Pahalagahan Nawa Natin ang Ritwal ng Ating Sariling Bayan

Isang buwan ng pagdiriwang ng panibagong buhay ang buwan ng Mayo. Ito ang buwan ng mga bulaklak at panahon ng ani. Dito din nakakasama-sama ang mga magkababayan lalo na sa Bohol kung saang may piyesta sa bawat lalawigan. At sa ibang dako naman, ito rin ang panahon ng pamamasyal at pagpapahinga bago sumalpak muli angContinue reading “Pahalagahan Nawa Natin ang Ritwal ng Ating Sariling Bayan”

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Fresh and Simple in Easter

Easter Sunday is a celebration of what is new. This is actually the reason why our “Sabbath” is Sunday. The Jews celebrate the Sabbath on a Saturday. Since Jesus resurrected on a Sunday, Sunday became our Sabbaths. St. Paul says that the resurrection of Jesus is a new creation. What right do we have toContinue reading “Fresh and Simple in Easter”

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Holy Thursday Noodles

We eat to live. Everything that we taste has a greater effect on our well-being and the health of others. It is therefore not a surprise that our Lord used the image of food in spreading the Good News. Bread and wine takes center stage on Holy Thursday in the commemoration of the Institution ofContinue reading “Holy Thursday Noodles”

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Food and Destinations

On the holiest of weeks, we think of one thing: our destinations. Major terminals and airports teem with travelers. Most of them excited to return to their hometowns to spend the Semana Santa with their families. It is a time when faith and family are intertwined. The sleepy town of Camalig in the province ofContinue reading “Food and Destinations”

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Stand By The Roads, O Catholics!

Editor’s note: EWTN News originally reported that the talk was given by Sam Miller within the last few months. In fact, upon further investigation, his talk was delivered in 2003 after the sexual abuse scandal hit the Catholic Church in the U.S. Following the initial revelations about the sexual abuse scandal in the United States,Continue reading “Stand By The Roads, O Catholics!”

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Pagnilayan Natin ang Daan ng Krus

Alam niyo ba kung saan nagsimula ang Daan ng Krus na ginagawa natin tuwing Mahal na Araw? Nagsimula ang daan ng krus bilang isang peregrinasyon o pilgrimage. Naglalakbay tungo sa Jerusalem ang mga taong may mabigat na dinadala, penitensiya o debosyong kailangang gampanan, o mga may espesyal na hinahangad sa Maykapal. Naniniwala silang may biyayangContinue reading “Pagnilayan Natin ang Daan ng Krus”

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Pagnilayan Natin ang Daan ng Krus

  Alam niyo ba kung saan nagsimula ang Daan ng Krus na ginagawa natin tuwing Mahal na Araw? Nagsimula ang daan ng krus bilang isang peregrinasyon o pilgrimage. Naglalakbay tungo sa Jerusalem ang mga taong may mabigat na dinadala, penitensiya o debosyong kailangang gampanan, o mga may espesyal na hinahangad sa Maykapal. Naniniwala silang mayContinue reading “Pagnilayan Natin ang Daan ng Krus”

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Maging Bukas-Palad sa mga Kapus-Palad

Pag-iisipan natin ngayon ang ugnayan ng ating pag-aalay-kapwa at ng inaasam nating kaligayahan. Para sa ating lahat, ang panahon ng Kuwaresma ay panahon ng pagsasakripisyo. May ibang nag-aayuno sa iba’t ibang uri ng pagkain, o umiiwas sa mga bagay na kinagigiliwan natin tulad ng video games at Facebook. Noong unang panahon, nag-aayuno ang mga taoContinue reading “Maging Bukas-Palad sa mga Kapus-Palad”

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Maging Bukas-Palad sa mga Kapus-Palad

Pag-iisipan natin ngayon ang ugnayan ng ating pag-aalay-kapwa at ng inaasam nating kaligayahan. Para sa ating lahat, ang panahon ng Kuwaresma ay panahon ng pagsasakripisyo. May ibang nag-aayuno sa iba’t ibang uri ng pagkain, o umiiwas sa mga bagay na kinagigiliwan natin tulad ng video games at Facebook.   Noong unang panahon, nag-aayuno ang mgaContinue reading “Maging Bukas-Palad sa mga Kapus-Palad”

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The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence

Note: This article is from Fr. Harold Parilla’s Facebook entry. Fr. Harold is a diocesan priest. He was trained in Theology by the Jesuits at the San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. 1. Abstinence means avoiding the consumption of meat, but eggs, milk products and condiments made of animal fat may beContinue reading “The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence”

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Tama Ba ang Debosyon natin sa Sto. Nino?

Isang pagre-respeto ng proseso ng paglaki at paglago ang debosyon ng Sto. Nino. Nauunawaan natin na ang bata ay unti-unti at hinay-hinay itong tumatanda. Hindi maaaring madaliin ang anumang pagtubo. Pinagpaplanuhan, pinagtiya-tiyagaan at pinagsisikapan ang kahit na anong paglalago, tulad ng isang magulang na nagpapalaki ng anak. At tulad nang sinabi sa Ebanghelio, tuloy-tuloy angContinue reading “Tama Ba ang Debosyon natin sa Sto. Nino?”

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What’s the difference between a tour and a pilgrimage?

Some years ago, a fellow Jesuit gave me a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a gift from his visit to Mexico City. He knew of this personal devotion and a reproduction would be the closest I could get to the dream of visiting the shrine. I could not imagine that in a shortContinue reading “What’s the difference between a tour and a pilgrimage?”

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Steps in Making an Informed Choice

Note: Click on this link for the first part of this article, PART I: The ability to make good choices. Before all else, we have to be aware that we are approaching this topic with a presupposition and a challenge: that the reader is educated and capable of research. Having said this, we proceed. First,Continue reading “Steps in Making an Informed Choice”

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Why Do We Pray the Rosary?

7 October 2010. Memorial of Our Lady of the RosaryGalatians 3, 1-5; Luke 1, 69-75; Luke 11, 5-13 As we celebrate the memorial of our Lady of the Rosary, allow me to talk about the rosary personally. If you were to ask me why I pray the rosary, I would probably answer you this way.Continue reading “Why Do We Pray the Rosary?”

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The Ability to Make Good Choices

Click on this link for PART II: Steps in Making an Informed Choice. In the midst of many controversies and division, the Church provides guidelines to help us think within our own personal situations. Vatican II calls this our responsibility to glean the working of the Holy Spirit in the signs of the times. InContinue reading “The Ability to Make Good Choices”

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