TRINITY SUNDAY (B)

TRINITY SUNDAY (B)

We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity, or Trinity Sunday, which is the central mystery of our Christian faith. From the beginning of Christianity, the Trinity is always invoked – very frequently - in prayer. We have just proclaimed the Word of...

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ESTABLISHMENT 0F THE DOMINICAN LAY FRATERNITY

ESTABLISHMENT 0F THE DOMINICAN LAY FRATERNITY

“TORCH OF MACAU”      As a Dominican, I would say that I am always instigated by the dream of St. Dominic’s mother before she had him; “a dog jumped from her womb holding a torch and set everything around them on fire”. This kind of vision is not only impressive...

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– JOY –

– JOY –

We are celebrating Easter, the joyful day of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ – and of our own coming resurrection. St Paul tells us that “God, who raised up the Lord, will raise us also by his power (1 Cor 6:14; Col 3:1-4), and, in the Second Reading (Col...

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THE HOLY FAMILY

THE HOLY FAMILY

We celebrate this last Sunday of the year 2017 the lovely Feast of the Holy Family. The Sacred Readings (Year B) invite us to meditate on the meaning of the Family of Nazareth and on our own family. In the first reading (Gen 15:1-6), God helps Abraham and Sarah to...

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PALLIATIVE OR COMFORT CARE

PALLIATIVE OR COMFORT CARE

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP faustogomezb@yahoo.com John, our patient with metastatic cancer, had three possibilities of “treatment”: a lethal injection, aggressive treatment to prolong his dying, and allowing him to die peacefully. Ethically speaking, the first option is utterly...

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LIFE MATTERS (2):  A TERMINAL PATIENT BEGS, “PLEASE, LET ME GO”

LIFE MATTERS (2): A TERMINAL PATIENT BEGS, “PLEASE, LET ME GO”

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP faustogomezb@yahoo.com      A doctor writes: My younger brother John is suffering terribly due to a terminal brain cancer.  He is asking me: “Please, let me go.” Watching him suffer so much, I am inclined to help him end his life.”      I wish to share...

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POPE FRANCIS ON ABORTION

POPE FRANCIS ON ABORTION

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP fustogomezb@yahoo.com      After the election of Pope Francis, many people throughout the world expected profound changes in the Church, in particular on the divisive issue of birth control, including abortion. In a previous piece, the author...

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NEW YEAR 2017: THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE

NEW YEAR 2017: THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE

     The first day of every year is, for us Christians, the Solemnity of the Motherhood of Mary and International Day of Peace. I wish to share with you, the Message of Pope Francis.      On January 1, 1968 Blessed Pope Paul VI inaugurated the year with the First...

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CHRISTMAS NIGHT (2016)

CHRISTMAS NIGHT (2016)

We are celebrating the Nativity of the Lord that takes place at about midnight when nature sleeps. It takes place tonight in our hearts and in our community as we re-live liturgically that first and glorious night. The sacred readings inspire us. The prophet Isaiah...

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