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No Comments on A year of Mercy in Chiro

The Pope announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy to encourage us to “welcome the numerous signs of compassion and mercy of God to the whole world”...

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2 Comments on Lenten 2015: Chiro In Solidarity With The Poor

Pope Francis’ recent visit to the Philippines served as an inspiration and a re-awakening of faith! His presence, his composure, his smiles, his waving to the crowd, his kissing of babies, his words even in broken English — touched and energized the lives of millions of Filipino’s who braved heavy ...

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Comments Off on Yeartheme: I want to serve you!

My sacristan in Kasibu Parish, a grade 4 boy, pointed one day at the statue of Saint Patrick, our Patron Saint, and asked what he is wearing on his head. I answered: “That is a miter”. He asked, “What is that for?”  ” That is a sign of his authority and dignity as a Leader and Bishop in the...

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No Comments on You Are Invited!

Since we are in the Oscar season of the movies, I remember a movie that was an Oscar winner some 40 years ago, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” with Spencer Tracy, Catherine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier among others...

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No Comments on Let’s Have Breakfast

Chiro Philippines celebrates its 62nd birthday this month and as the Yeartheme tells us, we have to celebrate it with a breakfast this time – a special one – because the breakfast of Jesus with Peter and his group on the shores of Lake Tiberias is our model.

We know from the Gospel passage that it ...

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No Comments on Doing Faith: Let’s Actifaith!

Generally, when we speak of Faith, we think about something we possess or that is given to us: the gift of Faith. So we speak of Faith as though it were a material thing. In reality, Faith is a verb because Faith can be manifested only in action, so we better use the word “believe”...

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No Comments on Saint Pedro Calungsud: A Saint for the Chiro

was happy to see on TV last Sunday how young people clad in casual jeans and tees through their “rap” number told the viewers the life story of Saint Pedro Calungsud. It was a successful attempt to popularize the life of our new Saint through a medium that is loved by the youth...

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