Choose hope, not fear

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/28/2021

The story is told about a baby snake who was so scared, and nervously asked its mother: “Mom, I bit my tongue! Are we poisonous?” In today’s Gospel (Lk. 21, 25-28, 34-36) Jesus talks about people dying…

Two-fold advent

Fr. Dondon N. Aquino 12/01/2018

The challenge between coming and arrival — essentially and significantly, or even otherwise — is preparation. In fact, when it comes to a particular keenness in preparations — and not to exaggerate — the Filipino psyche always…

Advent season starts Sunday

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/01/2018

Catholics in Cebu and the rest of the world today welcome the season of Advent, the start of another liturgical year. Advent, a Latin word meaning adventus or “coming,” has a two-fold character, said Msgr. Joseph Tan,…

Church kicks off Advent observance

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/02/2017

Catholics in Cebu and the rest of the world today welcome the season of Advent, the start of another liturgical year. Advent, a Latin word meaning adventus or “coming,” has a two-fold character, said Msgr. Joseph Tan,…

Come, Lord Jesus!

11/27/2016

Catholics all over the world today welcome the season of Advent, the start of another liturgical year. Advent comes from the Latin word “adventus” which means “coming.” The season has a two-fold character: to prepare for Christmas…

‘Advent, eventually…’

Fr. Dondon N. Aquino 11/27/2016

I was actually toying on forging a word-expression while brooding over a nice springboard for this article. That word is “adventually” – an abbreviated, or rather, a coined exclamatory outburst of amazement upon realizing how time flies…

Advent twilight

Jason A. Baguia 11/25/2016

The year turns tonight when the sun goes down in the west. This is a way of reckoning time that we inherited from the people of Israel. The new day begins with the entrance of the night.…

Wrapper-Gift

Francis B. Ongkingco 12/05/2015

In the Office of Readings of Wednesday in the First Week of Advent, we read St. Bernard Abbot’s reflection on the “Three Advents”. He says that “the coming of the Lord is threefold: the third coming is…

Adventing Life

Francis B. Ongkingco 11/28/2015

It may be a matter of time when the word ‘Christmas’ disappears from our vocabulary and remain as an unused etymological artifact in Wikipedia or some obscure digital bin. This may sound hard to believe, but some…

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