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RESPONSORIAL PSALM (CEBUANO)

Cebuano is spoken in the provinces of CebuBoholSiquijorNegros Oriental, northeastern Negros Occidental, (as well as the municipality of Hinoba-an and the cities of Kabankalan and Sipalay to a great extent, alongside Ilonggo), southern Masbate, ( Western portions of Leyte and Biliran to a great extent also alongside Waray) , and large parts of Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines.[11] Furthermore, “a large portion of the urban population of Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Surigao and Cotabato is Cebuano speaking”.

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FR. ROY CIMAGALA
  • To Jesus through Mary
    by Fr. Roy Cimagala on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    REMEMBER that beautiful gospel episode about the wedding in Cana. (cfr. Jn 2,1-11) Mary, very much a woman who always sees details often missed by men, noticed that the celebration was running out of wine, and so she asked her son to do something about it. Though initially denied, she still went on […]

  • The world as pathway to heaven
    by Fr. Roy Cimagala on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    WE should be very clear about this basic truth about the world in general or about the whole of nature that has been created by God. We need to realize that as God’s creation, the whole world of nature has been imprinted with God’s laws that are meant to give glory to God and to lead us also to […]

  • To Jesus through Mary
    by Fr. Roy Cimagala on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    REMEMBER that beautiful gospel episode about the wedding in Cana. (cfr. Jn 2,1-11) Mary, very much a woman who always sees details often missed by men, noticed that the celebration was running out of wine, and so she asked her son to do something about it. Though initially denied, she still went on […]

  • The world as pathway to heaven
    by Fr. Roy Cimagala on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    WE should be very clear about this basic truth about the world in general or about the whole of nature that has been created by God. We need to realize that as God’s creation, the whole world of nature has been imprinted with God’s laws that are meant to give glory to God and to lead us also to […]

FR. ODON DE CASTRO
  • TEACHER and STUDENT.
    by Gloria Olivae on Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    1. Good and bad teachers.     The Liturgy describes a good teacher and a bad teacher. A good teacher is one who obeys the Apostolic Commission in teaching all the commands of Christ in the New Testament and how to obey them as explained by the Fathers of the Church. A bad teacher is one who teaches mere human knowledge, like global warming. The good teacher explains spiritual matters, the bad teacher explains merely human matters.   2. Good and bad students.     In the parable of the seeds, the first three seeds fell on infertile ground, i.e. bad soil.  While the fourth good seed fell on fertile ground, i.e, fertile soil, a good pupil.  The first bad pupil where the word of God would not grow is a soul that entertains sins in his mind. The second bad pupil is one where the word of God fell upon a soul who keeps on doing his own will. The third bad pupil is one who is engrossed in worldly concerns. In none of these did the word of God grow.     The Word of God flourished in a meek and humble soul: obedience to the commands of Christ. No pupil does that, as the Gospel shows, except one. And no one will be a good teacher as the prophecies state. Ezechiel wrote that during these times, there will be no prophet explaining the will of God. That bishops will be selling a new religion and a new church to the people, like an Amazonian pagan religion. And give the impression that this is the new church. And bishops will sprinkle poison in every word of God like cockles among wheat.      This prophecy is the most awaited prophecy in the Catholic Church, it is called the 6th day. St. Bonaventure wrote extensively on the topic. And Pope Benedict continued to comment on it. It is Good Friday happening again today. Where the world - both the bishops, priests, and most lay people, together with Pope Francis - will deny that Christ is God and offer Pachamama as the new God together with Mother Earth. And the Catholic God has become the pagan god of rigidity.     Imagine one self in Jerusalem on Good Friday undergoing the same test to believe in Christ as God or not. Don't we all refuse to believe that all things are under God's control? That most human events are so dependent on man and not on God? This is lack of Faith on the omnipotence of God.      We don't believe that God dictates the outcomes of wars. The birth and death of humans. We don't believe that the stock market is dictated   by God. Nor the weather or floods or global warming is under God's control. We live in a faithless generation whose sin against Faith is leading us to hell, led by Pope Francis, many of the cardinals, most of the bishops and priests. The world looks just exactly as on Good Friday. The bishops are in charge, the apostles and Christ are silent. And Christ will slowly be killed. To rise on the third day. Do we believe he is God who will rise on the third day, to judge the living and the dead?

