Your Father, Who Sees in Secret, Will Repay You

Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Jesus Instructs His Disciples In the gospel reading of today, Jesus gave His disciples directives about performing righteous deeds. Righteous deeds here are all-encompassing. The foremost directive is “take care not to perform…

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The Apostles: Our Example of Resilience and Courage

Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24) Missionary Zeal and Hardship In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 14:21-27), Paul and Barnabas continued their missionary activity of preaching the good news to different cities. They returned…

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The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

He Died To Save Us Today is Good Friday. On this day, the Church wants us to contemplate and reflect on the passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In one of the catechism classes for first Holy Communion children, a child innocently asked me, “Father, why do we call it Good Friday since…

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A Season of Repentance and Reconciliation

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Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). It is Lenten season. It is the season the Church calls us to reflect deeply on the sufferings, passion, and death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary. During the…

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The Value of Trials and Temptation

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Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). The Value of Trials and Temptation Trials, tribulations, and temptations come our way often in life. They are difficult experiences and problems that confront us daily. Primarily, trials and temptations are situations of…

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GOD’S CREATION TESTIFIES TO HIS BEING

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Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). The different seasons of the year help us contemplate the beauty of creation. Now is Fall season, and the shades of colors of the leaves that characterize this season give a gorgeously beautiful…

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OUR LADY OF SORROWS

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Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). MARY, A TRUE DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST Today, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast grew in popularity in the 12th Century, even though it was celebrated under…

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The Dogma of Assumption

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Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). The Church teaches that “when the course of her earthly life was finished, Immaculate Virgin Mary was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over…

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