HINTS AND TRACES
Humanizing and Christianizing technology
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 22, 2018 - 12:00am
This is always a challenge for me as it should be for everybody else. Technology, at the rate that it is developing, is slowly charming us into dehumanization, let alone, our dechristianization.
Developing an operative faith
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
We should be concerned about this matter.
Let’s acknowledge our sins
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
At the beginning of every Mass, we are asked to acknowledge our sins “to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.”
Treasure in vesselsof clay
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The expression comes from St. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians (4,7). It reminds us all that we, particularly those gifted with special graces and charism, have a God-given treasure kept in delicate...
Nothing should compete with heaven
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s good if we can often revisit these words of St. Paul: “It is written, ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who...
On priestly conduct
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
I am happy to know that the committee on the ongoing formation of the Archdiocese of Cebu is organizing a conference on priestly conduct as part of the celebration of 2018 as the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated...
Laws are just guides
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Laws, of course, are very important. Imagine a society without laws.
Where to find our true rest
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Christ himself said it very clearly that it is in him where we can find our true rest. These are his words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Valuing life
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that Pope Francis has made it a Church doctrine that the death penalty is inadmissible, we have to review the basis for the true value of human life.
“Explain to us the parable”
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
That’s what the apostles would often ask Christ after he preached to a crowd in parables.
No to self-pity, please
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
We have to make sure that whenever we encounter pain and difficulty in life, failure and loss, misery and misfortune, things that can usually happen in anyone’s life, we avoid falling into self-pity which will...
Empowerment
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 6, 2018 - 12:00am
For quite a while, the word “empowerment” became a buzzword in many circles in our society.
Focus and emphasis
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
With the many and even endless things that we have to attend to everyday, it is important to maintain focus and know which parts deserve more emphasis and highlight.
Devotion and obsession
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
We need to be able to distinguish between the two.
Materials and motives for praying
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
I AM sure that a good number of people have expressed the view that they find their prayer life quite boring and dry.
Fake news only a democratic problem?
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 1, 2018 - 12:00am
A news item caught my attention recently.
Anniversaries and reunions
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Celebrating anniversaries and holding regular reunions are healthy practices that should be perpetuated all throughout life. .
Let’s beg for a steadfast spirit
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
We should beg God that we be given a steadfast spirit, not a wavering, flickering one. We have to be realistic with our weakened, wounded human condition that often finds us good only in the beginning of an endeavor...
No crisis too big for God’s grace
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - July 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Many people have expressed the grave concern about today’s world. They say nowadays that majority of the young are exposed to pornography and many are downed with sexual addiction.
Can we really live a supernatural life?
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
THIS is a question many people ask when told that we are meant to live a supernatural life.
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