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Holy Trinity in our family

Holy Trinity in our family

  ONCE a pious woman who was bringing a bunch of novena-booklets to church met the parish priest. He asked, “Who is your favorite saint?” “Of course, I like the Blessed Virgin Mary best! But I also like her sister!” “Sister? Who is she?” asked the priest. “Santa Trinidad.” Of course, the Virgin Mary had […]

The mysterious Holy Spirit

  A SOLDIER and his wife were preparing for the baptismal party of their baby girl when the chaplain arrived for the baptism. Taking the father aside, the priest asked, “Are you prepared for this solemn event?” “I guess so, Father,” replied the soldier. “I’ve got a litson, pickles, cake, cookies…” “No, no!” interrupted the […]

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Mission accomplished

  TODAY is the feast of Jesus’ Ascension to heaven. His Ascension means not so much a “space travel” but that Christ entered into a new dimension, an unseen but definitive presence which is spiritual or immaterial. * * * Moreover, his Ascension was not some kind of a “retirement from public service” after accomplishing […]

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Why obey God’s commands?

  ONCE a Jew was arguing with a Christian. “Your whole religion is based on ours,” the Jew said. “Why, you even took the 10 Commandments from us.” * * * “We may have taken them,” said the Christian, “but you certainly can’t say we’ve kept them.” In this 6th Easter Sunday, Christ teaches that […]

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After election, be peacemakers

  “DITO sa Pilipinas,” someone remarked, “walang natatalo; nadadaya lamang” (In the Philippines, nobody loses but only cheated). Is it a defence mechanism to save one’s face instead of accepting defeat? * * * A losing candidate may file a formal protest before the Comelec if he believes he was cheated. Obviously, that’s not easy […]

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Good political, spiritual shepherds needed

  A FATHER wanted to know what profession his four kids would pursue. So in a small room, on a table, he placed a stethoscope, a book in civil law and a Bible. He then called his kids one after the other and made them pick what they wanted. One took the stethoscope. “He wants […]

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