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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Luke 1:26-38 (B) December 21 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB ADAM and Eve could have created the premises for a magnificent future, both for themselves and their descendants. Unfortunately, they failed miserably simply because rather than trusting God, they trusted the serpent. With their sin, they refused to cooperate with [...]

Third Sunday of Advent, John 1:6-8, 19-28 (B) December 14, 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB SOME people get easily puffed up at the thought of the task entrusted them. They enjoy every bit of the honor given them on account of the institution or person they represent. Some even forget that they are just [...]

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Second Sunday of Advent , Mark 1:1-8 (B) December 7, 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB WHENEVER man experiences the bites of suffering, he raises his voice to God asking Him to “show His kindness and grant salvation.” Such has always been the attitude and prayer of Israel, especially in the long period of exile [...]

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First Sunday of Advent, Mark 13:33-37 (B) November 30, 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB PERHAPS never before in its long history has humankind attained so much scientific and technological progress in such a short span of time as we have witnessed in the past fifty years or so. The computers have transformed our lives; [...]

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23 November 2014, Solemnity of Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17//1Corinthians 15:20-26,28//Matthew 25:31-46 Growing up in a Catholic school, I have always waited for this Church celebration of Christ the King because it meant the fast approaching Christmas break; now that I am a priest, there is still that joy of another year about to end [...]

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Solemnity of Christ the King, Mt. 25:31-46 (A) November 23, 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB A PERSONAL judgment at the end of life and a universal judgment at the end of time come as no surprise. Man was created free but also “accountable.” Everyone will have to account to the Eternal Judge for the [...]

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Matthew 25:14-30 (A) November 16, 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB ALL of God’s gifts are beautiful and precious. They are so many, far beyond our counting, for God is always immensely generous in lavishing His blessings upon us. For our part, our first duty is to become aware of [...]

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Dedication of St. John Lateran, John 2:13-22 (A) November 9, 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB IT is our duty to worship God, and to worship Him not only in our heart, but also externally and in union with others, for we are made of soul and body and are social beings. This is one [...]

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All Souls Day, Jn 14:1-6 (A) November 2, 2014 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB DEATH is an inescapable reality for all creatures. For us human beings, it is a tremendous mystery that confronts us all without exception. Both the rich and the poor; the powerful and the weak; the oppressors and the oppressed; the bad [...]

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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 [...]

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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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