Have You Ever Been Falsely Accused?

22 March 2010 Monday of the 5th Week of LentDaniel 13, 1-62; Psalm 23; John 18, 12-20 Have you ever been falsely accused? Are you a victim of another person’s lie? Today we hear of the moving story of Susanna. She is accused of having an illicit affair with a young man while married toContinue reading “Have You Ever Been Falsely Accused?”

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Do You Interpret Your Dreams?

24 November 2009 Tuesday of the 34th Sunday in Ordinary TimeDaniel 2, 31-45; Dn 3, 57-61; Luke 21, 5-11The story of Daniel and his interpretation of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar simply points out that the ruling kingdoms of the world will eventually fall, giving way to an eternal kingdom being established by God alone. NebuchadnezzarContinue reading “Do You Interpret Your Dreams?”

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Never Afraid

12 March 2008 Wednesday of the 5th Week of LentDaniel 3, 14-20, 91-92, 95; John 8, 31-42 Never AfraidThe purpose of the first reading is to show that the God of Israel protects his people from harm so long as they remain faithful to him. King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to be burnedContinue reading “Never Afraid”

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Faithfulness and Forgiveness

26 February 2008 Tuesday of the 3rd Week of LentDaniel 3, 25, 34-43; Psalm 25; Matthew 18, 21-35 The historical background of the book of Daniel in the first reading was the time of the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes who wanted to Hellenize the Jews of Palestine in 175-164 BC. He tried to forceContinue reading “Faithfulness and Forgiveness”

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The Final Hour

29 November 2007 Thursday of the 34th Week in Ordinary TimeDaniel 6, 12-28; Daniel 3; Luke 21, 20-28 When I attended the funeral mass of Fr. Albert Ricard SJ at Loyola House of Studies last Tuesday, November 27, 2007, I thought about death. Frs. Jun Viray SJ and Julian Hernando SJ who presided in hisContinue reading “The Final Hour”

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The Stupid Things We Do

28 November 2007 Wednesday of the 34th Week in Ordinary TimeDaniel 5, 1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Luke 21, 12-19 There is a play written by Peter Shaffer called Equus, which starred the famous Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter. The play is about Dysart, a psychiatrist who attempts to treat Alan Strang, a young man whoContinue reading “The Stupid Things We Do”

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Dreams and Dreamers

27 November 2007 Tuesday of the 34th Week in Ordinary TimeDaniel 2, 31-45; Dn 3, 57-61; Luke 21, 5-11 It is not uncommon to talk about dreams. Ancient civilizations like Greece and Egypt placed primary importance to dreams as communication systems of the divine. The sick are brought to Greek temples to be cured. TheContinue reading “Dreams and Dreamers”

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Angels are Presences of God

29 September 2007. Feast of the Archangels Rafael, Michael and GabrielDaniel 7, 9-14; Revelations 12, 7-12; John 1, 47-51 We are fascinated by angels. One of fastest growing businesses today is the angel industry: specialty stores that sells pictures, statues and cross-stitch patterns of angels. In the last few years until the present, we alsoContinue reading “Angels are Presences of God”

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