Tag Archives: suffering

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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Easter and the suffering of the faithful: A homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter. April 30, 2017. Acts 2:14, 22-23; 1Pet 1:17-21; Lk 24:13-35 Easter and the suffering of the faithful Was it not necessary that the Christ would suffer these things and enter into His glory? She was a … Continue reading

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Living an unending Christmas: A homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 17th 2016. Gen 18:1-10; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 Living an unending Christmas Happy Christmas!!! Here in the Philippines we get into Christmas mood by September, long before any other country in the world. So … Continue reading

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The Palms of Victory: A homily for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. March 20th, 2016. Lk 19:28-40; Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 23:1-49 The Palms of Victory “I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame.” It is that … Continue reading

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When Jesus truly becomes my Lord: A homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 13th 2015. Is 50:5-9; James 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35 When Jesus truly becomes my Lord I was sweating on the roadside with several other desperate passengers a few weeks ago in the burning morning heat … Continue reading

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Choosing love over likes: A homily for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm Sunday. March 29th 2015 Mk 11:1-10; Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11 Choosing love over likes “Do you like it here in the Philippines?” I have been asked this question many times in my missionary experience and my honest response has … Continue reading

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The forgotten benefits of Christ within: A homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent

5th Sunday of lent. March 22nd 2015 Jer 31:31-34; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33 The forgotten benefits of Christ within I was having my very first funeral service as a seminarian when what I then considered the unthinkable happened – I … Continue reading

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