What Is Happening To The World – Francis Alvarez, SJ

Rising temperatures which cause not just heat waves but alarming weather patterns, terrorist attacks calculated to instill fear and hate, random acts of violence which challenge our faith in humanity, political upheavals which make us ask if we have learned anything at all from history – you can probably add more to this list of…

You are Worth More than Many Likes – Johnny Go, SJ

There used to be a time when the question you’re asked is: “How is your self-worth?” Now, I suspect, the more relevant question is: “How much is your selfie-worth?” The symptoms are everywhere. For those of us who have digital lives, there is a real danger to turn self-worth into selfie-worth, a tendency to define…

Meta-Narrative – Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Matthew 10:26-33, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Several years ago, I was at a symposium at which we were discussing the struggle that many young people have today with their faith. One of the participants, a young French Canadian Oblate, offered this perspective:I work with university students as a chaplain. They have a zest for…

Father – Rudolf Horst, SVD

Matthew 10:26-33, 12th Sunday In Ordinary Time Twice in today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of his “heavenly Father. Whenever we make the sign of the cross, we begin with “in the name of the Father,” so that we don’t find anything strange with calling God our Father. But the Fatherhood of God has come under fire…

Secrets – Arnel Aquino, SJ

Matthew 10:26-33, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time A good friend of mine lost a little over P100,000 recently. Apparently, the ATM he had used was rigged. All the “secrets” kept in that magnetic strip were stolen. “Skimming” is what they call the scam. Banco de Oro said they’d been trying to get in touch with…