HE TOUCHES THE MAN

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One day a teacher asked his pupils to write in their paper the Seven Wonders of the World. The pupils unanimously answered the following: 1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids, 2. Taj Mahal, 3. Grand Canyon, 4. Panama Canal, 5. Empire State Building, 6. St. Peter’s...

Who do you say I am?

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Jesus Christ brought His apostles to a high place called Caesarea Philippi and asked them about what other people said about Him. They replied that according to the people Jesus was John the Baptist, or Elijah, or any other prophet. Then Jesus asked them:...

Are You Not The Messiah?

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SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (White) Cycle C/Year II (November 20, 2016) 2 Sm 5:1-3/Col 1:12-20/Lk 23:35-43Every day we feel that there is more need of a messiah than ever. There is much chaos in our nation and even in the whole world. The modern society...

Stand Up, Do Not Be Afraid

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FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (August 6, 2017) Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/ 2 Pt 1:16-19/Mt 17:1-9One of the leading British playwrights in the name of George Bernard Shaw once said: “There is only one universal passion: fear.” Indeed, man is constantly...

JESUS: LIGHT OF THE WORLD

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT(Violet) Cycle A/Year II (March 22, 2020)1 Sam 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41Light is one of the most basic and important necessities of man to live on this planet. Without light, man will not be able to behold the beauty of...

My Lord And My God!

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 23, 2017) Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31 Well known is the story in the gospel of this Sunday about the Apostle Thomas who has become the first skeptic in terms of faith in Jesus Christ’s resurrection from...

HATING ONE’S FATHER, MOTHER, WIFE, CHILD, OR SIBLING

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By: Rev. Fr. Orly MendozaTWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME(Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 4, 2023)Wis 9:13-18/Phlm 9-10, 12-17/Lk 14:25-33The family is the basic cell of society. This is true not only for any nation or country but even with our Catholic Church. In fact,...

JESUS FEEDS FIVE THOUSAND MEN

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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME(Green) Cycle A/Year II (August 2, 2020)Is 55:1-3/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14: 13-21It was a long day of walking and preaching. Both Jesus and the multitude of His followers were hungry and tired. The disciples of Jesus made a practical suggestion...

YOU WILL NOT ALWAYS HAVE ME

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PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION(Red) Cycle B/Year I (March 28, 2021)Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1-15:47YOU WILL NOT ALWAYS HAVE MEJesus Christ’s presence on the earth is not simply a divine presence but also a human presence. In Him God has been made manifest to...

The Rich Man

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TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 25, 2016) Am 6:1, 4-7/1Tm 6:11-16/Lk 16:19-31The rich man in the gospel’s parable is not named while the poor man is named Lazarus. This is opposite to what we can usually read in the newspapers or...