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Msgr. Sabino Azurin Vengco, Jr., SThD, is a priest of the Diocese of Malolos, hailing from Hagonoy, Bulacan. His more than fifty years of priestly life and ministry has been focused on teaching the faith in various theological faculties and also on mass media, and in looking after the welfare of elderly and sick Filipino priests nationwide.

Love…? Love!

WE heard last Sunday the paradoxical beatitude, “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude...

The way to true happiness

From a night of prayer on the mountain, Jesus emerged on the plain into the midst of His...

The Holy One’s call on the unholy

IN contrast to the people of Nazareth who rejected Jesus, He was believed and followed by those...

Truth rejected in unbelief

IN connection with last week’s Spirit-filled appearance of Jesus in Nazareth, this Sunday’s gospel account (Luke 4:21-30) gives...

The Spirit-filled for the Spirit-less

Moving on into the Ordinary Time of the Liturgical Year, we get down to the spadework of...

The boy as the model

Every year on the third Sunday of January, we have a Filipino liturgical celebration of our own—“extending” the Christmas season—the Feast of the Santo...

Life in the Spirit

Closing the Christmas Season is the celebration of the event at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. The gospel account (Luke 3:15-16,...

The Savior’s debut

Long before Christmas came to be established as the celebration of the birth of Jesus, Epiphany was already being celebrated in early Christianity as...

Christmas and the family

Christmas is not only for kids, it is for the entire family. Our Savior came and dwelt among us and like us was born...

Bearers of joy

Ilang tulog na lamang at Pasko na! (A couple more winks and it is Christmas!) Our penchant for celebration is reflected by our eager way...

Rejoice!

The Third Sunday of Advent is also called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday because of its dominant note of gladness. In our world today we surely need...

Prepare the way!

The Second Sunday of Advent traditionally gives focus on the figure of John the Baptizer. As Jesus’ precursor calling on the people to prepare...

Stand erect and raise your heads

WE start afresh with our new liturgical calendar as the season of Advent begins. Saint Luke (21:25-28, 34-36), our evangelist-companion for Year C, leads...

The Servant King

The last Sunday in our liturgical calendar is always the celebration of the feast of Christ the King, the fitting finale to reflections on...

The Day of the Lord

AS our liturgical calendar draws close to its end, we think of the end-time toward which salvation history is directed. The apocalyptic Gospel reading...

Unselfish love and generosity

The most important double commandment of wholehearted love of God and of neighbor is doable to the extent that the believer is purified of...

Principal inner attitude

TO be included in the reign of God is every religious person’s wish. Obedience to God’s commandments is clearly necessary, if one is to be...

‘Master, I want to see!’

Our formation on the essentials of discipleship continues. If last week Jesus opened the eyes of His disciples blinded by worldly ambition and self-seeking,...

Sharing the cup of suffering

In the gospel reading today, the two brothers, James and John, requested to have the first place in the future kingdom of Christ. They...

To serve and give one’s life

In this world of dreams of wealth, power and fame, what is absolutely irreplaceable for the disciples of Jesus in terms of substance and...
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