Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mercy, Forgiveness and Justice

Shouldn't mercy and forgiveness be freely given to those who seek it especially to those who have reformed their lives? Shouldn't they be given a second chance, a new lease of life? Don't we all deserve a second chance since we are all sinners? If we say that there is no cure, isn't it tantamount to saying that grace is just imaginary, that God's grace cannot melt the hardest of hearts?

Shouldn't justice be also accorded to those who have habitually committed, without remorse, the unthinkable,  wolves in sheep's clothing, destroying the venerable image of their vocation especially to the eyes of the little children? Shouldn't justice be given that they may learn to reform their lives?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Priests are God's men.

The priests are God's men. They have given their lives for Him and so they belong to Him and Him alone. Let them do their sacred duty of offering the Sacrifice of Calvary that brings us closer to His heavenly glory. Let us not give the world the opportunity to own them once more and trap them but instead let us allow these priests of our Lord the opportunity to bring us closer to God our Father in heaven. Encourage them to wear their cassocks more often, if not always, for they are priests not only when administering sacraments but they are priests all the time: they should be easily recognizable as such, priests. They should not feel ashamed to wear garments proper to who they are: priests. Encourage them to pray their breviaries everyday for it is through daily prayer and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and not social functions where they gather their strength. Let God's grace work through them for they are the link, called by God, that binds heaven and earth. The priests are God's men. When they fall, it is only because we are stubborn not to let go of the world. When they fall, it is only because we do not support them with our prayers. When they fall, it is because we do not love them as priests. Love them not as celebrities but love them with a sense of sacredness and awe for they are priests. These priests are God's men chosen by Him, elected by Him.

Photo Credits: Jesson Gonzaga Allerite
                       New Liturgical Movement

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Just like buying candies

These condoms are displayed on a stand where it is clearly visible, easily accessible and within the reach of teens and young kids. No need to ask for it from a counter clerk, just grab one, pay for it and go. That's how easy it is to buy condoms in these drug store outlets inside the country's most popular chain of gigantic malls.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Visita Iglesia 2010

Latin Mass Community - Parish of the Lord of the Divine Mercy
Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Parish of the Lord of the Divine Mercy
Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Carmel of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Convent
Gilmore Ave. New Manila Quezon City

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine Parish
New Manila, Quezon City

St. John the Baptist Parish
Pinaglabanan St. San Juan City

Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo
F. Blumentritt St. San Juan City

Mary the Queen Parish
Greenhills, San Juan City

Sanctuario de San Jose
East Greenhills, Mandaluyong City

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Announcements: Baguio Lenten Schedule in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Announcements: Easter Sunday Mass Schedule

Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph - Parish of the Lord of the Divine Mercy
Easter Sunday Schedule
according to the
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Sunday 12:00 AM Easter Vigil
Sunday 2:00 PM Missa Cantata