Fr. Rodel Balagtas

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How God sees

HAVE you ever wondered why people suffer? Have you ever complained to God about an illness, death, or a crisis? Have you ever questioned some unfairness in your life and the lives of other people? Well, I’m sure that each … Continue reading

March 25, 2017

God’s voice

“IF today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” These were words that came out from my former pastor’s lips many years ago as he began his homily one Sunday mass. He kept repeating these words and expounding on … Continue reading

March 18, 2017

Lenten blessings

“I WILL make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.”  — Genesis 12:1-4 You will be one of the blessing! This is one of … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

Lent: Not closing off but engaging in

WE had the pleasure of having Bishop Joseph Brennan celebrate Ash Wednesday mass at the seminary last week. In his homily, he shared a funny act he put on while working as vicar general of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

March 04, 2017

Worries lead to nothing

“DO not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.” — (Matthew 6:34) It’s not easy to let go and allow God to take charge of our lives. “It’s easier said than done,” we always say. It’s because we … Continue reading

February 25, 2017

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