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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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Being accepted by God: A homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 28, 2016. Sir 3:17-18,20,28-29; Heb 12:18-19,22-24; Lk 14:1,7-14 Being Accepted by God Extrajudicial killings have been in the news here in the Philippines in the last few months as the new administration intensifies its … Continue reading

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Living without regrets: A homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 27th 2015. Nm 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-43,45,47-48 Living without regrets A teenage boy in Manila commits suicide because he got dumped by his girlfriend. He left a note telling loved ones that he … Continue reading

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Responding to divine grace: A homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. June 28th 2015. Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24; 2Cor 8:7,9, 13-15; Mk 5:21-43 Responding to divine grace I recently read the conversion story of Greg, who considered himself the “most decorated male adult film star of all … Continue reading

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The Lesson from the Cross: A homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. August 31, 2014 Jer 20:7-9; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 The lesson from the Cross “Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” There … Continue reading

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When faith becomes life-giving: A homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 6, 2013 Habakkuk 1:2-3;2:2-4; 2Tim 1:6-8; 13-14 “The just one, because of his faith, shall live” The Prophet Habakkuk in today’s First Reading speaks for many of us who have prayed hard, striven to … Continue reading

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