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Faith Is Trusting That God Will Keep His Promises

We don’t know how and we don’t know when, but Jesus will return as he promised. When he does, we’d better be ready!
Publish date: 2022 - 8 - 4


 
God’s Laborers

Are we ready to accept the Lord’s invitation to exercise the lay apostolate and our common priesthood to become God’s “laborers” in our own different ways, each according to the gifts and special graces that God has given us?
Publish date: 2022 - 6 - 30


 
Is the Christian Faith a “Religion of the Book”?

While in the Church we greatly venerate the sacred Scriptures, the Christian faith is not a ‘religion of the book’.
Publish date: 2022 - 6 - 2


 
The Blood of the Martyrs Is the Seed of the Church

Tertullian, one of the Early Church Fathers of the second century, famously said, “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church”. How true!
Publish date: 2022 - 4 - 28


 
“Go, and from now on do not sin anymore” (Jn 8:11)

In the peace and quietude of the confessional, we hear the same assuring and forgiving words of our Lord: “Go, and from now on do not sin anymore”.
Publish date: 2022 - 3 - 30


 
From the Fullest of the Heart the Mouth Speaks (Lk 6:45)

[F]rom the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks” (Lk 6:45). This Sunday, Jesus points us straight to the heart where our true ‘self’ resides. “A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit,” he explains (6:43).
Publish date: 2022 - 2 - 23


 
When the Word of God Is Proclaimed

Can we feel the awesome power of the Word that is enough to crush our pride and literally wrestle our bodies down to prostrate to the ground?
Publish date: 2022 - 1 - 19


 
A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul (Luke 2:35)

Piercing indeed is the pain of not understanding your own child. But that was only one of many piercing pains Mary had to suffer in order to help Jesus accomplish the Father’s plan of salvation.
Publish date: 2021 - 12 - 26


 
Jesus — “The King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:16)

This year, the celebration of the solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe is highlighted by a reading from Daniel 7, a chapter that contains arguably some of the most intriguing scenes in a prophetic book filled with awe and wonder. The passage selected by the Church is in fact the “meat” of the whole chapter: an intriguing scene in Daniel’s mysterious night vision that culminates in the emergence of “one like a Son of man” from a setting that is both celestial and futuristic. The image has captured the imagination of many a biblical scholar over the centuries.
Publish date: 2021 - 11 - 21


 
The Joy of Knowing How to Read the Bible

This Sunday’s readings give us a good glimpse into Typology - an amazing biblical interpretation technique that enables us to see the unity of the Old and New Testaments.
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 24


 
The Mystery of Suffering

The next time we are confounded by the human fear of suffering, will we choose to follow James’ advice to persevere for spiritual maturity? Or, will we adopt the pre-Pentecost Peter’s mindset and refuse to accept suffering: "God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you" (Mt 16:22)?
Publish date: 2021 - 9 - 12


 
What Is Love Without Faithfulness or Faithfulness Without Unity?

How are Paul’s teaching on marriage and Jesus’ insistence on the necessity of consuming his flesh and blood related to the OT theme of faithfulness to God?
Publish date: 2021 - 8 - 22


 
God Speaks Only One Word in the Whole Bible

And when the long-anticipated Christ event finally arrives, it often catches us completely by surprise: it comes with a theological significance and finality no scriptural readers could have expected.
Publish date: 2021 - 7 - 25


 
Summons

God’s summons to each one of us is ringing true in our hearts, daring us to respond, each in our own way.
Publish date: 2021 - 7 - 11


 
Heaven Is Full of Cinderella Occupants

Blessings do not go to the powerful people, but to the humble and lowly ones: the poor, the mournful, the meek, and the hungry (cf. Mt 5:3-7).
Publish date: 2021 - 6 - 13


 
The Catholic Church and Catholicity

When the Catholic Church opens her arms to welcome all peoples, she does so not only because of charity, important as it is in Jesus’ teaching, it’s also because of catholicity. And the two are intertwined.
Publish date: 2021 - 5 - 9


 
Will We Still Eat and Drink on Resurrection?

Does this mean our risen bodies will continue to live biologically? So many unanswered questions!
Publish date: 2021 - 4 - 11


 
The Word of God Is Love Not Violence

Just as Isaiah’s nakedness doesn’t make him a flasher; Jesus’ destructive act doesn’t make him a violent person.
Publish date: 2021 - 3 - 7


 
Madness or Love? It’s all in the Eyes of the Beholder

Call him a madman, a weirdo, or anything you want; the reality is, the fire in Paul’s heart, ignited by the Spirit, is something people won’t understand unless they are prepared to welcome the same Spirit into their hearts.
Publish date: 2021 - 2 - 7


 
When the Foreigners Came to Jerusalem

When the Magi come to pay homage to the powerless infant in the manger, the time has come for the secret to turn into a reality, for Jerusalem to take the center stage, and for Daughter Zion to become the Bride of Christ – the Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2021 - 1 - 3


 
The Holy Spirit’s Knock-Out Punch!

For those of you who are studying the Scripture seriously, I hope the Holy Spirit would also punch your lights out the way He did it to me!
Publish date: 2020 - 12 - 13


 
The Shepherd and the King

Jesus is no ordinary king. Like David, his Old Testament type, he is a Shepherd-King.
Publish date: 2020 - 11 - 22


 
Experiencing the Mystical Body of Christ

The doors of the Church that I knocked on 43 years ago are opening up to an abyss of mysteries far deeper than any human mind can fathom!
Publish date: 2020 - 11 - 1


 
Religious Life and Social Life Become One in Love

Love is what brings our religious life (love of God) and social life (love of neighbor) into unity.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 25