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Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception

  IN the gospel episode about the woman taken in adultery, Jesus said, “Let the person who is with­out sin among you cast the first stone” (John 8,7). The people fell silent, and then, all of a sudden a stone came flying from the top of a hill towards the condemned woman. Jesus looked up […]

Like it or not, we’ll leave this world

  ONE day, a father bought lotto tickets on his way home and distributed them to his family members, in­cluding their lolo (grandfather). When the winning numbers came out the next day, lo and behold, the ticket given to the grandfather won the jackpot prize of P20 million. * * * The son was afraid […]

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Is Christ king in our country?

  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 me, […]

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CMMA awards SVD media

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CMMA awards SVD media

  THE Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) on its 41st Anniversary last November 13 presented “Serviam,” a special citation to the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Central Province for various accomplishments in the field of print media, radio, and TV. * * * “7 LAST WORDS 2019” – a Good Friday presentation and entry […]

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Resurrection of the body

  A PRIEST-FRIEND related to me how he tried to grapple men­tally with a skeptical parishioner who had doubts about God’s exis­tence and the life hereafter. * * * “Life is short. Mag-enjoy na lang tayo dito sa lupa”, the pa­rishioner said. “Fr. kapag namatay ka, tapos na ang lahat”. In other words: “Eat and […]

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Where’re you going to after death?

  SOMEBODY quipped, “At his fu­neral, an atheist (non-believer) is all dressed up but nowhere to go.” Part of the Halloween celebration is to remind us where to go after death. * * * For us believers and Christ’s fol­lowers, our ultimate goal is to be­come a saint. When you tell that to somebody, chances […]

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