Tag Archives: Confession

Divine mercy in our souls: A homily for Divine mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday. April 8, 2018. Acts 4:32-35, 1Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31 Divine mercy in our souls I had the opportunity some years ago to speak to some seminarians who were losing their faith in their religious and priestly vocation … Continue reading

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Forgiveness from the heart: why and how? – A homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 17, 2017. Sir 27:30-28:7; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35 Forgiveness from the heart: why and how? “So will my heavenly do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from the heart.” I thought … Continue reading

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The struggle for authentic righteousness: A homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 23rd 2016. Sirach 35:12-14,16-18; 2Tim 4:6-8,16-18; LK 18:9-14 The struggle for authentic righteousness “I am a sinner … I am sure of this. I am a sinner whom the Lord looked upon with mercy. … Continue reading

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When mercy flows: A homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter. April 3, 2016. Acts 5:12-16; Rev 1:9-11,12-13,17-19; Jn 20:19-31 When mercy flows “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” About 6,000 impoverished farmers in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, Philippines, … Continue reading

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Limited time, unlimited graces: A homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent

3rd Sunday of Lent. February 27, 2016. Ex 3:1-8,13-15; 1Cor 10:1-6,10-12; Lk 13:1-9 Limited time, unlimited graces “Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it.” A penitent approached the confessional … Continue reading

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Receiving double for our sins: A homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent. December 7th 2014. Is 40:1-5, 9-11; 2Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8 Receiving double for our sins How does God respond to our sins? We know for sure that He always offers us forgiveness for our sins. But … Continue reading

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The story behind divine forgiveness: A homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 28th 2014 Ez 18:25-28; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32 The story behind divine forgiveness “Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.” Anytime that I attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation, I … Continue reading

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