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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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Crossing to the other side: A homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time. June 20, 2015. Job 38:1, 8-11; 2Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41 Crossing to the other side “Let us cross to the other side.” What are some things that cause you some level of fear in this … Continue reading

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The faith that conquers all evils: A homily for the solemnity of Easter

Solemnity of Easter. April 5th 2015. Acts 10:34,37-43; 1Cor 5:6-8; Jn 20:1-9 The faith that conquers all evils A german-wing pilot apparently purposely crashes his airplane into the mountains. Reports indicate that he had been emotionally unstable in the past … Continue reading

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Welcoming the disguised king: A homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King

Solemnity of Christ the King. November 23rd 2014 Ez 34:11-12,15-17; 1Cor 15:20-26,28; Mt 25:31-46 Welcoming the disguised King Pope Francis reminded us last week of how easily we Catholics could fail to recognize the Lord Jesus in His numerous visits … Continue reading

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The only faith worth dying for: A homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 10, 2013 2Mac 7:1-2, 9-14; 2Thes 2:16-3:5; Lk 20:27-38 The only faith worth dying for “We are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our ancestors…It is for His laws that we … Continue reading

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