ANYONE WHO IS NOT AGAINST US IS FOR US

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When Yahweh descended and shared His spirit with the elders, Eldad and Meldad were not present in the group of elders but they also received the Spirit of Yahweh. So, when they prophesied, some of the elders asked Moses to stop them as they...

Man Fully Alive

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SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) CYCLE C/ YEAR II (February 21, 2016) Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil 3:17-4, 1 or Phil 3:20-4, 1/Lk 9:28b-36Jesus went to the mountain to pray with some of His disciples. While in prayer, Jesus transfigured and then appeared Moses and Elijah who conversed...

Cast The Net

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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (April 10, 2016) Acts 5:27-32. 40-41; Rv 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19The disciples of Jesus were fishing the whole night but they caught nothing. Jesus appeared to them early morning of the following day and asked them if they...

My Peace I Give To You

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (May 1, 2016) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/Rv 21:10-14, 22-23/Jn 14:23-29Three weeks ago, 18 soldiers and 5 fighters were killed in a clash between Armed Forces of the Philippines and Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan. These conflicts between the militaries...

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:...

Neither Do I Condemn You

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle C, Year I (March 13, 2016) Is 43:16-21/Phil 3:8-14/Jn 8:1-11 The story of the adulterous woman is a story that shows the great mercy of God towards the humanity, in particular, towards the sinners. According to the Law of Moses, adultery...

Produce Good Fruit

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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 4, 2016) Is 11:1-10/Rm 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12 In his biblical commentary, Mark Link, a Jesuit exegete, told about Mark Twain who wrote a story called “The Terrible Catastrophe.” It concerns about a group of people who get...

Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone

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FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT National Migrants’ Sunday (Violet) CYCLE C/YEAR I (February 14, 2016) Dt. 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13Jesus Christ was tempted on the desert for forty days and forty nights. Like the Israelites who stayed in the desert for forty years and were constantly tempted by Satan...

The Bread Is My Flesh

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SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (White) Cycle A/Year I (June 18, 2017) Dt 8:2-3, 14-16/1 Cor 10:16-17/Jn 6:51-58 It is a sad reality that many of Catholic believers do not have genuine faith in the real presence of Christ’s body and blood in...

TELL IT UNTO THE CHURCH

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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME(Green) Cycle A/Year II (September 6, 2020)Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20Jesus Christ recommends fraternal correction in the gospel for this Sunday. He says that if somebody offends you, then you have to confront him/her alone, telling him/her his/her fault. This fraternal...