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Homily 130: New Life

5th Sunday of Lent B

Few years ago, I gave a homily to the grade school students in one parish. The gospel at that time was about the 10… 839 more words

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The shape of love

Today is the beginning of Holy Week. For me this is the story of God’s love. Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig! The day is called both “Palm Sunday” and “Passion Sunday.” Palm Sunday because it commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the crowd had palm branches. 550 more words

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The Event

A person might ask a question like this, while staring at the sky, in a reflective moment:

In all the great sweep and roll of time, from the first moments when sun and stars coalesced, through the endless ebbing and flowing of the ocean tides; from the building of the pyramids and the Great Wall of China all the way through the Clinton E-mail Scandal of 2015; in the whole whirling, slapdash confluence of this and that happening, has there ever been a place, a moment, and a person who did… 358 more words

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John-10 Casket Reflection

Last year, on the Friday before Good Friday, we discussed how the Father had consecrated Christ and sent Him into the world as one of us, in order to consecrate us. 415 more words

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St John Chrysostom Homily #2 on Philippians 2:6-11

This is the second of two exegetical homilies the Saint preached on these verses.  The first was posted earlier and, as noted there, is much more difficult than the current one. 6,155 more words

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