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  A doctor writes: My younger brother John is suffering terribly due to a terminal brain cancer. Â 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 with you dear readers some...
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...
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...
A PILGRIM’S NOTES: Christians are Easter People

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

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....