Tag Archive | Pope

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 […]

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 […]