Opening Message of the Lead Convenor during the Launching of the April 28 Coalition for Migrants’ and Refugees’ Rights and Welfare, April 28, 2020, Europe
PROMOTE HUMAN DIGNITY, PURSUE GENUINE PEACE
They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:14, NRSV) Statement of the Obispo Maximo, His Eminence The Most Revd Rhee M. Timbang on the Occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [UDHR], December 10, 2019 Human Rights Day Celebration […]
Ready For Love?
December 8, 2019, Second Sunday of Advent. A reflection on Matthew 3:1-12 Today, we have lit the second candle, of love, in the advent wreath having two candles now lit together with the candle of hope. Last Sunday, we have emphasized that advent season or the advent is not only the preparation for the celebration […]
December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent. A reflection on Matthew 24:36-44. “Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” (v42) While the Advent Season is the prelude to the Christmas season it should be understood that it is looking beyond the annual celebration of the nativity of […]
Be A Neighbor.
Delivered sermon on Luke 10:25-37 in Old Catholic Church, University Parish, Bonn, Germany. “The one who showed him mercy is his neighbor.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (cf10:37) On May 30, 2019 during the feast of the Ascension, I was the preacher in Mannheim, after the mass we had the coffee […]
Leave If You Must
When commencement come And foreseeing what you become With the students, urban poor and academician From whom the molding of your serving mind has began Leave if you must But don’t stop for serving the people is a must When placements are definite And you do not have the power over it With workers and […]
Who Is Your King?
November 24, 2019, Christ the King Sunday. A reflection on Luke 23:33-43. The Sunday before the First Sunday of Advent and the Last Sunday of the Season of Pentecost or the Ordinary Time has been dedicated by the Church as the Sunday of the Reign of Christ the King. It marks the triumph of God […]
The Autumn Leaves Are Falling
The autumn leaves are falling and reminds me the change of the season Each leaf reminds me of each day I am here Of each day I left my home there Of each day I am feeling alone Yet I am not alone for the struggle must go on The autumn leaves are falling and […]
Church of Silence? No!
Delivered as Baccalaureate Message, St. Paul’s Theological Seminary on March 20, 2018 at Sitio Bugna, Barangay Bugnay, Jordan, Guimaras. Greetings of peace amidst turbulence, of love amidst hatred and of courage amidst fearfulness! The chosen theme “Oh, God, in Your Grace, Renew Us for Faithful Discipleship” for this year’s graduation activity is a profound prayer. […]
How about you? What will you do as a Christian?
A reflection from the young people “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4 The Context of our Ministry: Mindanao’s human rights situation from the Aquino until today’s Duterte regime continues to spiral downwards. The […]