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The Good news in the Gospel

Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary time 2012, Year B Our Gospel today is really a Good News for all of us for many reasons.   The first good news is that we are God’s priority. We remember last week’s gospel, Jesus was wanting to have time with his disciples alone after their first missionary experience, […]

Sharing our littleness: A Big thing

Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary time  Year B 29 July, 2012 Three years ago, I witnessed a miracle myself and until now I couldn’t stop thanking God for his wonderful manifestation of his compassion to me and to my family. Three years ago, my 14-year old nephew was diagnosed with Leukaemia. His case was already […]

A balanced leader…

Homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary time year B 22 July 2012 I  always cringe everytime I see or hear leaders in the country, in a parliamentary session just throwing mud at each other. It always leaves me discomfort and sometimes even upset when I can sense that these leaders whom the general public voted for the […]

Sunday XVI B 2012

What it is to be a Shepherd in the Church today? Once again we begin by listening to the words of a prophet. Today it is Jeremiah, who has some harsh words for the leaders of Israel, both religious and political. Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock of my pasture to be destroyed […]

Never give up and never give in

Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time , year B 2012 I’m heartbroken. My heart breaks as I read the news about Syria today. The uprising that has started over a year ago has already cost hundreds  if not thousands of lives. And this includes civilians, innocent people, children, women, and elderly victims. Just […]

Sunday XV B 2012

Last week’s readings focussed on prophecy, and at first glance you might say that this week’s do the same. After all, we begin with a few words from the prophet Amos – but let us understand what they are saying. Often we forget that there had been two Jewish kingdoms: the ‘northern kingdom’ called Israel, […]

Conversation with St Benedict of Nurcia

Today we celebrate the memorial of St Benedict, Abbot, Patriarch of Western Monasticism. So it’s good to stop for a while and have a chat with him. Junjun Faithbook: St Benedict, good day and thank you for this opportunity of chatting with you. For the sake of our audience, do you mind introducing yourself? St […]