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More apps? No, back to basics

January 1, 2013

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Sometimes, I feel that instead of simplifying life, apps can even complicate it. Whenever we download an app we like, for example, we tend to make space for it in our everyday lives. A new e-reader can make us want to change our reading habits. A new e-organizer can make us plan our lives in […]

True love is 3-way

June 3, 2012

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What is love? God is love (1 Jn 4: 8). And who is God? God is the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit — a Trinity that shows love is neither one-way nor two-way, but always three-way. We celebrate this dogma of the Triune God today, Trinity Sunday, as the central mystery of […]

Why we shouldn’t say ‘back to reality’

January 3, 2012

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This week we return to the workplace after the holidays, but “back to reality” is something we shouldn’t say. Because to say that is to submit to the worldview that work comprises our entire reality, when in fact work is but a part of it. Are vacations – the time we spend with our family […]

Simbang Gabi Homilies: Finale with Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ

December 24, 2011

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Brothers and sisters, the second preface of Advent, the one we read in the Mass today, articulates for us what our spirit should be like these days so that when He comes, He will find us watching in prayer, our hearts full of wonder and praise. So tonight, there is nothing new which will be […]

Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 8 with Fr. Johnny Go, SJ

December 23, 2011

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There’s a saying that goes: “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” In our Gospel reading this evening, we have a pregnant woman singing, so that got me thinking. Mary sings her magnificent song, the Magnificat, when she sees for herself the sign promised to her by the angel during the Annunciation. Her elderly […]

Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 7 with Fr. Luis David, SJ

December 22, 2011

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The evangelist Luke begins his record of the coming of Christ, the savior of the world… with the story of two women who, by all human standards, should never have had children. The first story centers on Elizabeth, a woman in her 60s or 70s or even 80s. All her life, she had never been […]

Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 6 with Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, SJ

December 21, 2011

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Our Pinoy Christmas is feast for the senses. Our eyes are dazzled by Christmas lights and colors. Our mouths and stomachs water over just the thought of moist bibingka, alcohol-lazed fruitcake, and whatever your families put on the noche buena table. But perhaps our sense of hearing is what is most fully loaded, listening to […]