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.
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.
A question of motives
by Manoling Francisco S.J. - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Politicians extend their hold onto power by running as many times as the law permits.
Power in weakness
by Ruben M. Tanseco S.J. - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Allow me to quote the Lord as quoted by St. Paul in today’s second reading: “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness”. (2 Cor. 12:9).
by Jose Ramon T. Villarin S.J. - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
That’s Latin for “where” as ubique is Latin for “everywhere.” I must confess that there are times when the evening sky makes me wonder about the where-ness of us and the where-ness of...
Why must we suffer?
June 19, 2016 - 12:00am
To Jesus’ question, “Who do you say I am?” Peter replies, “The Christ of God.”  “Christ” means the anointed or chosen one of God.
What is glory?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - April 23, 2016 - 10:00am
When Judas had left them, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him” (John 13:31).
Light in the Lord
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico SJ - March 30, 2014 - 12:00am
The school year has ended and it is that time of the year when we have to take stock of what has been and what we are thankful for. For as we look back, it enables us to chart our directions towards the future....
How can you be happier this Christmas?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - December 23, 2012 - 12:00am
In our Gospel two Sundays ago, we heard John the Baptist crying out in the desert and exhorting the people to metanoia, to conversion.
Waiting and aching
December 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Since advent means coming or arrival, it involves waiting.
Possessed by possessions
by Ruben M. Tanseco S.J. - October 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel reading has a significant relevance to many of us, Christians, who are sincerely making efforts in being disciples of Christ.
Marriage, a glimpse of eternity
by Manuel V. Francisco, S.J. - October 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Often, when I am privileged to officiate a wedding, I tell the couple that the sacrament of matrimony is a symbol of eternity.
Tantum quantum: A balancing act
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - September 30, 2012 - 12:00am
A good friend of mine once said to me that life will always have its tensions as we grow — that it has to be there for us to move on. He asked me if I had seen an image of a person who walks on a single line...
Why does God hound us?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - September 23, 2012 - 12:00am
“He was teaching his disciples and telling them, ‘The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death, he will rise.
September 16, 2012 - 12:00am
A young novice once asked his superior why there were so many leaving their order.
Spiritual deafness?
by Ruben M. Tanseco S.J. - September 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel narrative is about a man who was physically deaf, and was mercifully healed by Jesus (Mk. 7:31-37). But before the healing, “He took him off by himself away from the crowd” (v. ...
From word to witness to way of life
by Rogel Abais, S.J. - September 2, 2012 - 12:00am
This Sunday’s three readings are quite provocative and challenging.
What hard things has the Lord said to you?
by Francis D. Alvarez S.J. - August 26, 2012 - 12:00am
A Eucharistic minister I met in a parish retreat once told me the miraculous story of how he became a Eucharistic minister.
The bread from heaven
by Nono Alfonso, S.J. - August 19, 2012 - 12:00am
“What is your favorite food?” the Priest surveys his congregation.
Bread for others
by Ruben M. Tanseco S.J. - August 12, 2012 - 12:00am
In today’s Gospel reading, the human-divine Jesus reveals to us how he would love and live his life here on earth, and thus be the realistic role-model for all of us, who will commit ourselves to be his faithful...
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