REFLECTION FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). TOPIC: GOD’S GENEROSITY

REFLECTION FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. TOPIC: GOD’S GENEROSITY BY: Fr Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 20:1-16 Message # 515: “Let Yourselves Be Possessed by His Love” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reminds all her children, especially the priests, of the immense love of Jesus for all of them: “How much Jesus loves you!” She enumerated the proofs of this love: the Incarnation, his public mission, his sufferings and death, and most especially the institution of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the…

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TWO THINGS TO AVOID

TWO THINGS TO AVOID Good should be done while evil should be avoided. There are many instances of evil to be avoided as there are several goods to be done. However, in this reflection, I reflect on two evils all and sundry must desist from. 1. Never raise someone’s hope when you know you are not willing and will never be ready to fulfilling your promise concerning the realization of the hope raised in another. If you will not assist someone in any good the person requests from you, it…

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Reading for Thursday Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Feast: Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. Liturgical Colour: red First Reading: (Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-13) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 19: 2-3, 4-5) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 9-13)

First Reading: (Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-13) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 19: 2-3, 4-5) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 9-13)   First Reading: (Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-13) I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called, With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God…

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Pope Francis creates new Pontifical Institute for marriage and family

Pope Francis has announced the creation of a new Pontifical Institute for the study of marriage and the family to carry forward the work of the two recent synods and Amoris Laetitia. In a motu proprio published Tuesday, the Vatican announced the new John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences will replace the original organisation founded by his predecessor in 1981. The Pope said the recent synods on the family had brought a new awareness of the “new pastoral challenges to which the Christian community is called…

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Mexican bishops offer prayers for earthquake victims

The Mexican bishops’ conference have offered their prayers for those affected by the earthquake that hit Mexico City and the state of Puebla on Tuesday. “We unite ourselves with the pain for the victims of the earthquake that happened today, September 19, 2017, in various places in our country,” they said in a statement. “Thousands of hands have formed chains of life to rescue, feed and do their bit in these emergencies.” The number of fatalities has climbed to over 200, with one of the most desperate rescue efforts at…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). HOMILY THEME: THE ATTITUDE OF THE CROWD TOWARDS THEIR LEADERS

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE ATTITUDE OF THE CROWD TOWARDS THEIR LEADERS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 7:31-35) In the day’s Gospel Jesus addressed the inconsistencies of the leaders and the crowds in treating John the Baptist and Himself. In Filipino we call it, “Sala sa init, sala sa laming.” Their attitudes to both were neither here nor there. John came like a hermit and was accused of being possessed by demons. Jesus was the complete opposite yet He…

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Reading for Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs. Liturgical Colour: red First Reading: (1Timothy 3: 14-16) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 111: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6) Gospel: (Luke 7: 31-35)

First Reading: (1Timothy 3: 14-16) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 111: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6) Gospel: (Luke 7: 31-35)   First Reading: (1Timothy 3: 14-16) These things I write to thee, hoping that I shall come to thee shortly. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto…

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Cardinal Nichols offers prayers for victims of London explosion

Following the terrorist act on a train at Parsons Green Underground Station on Friday September 15, Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has issued the following statement: “I am dismayed at yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children, as they were commuting to work and school this morning. “I pray for all who were injured in the blast and in the ensuing stampede, and for all who were affected by the incident. May God grant them and all Londoners peace and strengthen our resolve to stand against…

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Pope at Mass: ‘Pray for leaders despite their mistakes’

As Christians we must pray for our elected leaders, even if we don’t agree with their politics. That was Pope Francis’ message during Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Monday, as he reflected on the readings for the day. Pope Francis took as his starting point the First Reading from St Paul’s Letter to Timothy, where he asks that “supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings” be offered “for kings and for all in authority”. In the day’s Gospel, a Roman leader, the centurion, prays that his servant be healed. Recognize…

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Christian man sentenced to death in Pakistan for ‘Blaspheming’ Prophet of Islam

A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate, sources said. Nadeem James, 27, was charged in July 2016 in Gujrat District after a friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a poem via WhatsApp instant messaging that was derogatory towards Muhammad and other revered Islamic figures. James’ attorney, Riaz Anjum, told News men that the court sentenced James to death on Thursday (Sept. 14). “The trial was held inside the prison…

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