutta, India concurred with George Soros that it is poverty and a sense of desperation that lie at the root of terrorist […]

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Recruiting workers for the Kingdom

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, (Matt 4:12-23) January 22, 2017 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB THERE are moments in life when something unexpected happens which makes all the difference. It happens to us. It happens in us. These are events which change the course of our life, often in a radical manner. Such […]

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Dissention and Division in the Church

Homily on the Third Sunday of Year A, (Matt 4:12-23) January 22, 2017 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD IT is not easy to unite a fractious nation such as Afghanistan that experienced more than two decades of bloodletting, where various ethnic groups vie for power, and the military has a well-entrenched control over the […]

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The Humiliated God in the Image of Santo Niño

Homily on the Feast of Santo Niño, Year A, (Matt 18:1-5.10) January 15, 2017 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD IN a section on the life of Brother Juniper, one of the original companions of St Francis of Assisi, the book The Little Flower of St Francis relates that one day, when Brother Juniper saw […]

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Encountering Jesus in the signs of  His presence in the Church

Homily on the Solemnity of Epiphany (A), Matthew 2:1-12 January 8, 2017 By Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo, SThD A NUMBER of Catholics have embraced “born-again” Christianity and Protestant Fundamentalism. Of course, there are various reasons for this phenomenon, some psychological, others sociological. But if there is anything of interest to us this Sunday, it has […]

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