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Fr. Roy Cimagala
Fr. Roy Cimagala
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Let’s learn to stand up to suffering
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Since suffering in one form or another is inevitable in our life here on earth, we should know how to handle it such that we can and should even derive something good from it.
Be always merciful and not judgmental
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
That’s what Christ told his disciples. (cfr. Lk 6,36-38) “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
The danger of becoming holier-than-thou
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 25, 2024 - 12:00am
We have to be most careful with this danger which can easily afflict especially those who desire to be good, holy, and a firm believer of God.
The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
February 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter which obviously would bring our attention to the role of the Holy Father in our life. He is the Vicar of Christ on earth. No matter how undeserving we may think...
The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
February 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter which obviously would bring our attention to the role of the Holy Father in our life
May we heed the call to repentance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
The readings of the Mass of Wednesday of the first week of Lent, which this year falls on February 21, invites us to heed the call to repentance and conversion.
The pursuit of holiness
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
This business of seeking holiness is something that is commanded of us by God.
Sharpening our sense of sin and repentance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
“This is the time of fulfillment.
Never over-react when evil comes
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The simple reason is that by over-reacting, evil can get worse and can have a greater chance to have a stronger hold on us. We should stay calm and focus our attention on who can best handle any form of evil. And...
The real purpose of fasting
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
The Lenten Season being a time for intense spirit of penance and mortification in preparation for the ultimate act of love by Christ as he offered his life on the cross and finally conquered our sin and death through...
God first, everything else follows
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
As we enter the Lenten Season, let us remind ourselves of the need to have the proper priorities in our life.
Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
It happens once in a blue moon. I’m referring to the fact that this year, both Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day of February 14.
God offers us the best deal when temptations come
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
We get this happy assurance from the Letter of St. James.
There’s always hope despite whatever
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
That Biblical story about King Solomon who surprisingly in his old age started to worship strange gods (cfr. 1 Kings 11,4-13) reminds us that what happened to him can also happen to us.
Fill the heart with wisdom and love
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
That story in the Bible about the Queen of Sheba being very impressed with the wisdom of Solomon (cfr. 1 Kings 10,1-10) and that gospel episode about Christ telling the people that what defiles a man is what comes...
Everything should lead us to God
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
In that gospel episode where Christ complains about the inconsistency and hypocrisy of the leading Jews at that time (cfr. Mk 7,1-13), we are reminded of the danger of being trapped in our earthly affairs and in...
Toughness needed to face life’s challenges
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
That’s what the readings of the fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, reminds us of. From the Book of Job, we are already warned that our life here on earth is some kind of warfare. (cfr. 7,1) And St. Paul...
Compassion all the way
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, celebrated on February 2, offers that precious lesson about humility, a fundamental virtue that engenders and enables us to do a lot of good things, like being compassionate...
Just be quick to say sorry
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
“Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.”
The constant danger of treachery and betrayal
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
That Bible episode about King David and his rebellious son, Absalom, (cfr. 2 Samuel 18,9-19,3) perpetuates the narrative that treachery and betrayal will always be with us for as long as we live.
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