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When discouragement strikes: A homily for the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time. June 10, 2018. Gen 3:9-15; 2Cor 4:13-5:1; Mk 3:20-35. When discouragement strikes St. Paul had every reason to be discouraged by the situation in the Corinth Church. Things only seemed to get worse after his … 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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Shining like the sun in the Father’s kingdom: A homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 23rd 2017. Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Rom 8:26-27; Mt 13:24-43 Shining like the sun in the Father’s kingdom I adopted a philosophy in my high school years that taught me a bitter lesson about life. … 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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The promise that reigns: A homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 8th 2016. Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2,8-19; Lk 12:32-48 The promise that reigns A priest friend of mine said that in his early teens he had gone to his mother with excitement to inform her … Continue reading

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Striving to be rich like Jesus: A Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 31st 2016. Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5,9-11; Lk 12:13-21 Striving to be rich like Jesus The Psalmist prays emphatically, “May the gracious care of the Lord our God be upon us; prosper the works … Continue reading

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Our arduous journey to God: A homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

2nd Sunday of Lent. February 21, 2016. Gen 15:5-12,17-18; Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk 9:28-36 Our arduous journey to God Filipino boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao, got into trouble for comments made last week regarding same-sex relationships. These are his exact words, “It’s … Continue reading

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