Susme! San nakukuha ng mga kabtaan ang panahon para gawin ang mga bagay na ito?Susme! Kanino kaya ang skull cap at mitra at kasulya na nalapastangan?
SUSME, KAWAWA ANG CULTURAL HERITAGE NG SIMBAHAN!
|Though illegal, Filipino liturgists and some bishops continue to promote and celebrate the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino, a rite completely invented (and lacking in Magisterial or Conciliar Document support) on the academic desk of the late Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB|
|Archbishop Romero after he was shot.|
|The chapel where the archbishop was murdered. At the back it says "At this altar, Mons. Oscar Romero offered his life for God and his country."|
|Pope Benedict delivering the famous Regensburg address (photo from NBC News)|
“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”
We encourage you our dear people to resolve to make an act of mercy every day.
You can reach out to a lonely stranger. You can tell the story of Jesus to a child eager to understand and feel the love of God. You can advise a confused co-worker. You can forgive someone who has wronged you.
You can give food to a hungry beggar. You can contribute to building homes for the typhoon victims. You can visit those in jail or prison. You can visit the charity ward of hospitals, drug rehabilitation centers, homes for the elderly and orphanages. You can condole with the grieving families whose loved ones just died. You can give alms to the poor.
You can show mercy by making it a habit to say “please”, “thank you” or a kind word of appreciation. Refraining from cursing and using hurting words is an act of mercy. Being polite to the children and infants, to the sick and the elderly are great acts of mercy.
As we prepare for the coming of the Pope we are asked to have more access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and encourage our priests to increase their availability and visibility at the confessional, and turn earnestly to fervent participation in the Eucharistic sacrifice and even spend more time in Eucharistic adoration and to zealously be involved in making our Basic Ecclesial Communities and other faith-communities as venues for mercy and reconciliation. Let us prepare to see the Pope by reviving personal and family prayer. Pope Francis has challenged us to restore family prayer and devotion in our homes.
All of this opens to, nourishes, and sustains in our lives the gift of Mercy from the Heart of Jesus! May our Shrines of Divine Mercy be the source of inspiration and strength for our families.
When the Pope comes, he will bring with him the message of the mercy and compassion of God. When he meets us, may he see in us a people touched by the mercy of God, living out the compassion of God, a people truly rich in mercy and compassion and grateful to those who have shown mercy to us especially after various calamities hit our country.
May Mary, Our Mother of Mercy prepare us to meet Jesus in Pope Francis!