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‘Grounded in God’ the Source of Christian Authority

A Homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2012   Some of us might have heard of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. On the night of March 24, 1980, as he was saying a memorial Mass for a friend’s mother, he was shot through the heart by some ‘hired’ killers, because he was giving […]

God calls and meets us where we are

Homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary time  2012 (year B) I was just in my third grade when I realized I wanted to become a priest. But I kept it to myself because I’m afraid people would make fond of me if I’d tell them. I kept it to myself because my family is poor […]

Staying with Jesus: Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2012

Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time 2012 This morning I drove up to Mount Buffalo (in Victoria Australia), with one of the parishioners. It was a really  challenging drive because of the narrow and winding road through to the top of the mountain. I had to drive slowly especially on those sharp and blind curves. […]

The way to Friendship with God: Prayer

Prayer is not only doing something…but more so, being something to someone. In prayer we not only ask God what we want or need but we are making ourselves available for God to work something beautiful and salvific in and through us.  Click this link and see: The beauty of prayer. Or ponder on this story: […]

Star: the Sign to Jesus

Homily for Epiphany 2012 A couple of months ago, I read an article in the news of a Filipino man who idolized Superman so much that he  not only wear superman costumes or collect superman stuff but he really underwent a surgery to look like Superman himself. I said to myself: ‘This man is really […]

Mary:Real Mother

Homily for the New Year 2012 Friends,  I wish you a  happy, blessed and a fruitful New Year. We come here today not just because we want to welcome  the New year (2012) joyfully and to celebrate this new year with the Lord through this Eucharist. We come here as a Church that celebrates the […]