THE VOICE IN VOICES

THE VOICE IN VOICES Have you ever been in a situation of hearing several voices? Do you know that hearing is different from listening? One could hear lots of voices but listen to a few or a voice. Which voice should one not only hear but listen as well? In the world, there are lots of voices. Often, we listen to voices we always hear. Today, there are the voices of fear, hate, unforgiveness, revenge, divorce, fraud, lust, disobedience, rebellion, betrayal, denial, greed, division, war, pride, brutality, murder … However,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.” (Mark 6:31-32)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.” (Mark 6:31-32) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: “Workers inspecting the structural foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge uncovered a Cold War-era trove of basic provisions that were stockpiled amid fears of a nuclear attack. The stash, discovered in a vault under an entrance ramp, included water drums, canisters of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Today we have leaders who lead astray and leaders who don’t help the people. Always we have had the same. The Scriptures are filled with stories of these types of leaders in the Old Testament but also in the New Testament. What kind of a person am I? That is the challenge of the readings today. The first reading is…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 15TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: I WILL GIVE YOU REST

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 15TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: I WILL GIVE YOU REST BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 11:28-30) Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus invites His disciples to come to Him and He will give them rest. Jesus knew it was hard to follow Him. There will be a time when the disciples will get tired and feel like giving up. Jesus reveals to them His secret. He told His disciples to learn from His…

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Reading for Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (Isaiah 26: 7-9, 11, 16-19) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 102: 13-14ab and 15, 16-18, 19-21) Gospel: (Matthew 11: 28-30)   First Reading: (Isaiah 26: 7-9, 11, 16-19) The way of the just is right, the path of the just is right to walk in. And in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name, and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul. My soul hath desired thee in the night: yea, and with my spirit within me in the morning early I will watch…

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India to investigate Missionaries of Charity over baby-selling scandal

Facing child trafficking allegations at one of its homes for unmarried mothers in India, the Missionaries of Charity said the order condemns the actions of individuals involved and stressed that these are unrelated to the order. A baby born in Nirmal Hriday (Tender Heart) home in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi was not handed over to state adoption authorities after the mother had declared her intention to do so, Sister Mary Prema Pierick, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, said in a July 17 statement from Calcutta. “We…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 15TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: HUMILITY IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING GOD.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 15TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: HUMILITY IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING GOD. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Jesus declared, ‘I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.’” Matthew 11:25-26. Today’s Gospel passage contains a prayer that Jesus addressed to the Father. And it is a prayer of thanksgiving. Compared to Jesus’ tone in yesterday’s Gospel passage…

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