Be grateful!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2022

Some years ago, during our annual 13-kilometer Walk with God to Manaoag, a couple asked me to bless their little baby who was very sick. They were carrying the child to the shrine to beg for his…

One for the road

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/01/2022

Among drinkers, “one for the road” is an expression of taking one more drink before leaving the group or the gathering, but someone said that for senior citizens, it means going to the bathroom one more time…

God is loving and merciful

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 04/24/2022

I was sure Fr. Tristan Ferrera, SVD, our missionary awaiting deployment to Kenya, was not in his room. I saw him off yesterday afternoon for his home visit. That evening, I saw his lights were on. Maybe…

Signs

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/14/2021

Someone said that there are two signs that one is growing old: The first sign is that one begins to be forgetful; The second sign is… what was it again?! * * *  In today’s Gospel (Mk…

Are you an Easter person?

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 04/04/2021

The story is told about a young man who cut in at the front of a long line of people waiting for the grocery store to open. An elderly lady beat him with her cane, and told…

No regrets

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/30/2020

The story is told about a sad-looking man who ordered flowers. “For what occasion?” the florist asked. “For our wedding anniversary,” the man responded. “But why the sad look on your face?” the florist asked. “It was…

ESSAY: Wedding garment

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 10/14/2017

Lately, the wife and I stood as sponsors at the wedding of her cousin’s son. When notified of this, she was at a loss to find the right gown. Her wardrobe did not have a formal dress…

The denarius of salvation

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 09/23/2017

We talked about the previous day’s flooded streets after a six-hour downpour. When he heard the early morning news of deluged manholes and waterlogged thoroughfares, he decided to forgo driving and to just stay home. He returned…

Palm Sunday

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/08/2017

Palma urges faithful to bring gospel of love on Holy Week In the face of poverty and nonstop killings, bring the gospel of love to the peripheries. This is the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as…

The gospel according to Borges

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 04/08/2017

The Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges wrote a story entitled, “The Gospel according to Mark.” It tells of Baltasar Espinosa, a medical student from Buenos Aires, who went to a ranch in the country upon the invitation…

The blind eyewitness

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 03/25/2017

On the way to the parking area at the basement of a mall, I would notice people sitting outside a room. They seemed to be waiting. One day, my curiosity at last getting the better of me,…

Summary executions

Francis B. Ongkingco 03/17/2017

The method of summarizing aims to make a complicated story, a hard lesson or a multi-layered event simpler and more understandable. Summarizing helps us to extract main ideas and integrate concepts to package for sharing with others.…

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