January 17, 2021 – Feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu Fr. Manoling Thomas, CSsR Click here for the readings (https://adoseofgodtoday.com/sunday-liturgy/) In the Philippine Daily Inquirer of January 16, 2009, Mr. Ambeth R. Ocampo in his column “Looking Back”, mentioned about the image of the Sto. Niño of Cebu. He wrote: “This image reminds usContinue reading WOW! ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES!
January 10, 2021 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011021.cfm) Who are you? How do people define yourself? How do you define yourself? Henri Nouwen, a known pastoral theologian and spiritual teacher once said: “We are not what we do. We are not what we have. We areContinue reading God’s Beloved: I am & we are
January 10, 2021 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011021.cfm) Are Filipinos more religious because of Covid-19? This is the title of the analysis of Jayeel Cornelio, PhD, a sociologist of religion. This article was published in October 25 at rappler.com. The article discussed significant subjects particularly onContinue reading There is more in our Faith
January 5, 2021 – Tuesday after Epiphany, Memorial of St. John Neumann, CSsR Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010521.cfm) John who is believed to be the author of the 2 Letters of John and the Gospel of John is known to be Jesus’ beloved disciple. Among all the disciples of Jesus, it was only JohnContinue reading Because Love is of God
January 3, 2020 – Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010321.cfm) What is it that you are hoping for this year? Or what is it that drives you most for this year 2021? Are you looking for somebody who will give meaning to your life? Are you searching forContinue reading The Four Movements of the Magi
January 3, 2020 – Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010321.cfm) The birth of a child within a family is life-changing. Upon child’s birth, life is transformed and became anew not only for the couple as parents but also includes the life of whole family, neighborhood & community. NotContinue reading Christ: a Life-changing Child
January 2, 2020 – Memorial of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010221.cfm) What is easier? To pretend who we are not or to be who we truly are? With the culture that has develop in the recent years through the use socialContinue reading To Remain in God
December 28, 2020 – Feast of the Holy Innocents Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122820.cfm) Homily God looking for a refuge? Can you imagine that? Yes. This happened. Joseph had to bring Mary and the baby Jesus out of danger and find refuge, to find a safe haven for them. The cruelty and the violenceContinue reading God finds refuge in us
December 27, 2020 – Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122720.cfm) Homily Few days before Christmas, I gave an Advent Recollection to a group of Church volunteers. At the beginning of the recollection, I asked them to describe their gratefulness as well as their feelings atContinue reading GIVE THANKS. EMBRACE. PRAY.
Homily On December 20, a policeman shot dead in broad-daylight a mother and her son. The mother was shot twice. The first was shot while she was embracing her to keep him from the policeman. The second was made when she already fell on the ground. It was merciless. It was not just heartbreaking, butContinue reading CHRISTMAS 2020: God finds a way