Monthly Archives: April 2011

Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday)

Matt 28:1-10 The Resurrection of Jesus There was this story about the conversation between a Christian missionary and a Muslim illustrates a great point. The Mohammedan wanted to impress the missionary with what he considered to be the superiority of … Continue reading

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Monday of Holy Week

John 12:1-11 The Anointing at Bethany In today’s gospel passage, Jesus says: “You always have the poor with you but you do not always have me,” (v. 8). He says this to Judas Iscariot because Judas gets angry at the … Continue reading

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Tuesday of Holy Week

John 13:21-33, 36-38 Judas’ Betrayal Announced; Peter’s Denial Predicted Today’s gospel passage presents to us two kinds of betrayals: Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial. But what is the difference between the two betrayals? Judas’ betrayal was deliberate, cold and calculated. … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Holy Week

Matt 26:14-25 The Betrayal by Judas One of the worst things that can happen to us is to be betrayed by someone who is very close to us and to whom we have shared our time, our trust and our … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Last Supper

John 13:1-15 The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet Sociologist Robert Wuthnow of Princeton University (USA) has explored how it is that people make everyday ethical decisions. He found out that many people perform deeds of compassion, service and mercy because … Continue reading

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Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

John 18:1-19:42 The Crucifixion of Jesus (19:25-34) Can you still remember what Ninoy Aquino had said and even written in a 500-peso bill? He said: “The Filipino is worth dying for.” But are we worth dying for? Is there someone … Continue reading

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Monday of the 5th Week of Lent

John 8:1-11 A Woman Caught in Adultery If we are going to use euphemistic language, nowadays, we want to use words such as “extramarital affairs” instead of “adultery.” Why? Well anyway, in today’s gospel the teachers of the Law and … Continue reading

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