Category Archives: The Good News

Hope For The Flowers

‘Hope for the Flowers’ is one of the books that truly inspired me in my youth. It is an allegorical tale of two caterpillars and their hopes and longings, their search for meaning and their eventual magical transformation into beautiful … Continue reading

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Why The Church Is Holy

This song is the theme of the movie “The Cardinal”, the story of a priest who faced temptations and challenges of moral dilemmas, the social issues of his times and the never-ending tests to his celibacy. He was not perfect … Continue reading

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Wondering Why

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”   It never fails to amaze me how the whole of … Continue reading

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Sent Out Like Lambs

It is never easy being good. It takes effort and practice. It seems to be so much easier to just go with one’s natural tendencies rather than to exert the effort to be good. And being good often entails a … Continue reading

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Modern Prophets

In today’s fast-changing world, people are often concerned with appearances. Personality and practices are preferred over character and principles. As long as in the end, people get what they want. Leaders and so-called opinion makers are often looking for the … Continue reading

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Mother Mary Comes To Me

  Yesterday was the feast of La Naval, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It’s fiesta in Quezon City and Angeles, coincidentally the two cities I consider home. Marian devotion has always been a hallmark of Catholicism. Catholic lore is … Continue reading

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The Anointing of the Sick

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name … Continue reading

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