(A repost from Pentecost 2013) Recently, I went to a watch repairman to have my wife’s wristwatch fixed. He examined it for less than a minute and then said to me, “Sir, kalawang na po. Pwede kong remedyohan pero titigil din uli. Bumili na lang po kayo ng bago.” How I wish it was that

The woman and the baby

  A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: ‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together. So the doctor said: ‘Ok and what do you want me to do?’ She said: ‘I want

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C May 12, 2019

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 13:14,43-52 Paul and Barnabas preach the good news among the Gentiles and are expelled by the Jews. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 100:1-2,3,5 A song in praise of God who shepherds us. Second Reading Revelation 7:9,14b-17 John describes his vision of the praises that the holy ones sing to the Lamb.


Feast of St. Joseph the Worker  “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?” – Matthew 13:55 I was a single missionary for almost 20 years. I lived in a slum area with the poorest of the poor. Then I entered a totally new world—that of being a married man—and I had to grow in my financial life. I