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Et Verbum caro factum est. And the Word was made flesh.

Christmas, the Eucharist and our Christian Life There is perhaps no other season in the liturgical life of the Church, my, in the whole of Western Civilization, that elicits much excitement and joy as the holy season of Christmas. It … Continue reading

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The Importance of Beauty and Dignity at Mass: Corpus Christi Sunday 2015

There is no other major world religion on the planet that finds its source and inspiration in a rite that enables its God to become united with His people under the species of bread and wine. Today, Catholicism celebrates the … Continue reading

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A Man of Few Words: Jesus and His Betrayal, Suffering and Death

The most painful kind of affront is that which comes not from our enemies but from our friends. “It is not an enemy who taunts me– then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with … Continue reading

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The Great Mandatum: Maundy Thursday Reflection

Before the popular display of piety that is the Visita Iglesia, the faithful are asked to attend the In Coena Domini Mass or the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. It is usually scheduled at around 5:00 or 6:00 PM just … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Jesus Christ: Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion

When He was born in Bethlehem, Jesus was not placed in a 5,000-Peso crib. Mary and Joseph didn’t spend thousands of pesos for his birth in Makati Med or St. Luke’s. Neither was he dressed in branded clothes for infants. … Continue reading

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My Family’s Charming Parish Church: The Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao

“Imma” That’s how we colloquially call our parish which is under the Diocese of Cubao. The Diocese actually celebrated its 10th year this 2013. The first and currently serving Bishop of Cubao is His Excellency Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco. The … Continue reading

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AN APPEAL TO OUR CATHOLIC BISHOPS: Eucharistic Adoration and spiritual works of mercy on behalf of the victims of “Yolanda”

CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES INTRAMUROS, MANILA Dear Reverend Bishops, Greetings of Peace! Watching the news on TV has broken my heart greatly due to the scenes of devastation in the Central Visayas. I am overwhelmed with grief and … Continue reading

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