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Life after death. Who’s San Roque?

Life after death. Who’s San Roque?

    A GROUP of friends wanted to know if there was basketball in heaven. They agreed that whoever died first should come back to inform them. Conrad died first. One night, Rodel heard something like the voice of Conrad. Rodel blurted out: “Are you the one, Conrad”? Conrad replied, “Yes.” Rodel said, “Okay, tell […]

Spiritually blind

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Spiritually blind

    A LADY once approached a priest and confided, “I feel guilty, Father. This morning, before coming to Mass, I committed the sin of pride. I sat for an hour in front of my mirror admiring my beauty.” Will I have to do penance? The priest, looking at her, replied: “Not at all, my […]

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Physical, material needs don’t satisfy us

  MANY of our older generation might still remember the Hollywood “sex goddess” Marylene Monroe of the 1950s? Monroe had everything – beauty, fame, money – but despite all this, deep down she was unhappy and her life empty. One morning she was found dead in her room. She had committed suicide by taking an […]

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Transfiguration, life’s ups & downs

    IN 1993 when I did a post-graduate study at the University of Leicester in England, there was a British lady personnel named Joan with whom I occasionally talked about religion. “I find it hard to believe there’s someone up there,” she said. “What I’ve gone through can’t make me accept God exists.” “When […]

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Overcoming temptations

  THERE’S an amusing story about a young man who was constantly bedeviled by sensual thoughts. Feeling guilty, he consulted a priest-friend. “Don’t worry,” the priest assured him, “these thoughts popped out in our minds. They’re not sinful but only enticements. But the moment you start entertaining them, they become sinful. Did you entertain them?” […]

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Christians as salt and light

  A DOCTOR asked a patient: “Why did you slap the guy you were talking with?” The angry man replied: “Imagine, he saw me very nervous about the result of my nCoV test and he still said: ‘THINK POSITIVE!’” * * * Do you know what’s the hardest to cure and longest sickness is?  St. […]

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