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Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished

  TODAY, Ascension Sunday, we commemorate the end of the Lord’s public ministry in this world. “Mission accomplished,” Jesus would say. It does not mean that he is no longer with us or went into “retirement.” The evangelist Matthew writes Jesus’ declaration: “I am with you always until the end of the world.” * * […]

God’s commands, Lady of Fatima’s message

  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 cannot say we’ve kept them.” * * * In this 6th Easter Sunday, Christ teaches that […]

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Mother’s love. ABS-CBN will rise again

  TODAY is Mother’s Day. Let me relate a story on the undying love and sacrifices of a mother. Once a young academically gifted man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. The director learned from his transcript of records that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent. * * * The […]

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Spiritual frontliners

  A READER, Ronald Ricamata, e-mailed me, saying “In this difficult time, our priests, nuns and seminarians are also frontliners. “Our spiritual frontliners fight against unseen enemy. They must be acknowledged and appreciated, too.” * * * I agree with what Ronald said – not because I am a priest –but there’s truth to that. […]

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Christ is alive in good people

    DID you know why Jesus rose from death on the third day? A guy bantered, “Because the tomb was borrowed only for the weekend from a wealthy Jew. Jesus had to vacate it otherwise he would be evicted!” Of course, that’s not the reason why he rose from the tomb. Rather he wanted […]

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Are you a doubting Thomas?

  ONCE a young man went out hiking in the mountains. While out there, he slipped and down he rolled over a steep precipice. It meant sure death, but fortunately his hand happened to grab the branch of a tree which arrested his fall. Hanging precariously with the branch creaking and about to give way, […]

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