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Francis D. Alvarez S.J.
Francis D. Alvarez S.J.
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What makes a good leader?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Solomonic, an adjective to describe those who act with prudence especially in trying situations, can be applied to King Solomon only in the beginning of his reign.
Is God really with us?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
“Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
How do we return to Jerusalem changed?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Our Gospel today, Luke 24:13-35, begins with two disciples of Jesus journeying to Emmaus.
How can you be complete?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). In theory, this can be affirming to perfectionists.
How do we read Scripture?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
How do we read Scripture?
Do you stand apart from or a part of?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
In our Gospel today, Jesus tells us, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
What will you do with your dishonest wealth?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
In the parable Christ offers us today, a dishonest steward is praised.
Why is faith hard?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
In our Gospel today, someone asks Jesus, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” Jesus answers, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not...
Dare you ask for the Spirit?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
“Ask and you will receive,” Jesus promises us in our Gospel today.
How can we be more connected?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, Catholics thank God for the gift of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
What is fullness?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
When Jesus tells us today, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you,” I think he wishes us more than just an absence of conflict.
Isn’t doubt good?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I have doubts about my faith.
Will we always have second chances?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
A caveat: This reflection does not guarantee warm and fuzzy feelings.
When is it enough?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
There are many ways to read the Word of God. A dangerous way would be to read Scripture literally.
What oppresses you?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
[The Spirit of the Lord] has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free...
Can you join the Christmas movement?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
“Talo ka sa lolo ko….”
Should we still hail kingship?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
In our modern (some would say post-modern, or even post-post-modern) world, when monarchy is mainly for ceremony, does the Feast of Christ the King still have meaning?
What do you really want?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Bartimaeus did not have sight in both of his eyes, but this did not prevent him from seeing the answer to three of life’s most important questions.
Do you still have questions about your faith?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
In our Gospel reading last week, Jesus revealed to his disciples that he was going to suffer greatly.
Can you say yes to what is hard?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life.
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