‘Beautiful eyes!’

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/07/2022

One of the first things that Filipino families teach their children at a very early age is to close and open their hands (“close open, close open”), and to smile and show their “beautiful eyes!” * *…

Work and pray in humility

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 07/17/2022

The story is told about a father who gifted an iPad to his son, who was filled with joy to the max. Wanting to teach him to be grateful, the Dad said: “What do you say to…

A powerful and loving king

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/21/2021

The story is told about a mouse who told the lion, the king of the jungle: “O Lion King, I am about to get married. What advice can you give me?” The lion replied: “Mr. Mouse, just…

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…

A life of love

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 10/31/2021

When you are 70 years old, it means it has been 70 years since you started your journey. It also means your speed is 70 kph as you approach the end of your journey. * * *…

Our daily bread

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/08/2021

Someone mentioned that lockdown and quarantine are like a Netflix or Korean drama series: Just when you think it’s over, they release the next season. In today’s gospel (John 6, 41-51), the Jews murmured against Jesus because…

Love beyond words

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 02/28/2021

Do you know why it is difficult to talk with some people? It is simply because they keep talking. * * * In today’s Gospel (Mk. 9, 2-10), we hear how Jesus was transfigured before His disciples.…

Pope urges help for poor at low-key Christmas Eve Mass curbed by COVID

Reuter 12/25/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated a low-key Christmas Eve Mass made somber by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and said people should feel obliged to help the needy because Jesus himself was born a poor outcast. The Mass…

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…

COVID-19, who u?

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/23/2020

  The story is told about a politician campaigning in a mental facility, who approached a patient and asked him: “Do you know who I am?” The patient just stared at him, and then called out to…

Life is still worth celebrating amid this health crisis

Immae Lachica 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— This Easter Sunday may be a whole lot different from how we used to spend this glorious day years ago. But don’t let our current situation bring us down. This Easter Sunday, Jesus is…

Police ready illegal drugs possession charge vs man called “Jesus” in Good Friday plays

Benjie B. Talisic 04/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Mark Anthony Jakosalem, who plays the role of Jesus Christ in Good Friday plays, will have to face a charge for the illegal possession of drugs that the police is now preparing against…

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