Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hail Mary, Full of Grace

The great Filipino theologian, Fr. Catalino Arevalo, once wrote that to appreciate and understand the Faith of the Filipino one must look seriously at their devotion to Mary. Every province and region in the the Philippines has a special name … Continue reading

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“What do you want me to do for you?”

I love watching how Jonathan and Martin, Kathleen and Jane relate and interact with one another. Jonathan thinks the world of his Dad. He believes Daddy knows everything and can do anything. And he does all of these things for … Continue reading

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“Outside the Church, there is no salvation.”

“Outside the Church, there is no salvation.” This is a very harsh and hard to accept doctrine. It came from a time when the Church was beset by people leaving its fold. I do not believe that the Church was … Continue reading

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To Be a Christian is To Be Contrarian

I know that life is meant for the giving; that being in this world means being with and for others in this world. The greatest difficulty in giving is that it often means giving up. What I give, I give … Continue reading

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Through the Small and Narrow Gate

“Money is the root of all evil.” This statement seems to be a trite and tired saying by now. And when one sees what money can buy today, the statement sounds to be that of a loser. Indeed, often in … Continue reading

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The Holy Trinity in My Life

I wake up every morning, always grateful for yet another day in my life. I have seen so much beauty in life, have received so many blessings and have had experiences so fantastic I did not even dare dream them … Continue reading

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Bless Our Children

I have always loved children and I have always loved it that children seem to take to me so naturally. I love the freshness and hope that they bring. Nothing is sweeter than a baby’s breath and nothing can be … Continue reading

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We Are Family

Families have always been the bedrock of societies. Strong and happy families make for a strong and happy nation. It is always inspiring to see a man leaving his father and mother and taking for himself a wife. I am … Continue reading

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In My Small Way

There is great force and tremendous power behind small and ordinary things. A cup of water can mean life or death to a thirsty person. A grain of salt can make the great difference between an insipid dish and a … Continue reading

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The Spirit is Alive in the Valley

It is sad how religion is often perverted to become a force for division and subtraction rather than an influence for addition and multiplication. It is sadder still that so many wars are waged and acts of violence are committed … Continue reading

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