  • TEACHER and STUDENT.
    by Gloria Olivae on Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    1. Good and bad teachers.     The Liturgy describes a good teacher and a bad teacher. A good teacher is one who obeys the Apostolic Commission in teaching all the commands of Christ in the New Testament and how to obey them as explained by the Fathers of the Church. A bad teacher is one who teaches mere human knowledge, like global warming. The good teacher explains spiritual matters, the bad teacher explains merely human matters.   2. Good and bad students.     In the parable of the seeds, the first three seeds fell on infertile ground, i.e. bad soil.  While the fourth good seed fell on fertile ground, i.e, fertile soil, a good pupil.  The first bad pupil where the word of God would not grow is a soul that entertains sins in his mind. The second bad pupil is one where the word of God fell upon a soul who keeps on doing his own will. The third bad pupil is one who is engrossed in worldly concerns. In none of these did the word of God grow.     The Word of God flourished in a meek and humble soul: obedience to the commands of Christ. No pupil does that, as the Gospel shows, except one. And no one will be a good teacher as the prophecies state. Ezechiel wrote that during these times, there will be no prophet explaining the will of God. That bishops will be selling a new religion and a new church to the people, like an Amazonian pagan religion. And give the impression that this is the new church. And bishops will sprinkle poison in every word of God like cockles among wheat.      This prophecy is the most awaited prophecy in the Catholic Church, it is called the 6th day. St. Bonaventure wrote extensively on the topic. And Pope Benedict continued to comment on it. It is Good Friday happening again today. Where the world - both the bishops, priests, and most lay people, together with Pope Francis - will deny that Christ is God and offer Pachamama as the new God together with Mother Earth. And the Catholic God has become the pagan god of rigidity.     Imagine one self in Jerusalem on Good Friday undergoing the same test to believe in Christ as God or not. Don't we all refuse to believe that all things are under God's control? That most human events are so dependent on man and not on God? This is lack of Faith on the omnipotence of God.      We don't believe that God dictates the outcomes of wars. The birth and death of humans. We don't believe that the stock market is dictated   by God. Nor the weather or floods or global warming is under God's control. We live in a faithless generation whose sin against Faith is leading us to hell, led by Pope Francis, many of the cardinals, most of the bishops and priests. The world looks just exactly as on Good Friday. The bishops are in charge, the apostles and Christ are silent. And Christ will slowly be killed. To rise on the third day. Do we believe he is God who will rise on the third day, to judge the living and the dead?

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Jamie Rivera, Filipino Gospel singer, performs for Pope Francis

After Pope Francis gave his speech in Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena, Filipino pop artist and Gospel singer, Jamie Rivera, entertained the crowd with a song, titled ‘Papa Francisco, Mabuhay Po Kayo.

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The Jesuit Music Ministry (JMM) is an official ministry in the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, traces its roots to the pioneering work of Fr. Eduardo Hontiveros SJ, who began composing Filipino liturgical songs in response to the mandate of Vatican II in the ‘60s. Vatican II’s Sacrosanctum Concilium urged the entire assembly to actively participate in the liturgy that includes singing. From the first song Fr. Honti composed for a group of young boys and girls in Barangka, Marikina to the songs composed by present generation Jesuits and lay partners, JMM songs have been sung in churches not only in the Philippines but all over the world.

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Bukas Palad is a community of young people from the Philippines who compose, record, and perform original Filipino religious music. In 1987, Marty McCall wrote a song that “heightened awareness of our varied cultures gives us a unique pathway to celebrate and worship God together.” With David Maddux and The Mas Brothers, twin pastors from Zaire, he conceptualized an English and Swahili song for the American Christian music trio, First Call. Lyrics came from William H. Draper’s “All Creatures of Our God and King” which paraphrases lines from St. Francis of Assisi’s “The Canticle of the Sun.”

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JESCOM TV (2:35) – Pope Francis made a pastoral and state visit to the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015. He was the third pontiff to visit the Philippines and the first in the 21st century and 3rd millennium, after Paul VI in 1970 and John Paul II in 1995. RELATED ARTICLE (Esquire)


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