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Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection   During the week , as I surfed through the net I saw this picture  labelled as the ‘image of famine.’ The image was that of a very young Somali boy, literally looks like  mere skin and bone carried by his mother. That image really broke my heart. And […]

The Parable of the dragnet

By: Fr Binh Le…Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Melbourne Today’s gospel the parable of the dragnet is the seventh and the last parable which Matthew used to explain Jesus‘ teachings on the kingdom of  heaven. Similar to the parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price, the parable of the dragnet has […]

God’s plan for us…

Have we realized by now, what is God‘s plan for our life? Do we allow God to work in us, with us and through us? It’s not always helpful for us to imitate someone else. God does not want us to become another ‘St. Francis’ or ‘Mother Teresa.” He wants us to be our real […]

Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

17th Sunday Homily (Year A) A few months ago,  I read a news of a 13-year-old boy in Cebu Philippines who committed suicide for the reason that his mother did not buy him a laptop computer. Reading that  I felt so sad and upset. I didn’t blame anyone though, because I realized that it was […]

Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

17th Sunday of the Year (A) A  young man in his mid-twenties, from a well-to-do family, was strolling one day when he met a deformed leper. At first he would have felt an unholy revulsion towards the leper but something in him insisted that he would not only give alms to the leper but also […]

Just looking at…

The bright side of LIFE: The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, ”You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theatre seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now.” The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, ”And you told me adding a little more beat […]

Homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time I have to confess that since yesterday I have been wrestling with the thought of not giving a homily today since our Gospel today is already a homily in itself. Here, we heard Jesus using 3 different parables or stories, yet conveying one and the same theme or meaning- i.e. the Kingdom of God. And more, he […]