Monthly Archives: March 2022

Fundamental Option: Choose Life

[Homily.  Live-streamed Mass.  March 29, 2022.] When we see the images of Ukraine, I am sure you are as filled with horror as I am.  A sovereign nation attacked by a powerful neighbor.  A peaceful people turned overnight into courageous … Continue reading

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I Have Finished the Race, I Have Kept the Faith

[Homily.  Funeral Mass for Jason Sarmiento.  JHS Chapel.  23 March 2022] Jason was a great Christian Life educator.  When he taught his freshmen students about the greatest of Old Testament prophets, Isaiah, he would not be content to talk about … Continue reading

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On Church Involvement in the 2022 Elections: Fraternity, Social Friendship, and Politics

[DADITAMA Recollection for Davao Clergy and Diocesan Pastoral Workers. March 9, 2022:  8:30 – 10:30 a.m.] For some, elections are a time to race for power.  It is an investment of personal energy and assembled wealth to gain enough power to … Continue reading

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Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

[Homily.  First Friday. 4 March 2022] The call of the Lenten Season is expressed in the words of the Lord, “Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping and mourning.  Rend your hearts, not your garments.” (Jl … Continue reading

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Fasting for Peace in Ukraine and in Our World on Ash Wednesday

Pope Francis has asked that this Ash Wednesday be a day of fasting and prayer for peace.  Through fasting we are asked to pray for conversion from the violence, death and danger to all of a devastating war that Russia … Continue reading

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