July 2016

Bawas-Timbang
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

Mayroong isang programa sa TV na tinatawag na Storage Wars.  May mga maliliit na bodega na pinaglalagyan ng mga naimbak na kasangkapan at ari-arian ng ibang tao na inabandona  na. 

Magpapataasan ngayon ang mga namimili ng nasabing bodega at kung sino ang may pinakamataas na presyo ang siyang makakakuha ng nilalaman ng mga nasabing imbakan.

Dito natin makikita...

Accumulating for yourself is mad
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

One day Jesus was chosen as mediator to solve one of these messy family agreements. The situation presented to him has arisen because one has attempted to commit an injustice and the other is in danger of suffering from it. What to do?

Despite some bickering between brothers, in general, they love each other. Until when? 

Until the day, they are not called to share the...

Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

JULY 31 – EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME.
Mass of the day (green), Gloria, Creed, preface of the Sunday.
Readings: 
Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21.

AUGUST 1 – ST. ALPHONSUS LIGOURI.
Mass of the memorial (white). 
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Notice Board
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

Thought for the week

Master,” Simon answered, “We worked hard
all night long and caught nothing. But if you
say so, I will let down the nets.” (Luke 5:5)

But if you say so...
I will let down the nets of my pride
Through the...

Notice Board - What would prompt you to quit your job?
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

I think one of the reasons why an individual would leave their job is if they are no longer happy with the work or perhaps the person does not know what he or she really wants to do in life.

Although I am blessed with a good employer, for me, if you know what you want and have the determination to work, you will not mind sacrificing. I am willing to sacrifice no matter how hard the work is for the sake of my...

On listening to the scriptures
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

God speaks to us in the meditative reading of scripture, called in the traditional monastic language lectio divina. Like prayer, this is a spiritual art which takes time to acquire. Learning how to do it forms a large part of a novice’s training in a Benedictine monastery.

First of all, when we settle down to read scripture, we are doing something very different from what we do when we read any other...

Helping the president’s anti-crime crusade
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

There is a wise saying, “Be careful of what you promise. People might believe it.”

On June 30, Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the new president of The Philippines. A politician well-known for his somewhat exaggerated style of speaking and promises to eradicate crime and corruption, this time he promised to do it within three to six months of his inauguration.

He...

International ecclesiology conference
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): “To learn and then review what one has learned, how pleasant! To have friends coming in from afar, how delightful! Not being ruffled when a man finds himself unappreciated, what a gentleman!” Vladimir Latinovic, from the University of Tübingen, quoted Confucius as saying in welcoming delegates to the Tenth Annual Gathering of the Ecclesiological Investigation International Research Network at the Ming Hua Theological College in...

Unravelling the divorce mess
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): A formal blessing by Father Gregoire Vignola, from Resurrection parish, marked the opening of the Grace and Harmony Parenting Coordination Centre in Tsui Ping (North) Estate, Kwun Tong, on June 16.

Opened by Imelda Chan Joi-ying, the executive manager for charities of the Hong Kong Jockey Club; Bonnie Leung Ho-yau, from the Kwun Tong District Social Welfare Office of the Social Welfare Department; and...

Hint blood letting campaign failing
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): While the flow of blood from suspected small time drug pushers and couriers attributed mostly to officers from the Philippine National Police continues, another flow is spurting from unidentified bodies strewn around the country with signs taped to their bodies detailing their supposed crimes.

What both groups have in common is that they are poor and, if indeed they were involved drugs, it was at a minor...