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Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 3 with Fr. Jose Cecilio Magadia, SJ

December 18, 2011

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This year is the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the best Hollywood film adaptation of a Broadway musical. That is West Side Story – which in turn is also an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It is set in the 1950s in Upper West Side Manhattan, and instead of the Montagues and Capulets, […]

The other feast when Osama was killed

May 7, 2011

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The death of Osama bin Laden did not only coincide with the beatification of Pope John Paul II. The terrorist leader died on the first Sunday after Easter – the Feast of Divine Mercy. Decreed also coincidentally by Blessed John Paul II in 2000, the feast was requested by the Lord himself in an authenticated […]

If only we saw the first Nativity scene

December 24, 2010

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This season of glitters, gifts, and lights paints for us a neat and romantic picture of the first Christmas night. But if we had lived 2,000 years ago — without the preconditioning that the baby who was born will eventually heal the sick, raise the dead, and die and rise from the dead himself — would we have believed?  Jesus, in the […]

Mama’s boy

September 8, 2010

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In story-telling, what is often most interesting is what happens in between. The Gospels do not talk about how Jesus grew up, but the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen poses the cutest questions about those hidden years. In his prayer-poem “Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue,” the child-like persona asks Mary: Did you lift Him up sometimes […]