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Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 5 with Fr. Raymund-Benedict Hizon, SJ

December 20, 2011

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It is not easy to preach today. Not with news of people missing and dying and bodies decaying. Not with a shortage of food and water — not in Africa or some other faraway place that is simply out of our reach or out of our league. This time, and so close to Christmas, suffering […]

Some things never change

December 19, 2010

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When I was a kid and grown-ups asked me what I wanted to be, I only answered one of three things: to be a teacher, to be a priest, or to be a journalist. I could not imagine myself as anything else. I have always prayed over it and am convinced, at this point, that my calling […]

Not-to-do lists

November 24, 2010

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When I was in high school, my father told me one of his deepest desires: “Sana bumagsak ka.” I never experienced failure in grade school, and my father, who was my opposite when he was in school, said that life is incomplete without it. I bring this up on the eve of the Ateneo High School math exams, about […]