Homilies and Reflections

Dedication of St John Lateran Basilica

Homily for the feast of the Dedication of St John Lateran Basilica One thing that makes me love the Catholic Church more and more is the fact that our faith and our Catholic tradition have withstood the test of time, have braved through the centuries of persecutions, heresies, dark ages, and modernization. It is just […]

Praying for the dead- a noble thing to do

Homily for All Souls Day 2014 All Saints day and All Souls Day are two big days in the Philippines. Millions of Filipinos would take a break from our normal work, or studies and take time to go to the Church and to the cemeteries offering prayers for our departed loved ones. I remember the […]

Love connects people

Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary time A 2014 For those of you who have used or still using Nokia phones, you might remember that every time you switch it on, you’ll see its slogan ‘Connecting people.’ I really took this slogan quite seriously when I got my first mobile phone. I established contacts and […]

Standing by Christ

Homily for 29th Sunday in Ordinary time year A 2014 In 2001, in my first year in the seminary, our rector volunteered some of us seminarians to join  the nationwide prayer rally calling for the resignation of the then  reigning President of the country. The president was accused of plundering billions of pesos which  he […]