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Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj
Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj
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Christ is Risen!
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1972 Trina Paulus published a simple but profound and revolutionary book entitled “Hope for the Flowers.”
Letting Go
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
My dear brothers and sisters, today’s liturgy begins the Holy Week. It is important not only for the way we celebrate liturgy, but also for the way we celebrate life.
The Way Back Home
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Perhaps the first part of today’s Gospel, which refers to the bronze serpent, an event in the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament, may cause some confusion, especially among the fundamentalist Christians, who...
That Silent Cry
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The words that struck me most from today’s Gospel are: “Moved with pity (compassion),  [Jesus] stretched out his hand and touched him…”  (Mark 1: 41). Jesus was touched [by the...
Sacred Time
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A woman was the mother of 10 children, the wildest bunch of kids you could imagine. The father travelled a lot in his work, and so she was, for all practical purposes, raising this wild bunch all by herself.
The Story of the Magi
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The word “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word “Epiphaino,” which means “appearing,” a “manifesting,” a “shining forth” of something that was previously...
The Gift of Family
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
Today’s feast of the Holy Family shows God’s recognition of the value and importance of the family.
The Story of Salvation
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
A non-believer once asked a Christian, “You said you are a Christian. Then where the hell is your joy?” In a more recent time the question was asked again in a magazine article: “Why We Feel So...
More of Celebration than Obligation
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Every so often we hear this objection from our Fundamentalist brethren: “Why do you call your priests ‘Father,’ when Jesus in the Bible clearly said, ‘Call no man Father?’”
The Greatest Commandment
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Even the best of quotations and slogans has a built-in problem.
Citizens of Two Worlds
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
In 1956, Queen Elizabeth, the widow of King Albert I of Belgium, visited Warsaw, Poland, which was then dominated by communist Russia.  A chief of protocol was assigned to accompany Elizabeth to Mass. ...
What Does It Mean to be Christian?
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
In ancient times, kings announced the approximate time for a wedding banquet weeks in advance.
Patient Parent and Just Judge
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - October 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Are you unhappy in your search for happiness?
If We Lift Our Eyes
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
History tells us the sobering truth: Power corrupts – not always, not everyone.
A Forgiving Heart
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - September 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
The common theme of most action movies is revenge.
Meeting Jesus Today
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
In today’s Gospel, it seems that Jesus’ reputation and news of his miracles and preaching had spread far and wide ahead of him. 
Conditional Faith
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - August 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
A fisherman was fishing in an open sea, when suddenly a violent storm blew up.  As the small boat was being tossed amidst the wind and sea, the fisherman thought that surely this would be the last day of his...
A Light Shining Through
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
We may wonder what is the significance of this event of the Transfiguration. 
Going for the Kingdom
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - July 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Some people say that the songs you know reveal your age. 
A Society of Sinners
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim, Sj - July 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
A religion teacher opened his Bible and turned to the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus proclaims, “You are the salt of the earth…  You are the light of the world.” Then he turned to today’s...
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