“Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” (Corpus Christi), by Fr. Tasang

Corpus Cbristi means above all the mystical body of Christ, the community of believers. Background: Today’s feast is in a sense an unexpected feast for several reasons: It duplicates Holy Thursday, we are repeating the Last supper celebration without the sadness of Good Friday. Secondly, because every Eucharistic celebration is a feast of the BodyContinue reading ““Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” (Corpus Christi), by Fr. Tasang”

“Trinity Sunday” by Fr. EJ

The fullness of redemption is to be found in the Spirit. The Spirit completes the mystery of creation and redemption, guiding us into “all truth”, bringing us all together. After the cycle of Feasts celebrating the events and phases of Christ’s life among us, the liturgy moves into “ordinary time” But it passes through twoContinue reading ““Trinity Sunday” by Fr. EJ”

“Pentecost”, by Fr. Tasang

The Gift of the Spirit is Unity in the Midst of Differences and Diversities. The month of May is a month The month of May is a month of festivities in many parts of the country. Last May 15, we had the famous tourist-drawing Pahiyas of Lukban, Quezon, with their colorful display of food andContinue reading ““Pentecost”, by Fr. Tasang”

“Habilin” by Fr. Joel

“Repentance and forgiveness in his name would be proclaimed to all the nations. You shall be witnesses to this. I will send you what my Father promised. “(v.47-49) After graduating from high school in Samar, I was determined to pursue my theological studies and readied myself to enter the diocesan seminary in our place. SinceContinue reading ““Habilin” by Fr. Joel”

“The Advocate Will Teach You Everything”, by Fr. Jesus

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives (peace) do I give it to you.” The Farewell Discourse of Jesus (John 13-17), to which today’s gospel belongs, is his last will and testament, wherein he gives his apostles precious pieces of advice in order to help themContinue reading ““The Advocate Will Teach You Everything”, by Fr. Jesus”

“Listening and Obedient Love”, 6th Sunday of Year C, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

The Servant of God Catherine de Hueck, Foundress of the Madonna House Apostolate, once said: “A bell is not a bell till you ring it. A song is no song till you sing it. The love in your heart was not put there to stay. Love is not love till you give it away.” RoyContinue reading ““Listening and Obedient Love”, 6th Sunday of Year C, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Love One Another As I Have Loved You” (Fifth Sunday, Year C) , by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

Roy B. Zuck tells us the main reason why so many healings and recoveries happen at the Menninger Clinic, a leading inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Topeka, Kansas, USA. We take note that the well-known Catholic priest, psychologist, spiritual writer Henri Nouwen did a fellowship and studied clinical psychology at the said hospital. The workContinue reading ““Love One Another As I Have Loved You” (Fifth Sunday, Year C) , by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“The New Commandment”, Fifth Sunday of Easter, by Fr. Reu

Jesus said to his disciples, “I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, so also must you love one another” (In 13:34). The measuring stick of Christian love then is not our “selves” but Jesus. I once heard in a send-off gathering: “the pain of hello is goodbye”.Continue reading ““The New Commandment”, Fifth Sunday of Easter, by Fr. Reu”

“Good Shepherd”, by Fr. Tasang

FOR us to admit that we are sheep is to put our trust completely, unreservedly in Jesus, the Good Shepherd. The English language uses the word herd mentality; it comes from the pastoral setting of tending the sheep. It means a mindless grouping! congregation of people very similar to our concept of the so-called HAKOTContinue reading ““Good Shepherd”, by Fr. Tasang”

“Better for us to obey God than men”, by Fr. Jesus

When we read the gospels, one thing that strikes us is Jesus’ poor choice of disciples: rude fishermen, unlearned, incompetent men. Particularly, the choice of Peter, impulsive and cowardly, as leader of the group and caretaker of the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Nowadays, those men wouldn’t have a chance to be admitted toContinue reading ““Better for us to obey God than men”, by Fr. Jesus”