I was glad that I got to leave work earlier today than I normally do. Being able to leave work early allowed me to go to Mass. While my family usually goes to Holy Family in Artesia on Sundays, I often go to St. Peter Chanel for daily Mass. St. Peter Chanel is one of … Continue reading “Up”, “In”, and “Out”
This morning I went to the ordination Mass for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Nine men were ordained to the priesthood, and one of them is a fellow Filipino which was edifying to witness. I came in a couple of minutes after 8, and I realized I should have arrived way earlier. I underestimated the … Continue reading Ordination Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels
The Holy Trinity is certainly one of the most unfathomable mystery in the Catholic Church, and may be considered as something non-sense, too complicated to take into belief—or even blasphemous by Protestants and non-believers alike. One of the most popular questions to raise against it is “How can God be three persons when the very … Continue reading What Is the Holy Trinity?
Is 43: 16-21 Ps 126: 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Phil 3: 8-14 Jn 8:1-11 One thing that puzzles me about the gospel passage we have today is that Jesus did not explicitly forgive the woman. While it is wise to provoke such thought to the Pharisees and the rest, telling them “to throw a stone … Continue reading “Transformative Indifference” – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 There was a chemical researcher who called for a national scientific meeting, sharing the news that after tireless years of intense and comprehensive research, he had finally discovered a chemical compound that would cure cancer and assured everyone in the meeting that the compound works, backed … Continue reading “The Supernatural Law of Faith” – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46 Ps 32: 1-2, 5, 11 1 Cor 10:31-11:1 Mk 1:40-45 This Sunday’s Catholic readings affirm of the lordship of Jesus Christ and His divine and redeeming power through His encounter with a man of leprosy. To fully understand and get a grasp of the gospel message and its context, we have to … Continue reading “Greater than Leprosy” – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time