How to Make a Spiritual Assessment

Preparing for the new year is rewarding. Some head to the groceries with a list of ingredients for the midnight feast. Certain traditions are kept. Filipinos flock to fruit stalls to choose 8 or a dozen round fruits, believing, like the Chinese, that anything circular brings an infinity of luck. Placed on a wicker basket,Continue reading “How to Make a Spiritual Assessment”

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How to Choose Songs for the Mass

Christmas is notorious for inappropriate song choices for mass. In the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in the University of the Philippines, we were aghast when a choir sang, “Silver Bells” for communion, or “We, Three Kings” during the Season of Advent. In a remote island in Quezon Province, a Jesuit volunteer said that theContinue reading “How to Choose Songs for the Mass”

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