Archive - 2008
Readings for Mass: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/readings/033008.shtml
My Lord and My God!
I have a special spot for St Thomas who has come down to us as 'Doubting Thomas'. Is there a greater and more explicit expression of faith anywhere than that of St Thomas, 'My Lord and my God' (Jn 20:28).
by Dr Marcellino D'Ambrosio
The Gospels tell an incredible story. A virginal conception. Miraculous healings. Even people coming back from the dead. How are we to know that it’s not all just a fanciful fabrication?
Readings for the Mass of Easter Day: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/readings/032308.shtml
Note that the Mass on Easter Sunday is not the same liturgy as the Easter Vigil, which takes place after nightall on Holy Saturday and which is the most important liturgy in the whole year.
'Come With Me, And I Will Show You'
Fr John D. O'Connor OP
Here a Dominican friar in England links the Gospel with a story by Rudyard Kipling that expresses his faith in the Resurrection.
Fr John O'Connor preaches on the events that began with the finding of the empty tomb.
www.cathnews.com reports today: The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to remove restrictions on Australian overseas aid funding which currently bans it from being used on activities that support abortions.
The full report is at http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=6260
Do people who want to 'save the earth' not see the monstrous contradiction between what they profess and, at the same time, wanting the killing of pre-born human beings as a 'right'?
Yesterday, 16 March, Palm Sunday, Pope Benedict spoke of his distress at the death of Archbishop Rahho of Mosul, Iraq, who was kidnapped on 29 February and found dead during the week. The archbishop's driver and two bodyguards, each with a wife and three children, were shot dead during the kidnapping, outside of Holy Spirit Church, Mosul, where the archbishop had just conducted the Way of the Cross.
The translation of the Pope's words is by Joseph G. Trabbic of www.zenit.org
Here is an article by my Columban Fr Seán McDonagh, from http://www.columban.com/ , the website of the Columbans in Ireland.
St Patrick and Creation (original format: http://www.columban.com/smcd_st_patrick_creation.html )
Fr Seán McDonagh SSC
Good day to all!
These last days we have seen on tv the things that are happening in our country. There was a call from the CBCP for a communal action.
Some say that People Power is obsolete and is not applicable to the situation we have now. Somehow I disaggree but sometimes I come to think that it is realy obsolete. Seeing on tv how those who participate in the rallies are beaten and "neutralized" really breaks my heart. The Filipino people is quite familiar with "People Power" and a few individuals have ideas on how to smash this and they are doing it.
Happy New Year folks!
The past month, I read several e-mail messages that spoke of their
favorite portions in Misyon. I'm posting a comment regarding one
regular portion of Misyon, Father Joeker. If you have other favorite
portions, feel free to post your replies here. Father Joeker's fans
my favorite part is the ‘Father Joeker’ part. It’s always the first
page I’ll read whenever I receive my copy. It always makes me laugh. --