What Questions to Ask in Choosing Liturgical Songs

There is a knock on the door of my office. Two campus ministers want me to check the list of songs for the Mass of the Holy Spirit. TJ Sunga, our campus minister, hands me the list of songs. I scan the list thoroughly. I have to be sure that each song fulfils its “ministerialContinue reading “What Questions to Ask in Choosing Liturgical Songs”

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You Cannot Save Souls After Ten Minutes

I say this without fear or reservation: I am not a fan of long homilies. There are, of course cases when long homilies are acceptable. In far-flung barrios when catechism or masses are not daily or even weekly fare, and people trek a good number of hours to come to mass to get inspiration, aContinue reading “You Cannot Save Souls After Ten Minutes”

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How We Share the Passion of Christ on Good Friday

Good Friday is never a day of pleasure. On this day, Filipinos are open to sacrifice. They will choose the more difficult penance than any other day of the year. This day seems to be the hottest, even if it is not confirmed by PAGASA. They would forego cravings for a cold refreshment or aContinue reading “How We Share the Passion of Christ on Good Friday”

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True Worship

30 August 2009. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeDeuteronomy 4, 1-8; Psalm 15; James 1, 17-27; Mark 7, 1-13 Note: This homily appears in the English Sambuhay today. Sambuhay is a publication by the Society of St. Paul. For the devout Jews, the Law was the Ten Commandments, and in an expanded form, the Pentateuch whichContinue reading “True Worship”

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