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Rejoice but help the needy, too

Rejoice but help the needy, too

    REJOICE,” “be joyful,” (Gaudete) is the message of this 3rd Sunday of Advent. That’s why the liturgical color is pink. With the birth of Christ the Messiah, the Sunday tells us to be “joyful in hope” because the Messiah has already redeemed us when he came in that momentous first Christmas event. * […]

Christ’s kingdom is within you

    TODAY is the feast of Christ the King. When Jesus was crucified, a crude, wooden sign (caratola) was nailed over his head with the in­scription INRI, which in Latin means “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum.” In English, “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.” By the way, among the people of Ilocos Norte, like […]

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End of the world?

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End of the world?

    ONCE an overzealous preacher was out in the street, holler­ing: “Katapusan na, katapusan na!” (Now is the end!). Whereupon , a guy approached him, saying, “Reverend, hindi pa katapusan…Aquinse pa lang ngayon!” (It’s only the 15th of the month). * * * Then there was a young lec­tor at Mass who was reading […]

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What’s your mission work?

  IT happened in China a few years before the Communists expelled the missionaries. A for­eign missionary came upon an old woman by the wayside, deserted, cold and hungry. “Why do you bother about me?” the old lady whispered feebly when the priest tried to help her as best as he could. “Nobody else cares. […]

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Money, root of evils?

The danger of being rich – and this is what Christ warns against – is the excessive attachment to wealth and the selfish pleasures that go with it.

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God’s teaching on marriage

ONCE a wife said to the hus­band. “You’ve been examin­ing our marriage contract for an hour now? What are you looking for?”

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