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Sunday Reflections

Jesus Is Near

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) The Gospel today starts with a rather disturbing note. First, it shows us that Jesus could see the destruction of Jerusalem that happened in 70 AD, when the Romans occupied the city, ravaged it … Continue reading

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The Abundance of the Poor

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) In countries where there is seeming abundance of food and benefits, where things are seemingly in place, where different kinds of insurances and life plans are set up, and where the pace of life … Continue reading

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Faith: Jesus’ Energy In Us

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) We celebrated the opening of the Year of faith on October 11, 2012 and also the canonization of 7 more Saints on October 21st. In his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, the Holy Father shows … Continue reading

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Throw Aside Your Cloak

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Let us look into the characters of the Gospel today.   1) The Disciples and the crowd. Some of them scolded Bartimaeus and tried to stop him from calling Jesus. They did not want anyone … Continue reading

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Training In The Virtues

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) In today’s world, we clearly observe the following tarnished situations, and they seem to be the order of the day: 1. Many people seek power and strive to stay in power, if possible, for life, … Continue reading

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One More Thing

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Values govern people and society. They determine the ways of acting, living and being of persons and of society. Of the many values that people have, the economic, cultural, moral and religious values are … Continue reading

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Joy In Relationship

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Loneliness, division, animosity, and frustration are prominent situations we see throughout the world, in our families and in our communities. We see these especially in the rise of divorce and abortion cases, in heavily … Continue reading

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