Archive for May, 12

Catechism, Christian Life

The Mysteries of Light: Christian Life in a Nutshell

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During one of the sessions I had with the sisters in retreat at Novaliches, I talked about the "Mysteries of the Light" as the Christian life in a nutshell.  I read the Pope's Rosarium Virginis, but there isn't enough materials ...
Scriptures

James’ Program for Communion

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In James 4:1-10, we find a leader of a christian community telling its divided members to be what they are supposed to be: a community loyal to the one God. The community is divided; there are conflicts within ...
Church in the World

Christ In You The Hope of Glory (Col. 1,27)

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[embed]http://youtu.be/9TJnGzjD_Bc[/embed] This is the official theme song of the Eucharistic Congress 2016 to be held in Cebu in January. The theme is based on Col. 1:27 which we Catholics understand to refer to Christ's mystical and sacramental presence with the ...
Picture Blog

Photoshop Trick

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Photoshop Trick
I thought this was a beautiful depiction of God resting on the seventh day of creation. A Samson-like figure sleeps wearily, just as one would expect someone who has just created the universe to do. And then ...
Scriptures

Hosea and God’s Love

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This past week, the liturgy has been offering selections from Hosea, the 8th century prophet who becomes the human expression as it were of Yahweh’s jealous and compassionate love. 
Scriptures, Spirituality

Like a Ruminant

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Like a Ruminant
Last Sunday, as I preached on the Parable of the Sower, I mentioned that at a time when Christians didn’t have the luxury of owning a copy of the Scriptures, they went to Sunday Mass, the only place where they ...
BEC, Christian Life, Ministry

My Interest in the BEC

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My interest in Basic Ecclesial Communities started when I did research on Latin America's Liberation Theology. I found BECs interesting because it made me realize that theology is not something one learns in school, but rather it is reflection ...
Magisterium

First Draft of the Synod’s Message

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The first draft of the Synodal Message on the Word of God has been presented. Mons. Gianfranco Ravasi, famous italian exegete, is the president of the commission charged with producing the Message. Below is an excerpt of ...
Church in the World

Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way

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 John Paul II will perhaps be known as the Pope who shared his faith with us.  Of course the other Popes before him did it in their own way;  John Paul II did it in a way that leaves no ...
Scriptures

Romans 8:8-11: Life in the Spirit

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Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not ...
Movies, Pop Culture

Fr. Jejemon

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Fr. Jejemon
I don't usually go to the movies especially during Christmas because of the Metro Manila Festival which in recent years have not been showing anything worth while. This year I made an exception for "Fr. Jejemon" and the ...
Christian Life, Vocation

Being “Father”

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Being “Father”
This afternoon's session with "The Dads" took an unexpected turn.  For the first time since we started, they started telling stories about their past as sons and their experiences in fatherhood.  The discussions were provoked by a comment one ...
Scriptures, Software

The Word

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There are a lot of Bible softwares available on the web that I am quite sure some people would find useful. There is one however that I've found more useful than others. It is called "The Word". ...

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