Tag Archive | Pope

God: Unconditional lover

Homily for 24th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A week ago, Pope Francis made news again by calling an Italian woman telling her that he will baptize the child personally as a token of the woman’s courageous decision not to abort the child even if the father “who unknown to her, was already […]

Attitudes of Waiting for the Lord’s coming

Homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary time year C For me, one of the highlights for World youth Day celebration in Rio de Janeiro is the opportunity to see Pope Francis in person. So on the day Pope Francis was to arrive at Copacabana beach we were full of excitement and expectations of him. While […]

Living life to its fullness

Homily for 18th Sunday in ordinary time year C 2013 Many of you might have heard of or seen the events of the World Youth Day held last week in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. You might have seen footage of the famous Copacabana beach filled with people. I was there. You might not see […]

The heart of vocations: the Heart of our Good Shepherd

Homily for 4th Sunday of Easter year C 2013 Good Shepherd Sunday We are now on the 4th Sunday of Easter, also called Good Shepherd Sunday. Pope Paul VI established this day as a World Day of Prayer for Vocations. So we are hereby invited to spend sometimes praying to God the Father that ‘he […]

Doing whatever Jesus tells us to do: Only possible if we always listen to him

Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 On the 16th of October 2002, the late Pope John Paul II issued an Apostolic Letter on the Most Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary. In it the Pope declared that another set of the five decades is to be added on to the traditional […]

Rediscovering the meaning of our Christian commitment

Homily for Christ the King Sunday year B 2012 The feast of Christ the King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925. In his introduction to his encyclical  Quas Primas (which explains the significance and the meaning of this feast in our Christian life and in our world), the Pope wrote: We referred to […]

Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

17th Sunday Homily (Year A) A few months ago,  I read a news of a 13-year-old boy in Cebu Philippines who committed suicide for the reason that his mother did not buy him a laptop computer. Reading that  I felt so sad and upset. I didn’t blame anyone though, because I realized that it was […]