Tag Archive | Catholic Church

Calling for a chat with St Andrew Kim Tae-gon

  Junjun Faithbook: Good day St Andrew. There must be great rejoicing in heaven today for the remembrance of your martyrdom together with many others that marked the beginnings of Christianity in Korea. Please tell us more about your life. St Andrew Kim: My complete name in Korean is Andrea Kim Taegon…which later on became […]

When Jesus touches, he makes it very personal

  Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 Yesterday I had the chance to be part of the great and historic event in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart ordained eight new priests for the Church. Yet  what made it historic was the ordination into the Catholic priesthood for the first time […]

A Chat with St Maria Goretti

A Chat with St Maria Goretti Yesterday, we celebrate the memory of St Maria Goretti, a remarkable girl whose simple faith enabled her to gain the crown of being a virgin and a martyr. We are privileged to have her for a brief chat about her life and her faith. JF: Thank you St Maria […]

The Hour that makes my Day

This is the last part of the meditation of Bishop Fulton Sheen on the HOLY HOUR. Here he talks about the fruits, the benefits that we reap from this beautiful practice of keeping close to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for an hour everyday. Sometimes I wished that I had kept a record of […]

Homily for Trinity Sunday 2011

Today’s solemnity is one of those many elements of the mystery of our Christian faith that is very hard to explain. Yet it is the core of our being baptised Christian, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is quite hard and a big challenge to try […]

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: A foretaste of Heaven

The celebration of the Holy Eucharist today in our Diocesan Seminary here in Melbourne Australia is one of those events that enabled me to have a foretaste of heaven. Truly, every Celebration of the Eucharist is a sharing of the eternal sacrifice in heaven, but today’s Mass confirms it even more. There were nine priests, with a Vietnamese […]

Flores de Mayo in the Philippines

The whole month of May is dedicated to Mary in the Philippines. This is the time when kids, who are in their school holidays are taught Catechism in their own parishes, while some of them are preparing for their first confession and communion. This is also the month when the Santacruzan is held, when ladies […]