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One saint, One faith, One celebration…

A multicultural thanksgiving celebration for the Canonization of San Pedro Calungsod at St Therese Parish, Kennington, Australia A week after the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod with six other new saints by Pope Benedict XVI, the Filipino faithful in Bendigo area celebrated the thanksgiving mass in honour of this newest Filipino canonized saint. The celebration […]

Bartimaeus: A model of Christian discipleship

Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 2012 Everytime I read something, a news article or write-ups against the Catholic Church, I always felt something deep inside of me being pricked by a sharp needle. I cringed. I felt I’m betrayed. I felt I’m being the one being discriminated against. I come to realize […]

Mission and action: Concrete expression of Faith

World Mission Sunday 21 October 2012  29th Sunday in Ordinary Time year B On the 11th of  October this year, Pope Benedict declared this year as the year of faith for the whole Church. This is to celebrate the 50th year of the Second Vatican Council. According to the Pope in his Apostolic Letter Porta […]

Let go and let God

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 2012 Many of us would have heard so much publicity of the Church especially in our time. Though there is no doubt that the Church has done so much good in and for the world over the centuries,  there have been instances as well that the […]

Marriage is looking after each other and looking at the same direction together

Homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 It is not uncommon in the Philippines to have mass weddings. By this I mean one nuptial mass with a number of couples being married at the same ceremony. Being there at this type of wedding ceremony is always a thing to  remember. I remember […]

Marriage: Willed and designed by God

  Since tomorrow’s gospel speaks about the basic ground of human marriage- that is, it is designed and willed by God from the beginning, I am posting here as part 1 of my Sunday reflection online, a piece of my 25,000 word theological synthesis which  I did last year to complete my Academic requirements for […]