March 2016

Hesus pag-asa tunay na buhay
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

Tulad ng mga dalang pasalubong ng isang magulang mula sa ibang bansa na dadalaw sa kanyang mga anak, o si ate o si kuya na magbabalik sa kanyang mahal na pamilya, ganoon din naman si Hesukristong muling nabuhay ay nagbabalik sa kanyang mga alagad na may dalang handog – mga biyaya at bunga ng kanyang tagum-pay. Hindi nag-aksaya ng panahon ang Panginoon, kinagabihan din ng unang araw ng Linggo ng kanyang pagkabuhay ay nagpakita si Hesus...

Hard to believe what cannot be seen
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

The doubt of Thomas is proverbial. It is often said of someone who shows mistrust. “You’re a Doubting Thomas.” 

Yet, in hindsight, he seems to have done nothing wrong. Was Thomas really the only one to have doubts, while the other disciples readily and immediately believed in the Risen One? It does not seem that’s how things went.

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Second Week of Easter
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

APRIL 3 – SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Divine Mercy Sunday). 
Mass of the Sunday, Gloria, Creed, Easter preface and prayers (white).
Readings: Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31.

APRIL 4 – MONDAY: THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD.
Mass of the solemnity, Gloria...

How does prayer change a situation?
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

I  believe that prayer can change situations. I encountered so many trials and challenges. But through prayer I overcame the hardship and difficulties in life. Prayer can change situations in so many ways. When I feel that I am lost, sad and nothing, I just pray and ask for God’s guidance. Even if we have nothing to ask for ourselves we still continue to pray for others too. We pray for our loved ones and we pray for others whether we...

Concern for a dying world
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

El Niño, or drought, is extremely felt and experienced in The Philippines. It is a serious and alarming truth. There are many cities and provinces that have been severely hit by this dry spell or long period of time without having rain.

Agriculture has been destroyed and crops are lost. It was reported that even wild animals and snakes have come out of their habitats because it is too...

Your Album
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

 

Father Paulo Ceruti blessing the palms at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, Tai Po, on March 20.

Keeping the oceans full of life
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

 

Extinction of species is currently taking place across the globe and conservationists are making a tremendous effort to bring them back from the brink.

Each year it is estimated that 100,000 species become extinct, which is 1,000 more than before...

Spotlight on crime against children
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

There is a time when the truth has to be revealed, when the secrecy of crimes can no longer be contained or denied, and when the guilty must be held to account. History shows that secrecy and cover up keeps that day of reckoning at bay, but one day the truth will come out.

That is the story of Spotlight, a film about the Spotlight team of investigative reporters at the Boston Globe...

Bishop highlights China and marriage in celebration of priesthood
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): It is at the Chrism Mass, which this year was celebrated on the morning of Holy Thursday, March 24, at Immaculate Conception Cathedral that the priestly identity of Christ in the local Church as a diocesan community made up of bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and lay people, is explicitly acknowledged.

This is described in detail in the Apocalypse, which says, “Jesus loves us and has...

Forty Days for Life
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): A group of over 50 people gathered at Holy Cross parish in Sai Wan Ho to join a two-hour March for Life through the streets of Hong Kong on March 20 to the offices of the largest abortion provider in the city, which is situated outside the Southorn Playground in Wanchai, where a brief candlelight vigil was held.

The Hong Kong Family Planning Association is a founding member of the International Planned...