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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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Discerning true love: A homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 10, 2017. Ez 33:7-9; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20 Discerning true love “Love is the fulfillment of the law.” Here are some common pastoral scenarios that involve relationships: A young man claims to love his … 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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Being open to divine goodness: A homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time. February 23, 2014 Lev 19:1-2,17-18; 1Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48 “Be perfect just as your heavenly father is perfect.” How could you forgive the man who raped your mother and who is responsible for your being … Continue reading

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Showing true repentance: A homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent. December 8th 2013 Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12 Showing true repentance In her memoirs, 85 year old Filipina Sister Maria Carmela tells a thought-provoking story of her missionary experience in Africa. She narrates that in … Continue reading

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