Monthly Archives: April 2013

CEAP Maintains Critical Posture vs. CMO 46 s. 2012

[For the benefit of the PH higher education community and its stakeholders, I am reproducing here the letter of Fr. Gregg Bañaga, President of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), to Dr. Paricia Licuanan, Chairperson, Commission on Higher … Continue reading

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Life to the Full

[Homily: HS Chapel. 4.22.13. Based on: John 10: 1-10] These days we have been considering various texts in our Gospel where Jesus is presented as the Good Shepherd. I think these texts climax in today’s Gospel reading. It has several … Continue reading

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The Lost Sheep: Rescue or Deny?

[Re: SWS Survey: 9% of Catholics in PH thinking of leaving the Church] When the State under Bismarck confiscated Church property in Germany during its secularization drive at the end of the 19th century, the State undertook to collect a … Continue reading

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Jesus at the Sea of Tiberias

In today’s Gospel of Jesus’s appearance at the Sea of Tiberias, there are several movements which may shed light on our lives. The first is the movement from restlessness to activity. We are familiar enough with that. Somehow, we are … Continue reading

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The Oil of Gladness, Morality and Mining

Yesterday, I had the privilege of facilitating a spiritual recollection for the clergy of the Diocese of Marbel, South Cotabato; some sixty priests, including Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez, were in attendance. I broke it down into two parts: the first on … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy in Easter Joy

[Homily: Divine Mercy Sunday, 2013. Monastery of the Pink Sisters, Tagaytay] Easter is the greatest celebration in the calendar of the Church. Some, of course, thinking of Simbanggabi, Midnight Mass, gift-giving and Noche Buena, may prefer Christmas. But in the … Continue reading

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The Scent of Silence at St. Joseph’s Sanctuary

I had been here before, once for a quick tour when the sanctuary was still being constructed, then again for a family gathering. So I knew of the extraordinary beauty of this garden, and of the ten “cells” that were … Continue reading

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