YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) TOPIC: MISSIONARY DIMENSION OF THE CHURCH

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: MISSIONARY DIMENSION OF THE CHURCH BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 6:7-13 Message # 243: “Yes to the Gospel of Jesus” 1. The Marian Message a. The message was given on the Feast of the Annunciation. The Blessed Mother recalls her encounter with the archangel Gabriel. It was this archangel that helped her open her mind to understand the Father’s plan, and her heart to receive the Word of God, and united her life with the Holy Spirit…

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TIME TO LEAVE …

TIME TO LEAVE … Leaving is a reality that confronts us individually and collectively in life. People leave from place to place as they endeavour to finding meaning to their existence in the world. Are you planning to leave? It’s not a bad idea provided your leaving is geared towards the good that has others in view. Nevertheless, you must not leave unless you are sure of something. In Exodus 33:15, Moses said; “…if your presence does not go with us, we don’t want to leave this place.” Beloved, how…

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Thousands Rally Against Legalizing Abortion in Argentina: “It’s a Tragedy Not a Right”

Thousands of Argentinians gathered at their country’s most famous shrine on July 8 to pray that an abortion bill would not be passed. The battle to protect unborn babies in Argentina was punctuated by significant turnout at a Catholic Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lujan, where the faithful came to pray that the passage of a bill legalizing abortion would not come to fruition, Crux reports. Bishop Oscar Ojea denounced the bill during the Mass, stating, “Abortion is not a right but a tragedy.” Miles de personas…

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YOU CALL ME BY MY NAME

YOU CALL ME BY MY NAME Have you ever been called by name? What does it feel like to be called by name? Your name is strongly a part of your identity. If ten persons were to be walking on a path and a name is called, the one likely to get more attention of the call is the one who goes by the called name. No one calls you by name without knowing your name. When you have been called by name, you are more likely to listen to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF ST. BENEDICT (1) HOMILY THEME: LIVE A BALANCE SPIRITUAL LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF ST. BENEDICT HOMILY THEME: LIVE A BALANCE SPIRITUAL LIFE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: FEAST OF ST. BENEDICT The Gospel today is the same as the Gospel yesterday. For the significance of today’s feast, let us focus on St. Benedict. He was regarded as the Father of Western Monasticism. His rule was regarded as very balanced and moderate. It was a good alternative to the existing strict and lax way of life in those days.…

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Reading for Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Benedict, Abbot. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Hosea 10: 1-3, 7-8, 12) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 105: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7) Gospel: (Matthew 10: 1-7)   First Reading: (Hosea 10: 1-3, 7-8, 12) Israel a vine full of branches, the fruit is agreeable to it: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath multiplied altars, according to the plenty of his land he hath abounded with idols. Their heart is divided: now they shall perish: he shall break down their idols, he shall destroy their altars. For now they shall say: We have no king: because we fear not…

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FORGIVE THYSELF …

FORGIVE THYSELF … My experience as a pilgrim on earth has made me realize how weak one can be without the grace of God. Frequently but unwillingly doing the wrong things and not doing the right things may bring about frustration and depression. However, it is good for the believer to acknowledge the truth that “no sin can stand a planck time before the mercy of God when genuinely confessed and renounced”. The weakeness of the flesh when it neglects the spirit may may lead one to committing an attrocious…

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SHOULD WE FORCE IT?

SHOULD WE FORCE IT? Can there be faith without patience or patience without faith? Many who profess faith today lack patience while many who claim to be patient lack faith. When a locked door is opened with a key and when the same locked door is forcefully opened without a key, the difference in the state of the door after its opening under the above respective imagined situations will be clear. Faith without patience is like forcefully opening a locked door simply because one can’t take the pain to waiting…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: VERY RICH HARVEST, BUT ONLY FEW LABOURERS. WHY?

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: VERY RICH HARVEST, BUT ONLY FEW LABOURERS. WHY? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few.’” Matthew 9:36-37. When Jesus saw the massive crowd approaching in today’s Gospel passage, his heart was moved with compassion. The situation of the crowd in today’s Gospel passage…

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