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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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

     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)

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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A PILGRIM’S NOTES: Christians are Easter People

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP A few days ago, a young man asked me: “What is the real meaning of Easter?” After conversing with him for a while, I went home and wrote a few thoughts on Easter. Let me share these thoughts with you, dear reader. The Resurrection of the Lord is the...

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A Pilgrim’s notes: Meaning of “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

A PILGRIM’S NOTES: MEANING OF “MERRY CHRISTMAS” Fausto Gomez, OP May you have a Merry Christmas! What does “Merry Christmas” may mean? As we prepare to celebrate this great solemnity, let me share a few notes on its various and complementary meanings. Christmas is...

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Homily, Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday! It is the greatest feast for Christians, for us! St. Paul tells us that if Jesus had not risen, our faith would be in vain, and our hope – and heaven. God indeed raised Jesus from the dead. Hence, our faith in him, our hope in our resurrection is true....

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Easter Vigil celebration (2015)

SOME POINTS OF REFLECTION Tonight’s liturgical celebration, so rich and full of symbols, memories and history, is a summary of the history of God’s plan for our salvation, carried out, in its last stage, by Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God become man, our Savior....

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