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Praying our way into God’s plan for us: A homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary time

  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. February 4, 2018. Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1Cor 9:16-19,22-23, Mk 1:29-39 Praying our way into God’s plan for us Jesus Christ, true God and true man, lacks nothing because “all things were created through Him … Continue reading

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The language of the heaven-bound: A homily for the feast of the Santo Niño

Feast of the Santo Niño.  January 21, 2018. Is 9:1-6; Eph 1:3-6,15-18; Mk 10:13-16 The language of the heaven-bound Jesus confirms that the only way to heaven is to become like a little child, “Amen, I say to you, whoever … Continue reading

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Responding to Jesus’ invitation: A homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time.

2nd Sunday in Ordinary time. January 14, 2018 1Sam 3:3-10, 19; 1Cor 6:13-15, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42 Responding to Jesus’ invitation Two characters catch our attention in today’s Readings. There is Eli who helped the young Samuel respond to God’s calling. … Continue reading

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Sin, Grace, and the waiting of the Advent Season: A homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

  1st Sunday of Advent. December 3, 2017. Is 63:16-17,19; 64:2-7; 1Cor 1:-9; Mk 13:33-37   Sin, Grace, and the waiting of the Advent Season There are many possible reasons why many people participate in the Eucharistic liturgy today but … Continue reading

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Letting love prepare us for heaven: A homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. November 26, 2017. Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; 1Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46 Letting Love prepare us for heaven.   I was at the Philippines Bureau of Immigration office in Intramuros a … Continue reading

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Devotion to Our Lady of “no excuses”: A homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary time

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 19, 2017. Prov 31:10-13, 19-20,30-1; 1Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 Devotion to Our Lady of “no excuses” “She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.”  The woman of Proverbs 31 … Continue reading

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Catholicism and the call to humility: A homily for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 5, 2017. Mal 1:14-2:2,8-10; Ps 131; 1 Thes 2:7-9,13; Mt 23:1-12 Catholicism and the call to humility When Jesus was presented in the temple by Mary and St. Joseph, the aged Simeon described Jesus’ … Continue reading

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