May 2016

Save our weekend
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

SYDNEY (SE): As Hong Kong quibbles over what is a standard legislation in most civilised societies, maximum working hours, Australian society is locked in a debate over whether penalty rates for weekend work should be scrapped or not.

As what threatens to be a painfully long campaign running up to the July 2 election gets underway, it is one of the few issues that seems capable of sustaining attention for more than one day...

Which bible quote can help you most in difficult situations?
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk in the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” 

This bible quote gave me consolation during the accident of my father two years ago. It was so unexpected during the Christmas party of their tricycle association when the accident occurred. Mother and I, being far from home, found it so difficult to help my father....

Go to church
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

As said in Hebrews 10:25, let us not give up the habit of meeting together. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since we know that the Day of the Lord is coming near.

If we are serious about our relationship with God and nurturing our faith, it is vitally important to find a church where we feel comfortable and attend the Mass regularly. 

Meeting other...

Walk the talk of life
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

Life on earth is a pilgrimage to be lived and ventured with faith. It does not promise to be always an easy or pleasant journey or a bed of roses. There are always inevitable challenges along the way like that of a confusing crossroad. We need to pause for a while and ask for God’s grace to lead us to the right direction and that we will not end up in regret. 

Failure and...

Election outcome: rule of law or the gun?
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

The greatest upset in Philippine presidential elections this past May 9 has been the phenomenal ninety-day campaign by the then little-known mayor of Davao City in Mindanao-—Rodrigo Duterte, a one term congress member but mayor for more than two decades. He rose to national prominence three months ago by being his own true self.

However bombastic, crude and frightening his threats to...

Trinity Sunday and Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

Mass of the solemnity, Gloria, Creed, Preface of the solemnity (white).
Proverbs 8:22-31; Roman 5:1-5; John 16:12-15.

Mass of the day  (green).
1 Peter...

Anak ng Diyos!
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

Ipinagdiriwang natin ngayon ang Kapistahan ng Banal na Santatlo. Iisang Diyos, tatlong persona. Paano nangyari yan? Mahirap intindihin pero, ito ang katotohanan ng ating Panginoon, na S’ya ay Ama, Anak at Espiritu Santo. Ang kapistahan ng Banal na Santatlo ay nagpaalala sa atin ang kahalagahan ng pagkakaisa. Pagmamahal ang susi ng pagkaka-isa. Ang Diyos ay pag-ibig, kung may pag-ibig may pagakakaisa.


The Spirit carrying out God’s project
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

The first reading narrates the project of the Father in creation. In the second reading it is explained that this project is carried out by the Son, but we do not yet know that the path to salvation will be not only strange, but even absurd. That is why the Spirit’s work is necessary. Only he can lead us to adhere to the project of the Father and the work of the Son.

 He will tell...

Poverty caused by an economy of exclusion and inequality pope says
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

VATICAN (CNS): “The fight against poverty is not merely a technical economic problem, but above all a moral one, calling for global solidarity and the development of more equitable approaches to the concrete needs and aspirations of individuals and peoples worldwide,” Pope Francis said on May 13.

Speaking to business leaders and experts in Catholic social teaching who attended an international conference on...

Calls for reform hit wall of security around visiting Beijing official
(Saturday, 21 May 2016 )

Hong Kong (UCAN): Even as Zhang Dejiang, chairperson of the standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress, arrived on May 17 for a three-day visit to Hong Kong, advocates called on the government in Beijing to keep its fingers out of local affairs and to restart the political reform process.

Zhang, China’s third-highest ranking leader and the top official responsible for Hong Kong and Macau...