… ON WHOM TO REST

… ON WHOM TO REST Is it wise to rest on others? Is it wise to rest on no one? Do you enjoy having people rest on you? “No man is an Island” is a notable English saying. Life often demands that we depend on one another for the mutual well being of all and sundry. However, to absolutely depend on a mortal being is undertaking a suicide mission. Sometimes, those responsible for one’s trouble are “the most trusted folks.” Is this a call to distrust? Absolutely No! If we…

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DO YOU LOVE ME?

DO YOU LOVE ME? I was reflecting on the possibility of my asking one who betrayed me thrice, the question of love. However, Jesus Christ asked Peter; do you love me? Imagine the offence of Peter against Jesus! Denied Christ three times! Vowed previously never to do so! Does he Peter deserve to have been asked the question of love when his action already showed hate? The question of love can only be asked when we do not write off our enemies and those who loved us but failed us;…

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Varadkar: I’ll push Pope on accepting same-sex families

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he will tell Pope Francis that families headed by same-sex couples are equal to traditional families when the Pontiff visits Ireland later this month. The two are due to meet at Dublin Castle as the Pope visits for the World Meeting of Families, the Catholic Church’s celebration of the family. Asked what he would say to Pope Francis, Varadkar told journalists last Tuesday he would express “our view as a society and as a government that families come in all sorts of different forms…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: GREAT FAITH

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: GREAT FAITH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 15:21-28) Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus encountered a Caananite woman who begged Jesus to free her daughter from the demon. Jesus, knowing she was not an Israelite, the chosen people, told her she was not entitled yet (“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. It is not right to take the food of the…

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Reading for Wednesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Dominic, Priest. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Jeremiah 31: 1-7) Responsorial Psalm: (Jeremiah 31: 10, 11-12ab, 13) Gospel: (Matthew 15: 21-28)   First Reading: (Jeremiah 31: 1-7) At that time, saith the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus saith the Lord: The people that were left and escaped from the sword, found grace in the desert: Israel shall go to his rest. The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: TAKE HEART, IT IS I; HAVE NO FEAR.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: TAKE HEART, IT IS I; HAVE NO FEAR. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “The boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking on the sea. (Matthew 14:24-25) In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus showed us the depth of his compassion by calming the situation of disciples who were just about to drown…

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