Tag Archive | Pope John Paul II

New Year’s Resolution: To be FAT

Be FAITHFUL, AVAILABLE AND TEACHABLE It’s new year,  another year for us, another milestone in our pilgrimage in life. Only God knows what He has in store for us in this year. Certainly, it would be a year of many blessings, of opportunities, of challenges and ways to overcome them. Times like this, ‘making new […]

How committed are we to Christ and the gospel?

Homily for 14th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 On my way back to Australia from the Philippines, I went through  Singapore. I had to wait for six hours in the airport for my next flight to Australia. It was a long and boring wait. So to break the boredom of waiting, I started […]

The Four Corners in our Christian discipleship

Homily for 12th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 Just minutes before saying the mass in Eaglehawk  last week, I received a text message from my sister in the Philippines that my 18-year old nephew had died. He had been diagnosed of Leukaemia for 4 years and since then I had been supporting him […]

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 […]

What does it take to give up everything for Christ?

Homily for Youth Mass (Bendigo, Australia) Giving up everything for Christ Four years ago, a young man made an international headline because of his surprising move to give up his very promising career and entered the seminary to become a Catholic priest. Chase Hilgenbrinck, a very promising soccer-player who made it to the Major League […]

Getting in touch with our only true Vine…

Easter V B 2012 Readings There are several passages in the Old Testament where Israel is presented as the vineyard of the Lord. In Isaiah XXVII, for instance, we read: Sing of the delightful vineyard! I the Lord am its keeper; every moment I water it for fear its leaves should fall; night and day I […]

Which voice will the young people of the twenty-first century choose to follow? B. JP II

“Which voice will the young people of the twenty-first century choose to follow? To put your faith in Jesusmeans choosing to believe what HE says no matter how strange it may seem, and choosing to reject the claims of evil no matter how sensible or attractive they may seem.” ( BL. JPII- Globe and Mail– 25 […]