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The “stupidity” of God: A homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 1, 2018. Wis 1:13-15, 2:23-24; 2Cor 8:7,9,13-15; Mk 5:21-43 The “stupidity” of God After ridiculing the Creation story and the doctrine of Original Sin in the Bible last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ended … Continue reading

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Are we really in God’s kingdom now? A homily for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. June 17, 2018. Ez 17:22-24; 2Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34 Are we really in God’s kingdom now? It was my first experience anointing a parishioner in hospital. It was chaotic in the ICU as the doctors … Continue reading

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The Ascension and our struggle of faith: A homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus

Solemnity of the Ascension. May 13, 2018. Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20 The Ascension and our struggle of faith “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Many of our brothers and … Continue reading

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When Christ becomes real to us: A homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 13, 2017. 1Kings 19:9, 11-13; Rom 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33 When Christ becomes real to us “Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water towards Jesus.” She had grown up … Continue reading

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Desiring what Christ desires for us: A homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5th Sunday of Easter. May 14, 2017. Acts 6:1-7; 1Pet 2:4-9; Jn 14:1-12 Desiring what Christ desires for us Happy Mothers’ day to you all here in the Philippines and around the world! I had a memorable phone conversation with … Continue reading

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Faith without limits: A homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 2nd 2016. Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2Tm 1:6-8,13-14; Lk 17:5-10 Faith without limits “Lord, increase our faith.” A diocesan priest friend of mine was surprised a few months ago to see two men walking around … Continue reading

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The real reason for being Catholic: A homily for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. May 29, 2016 Gen 14:18-20; 1Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11-17 The real reason for being Catholic The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, condemned the Catholic Church last week, saying that it is … Continue reading

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