Pastoral Concerns

400 days of Lent?

400 days of Lent?

Today we enter again into a season of penance and fasting, and we are called upon by our readings to humble ourselves before God and before one another.

Like the stars forever

Like the stars forever

“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, others to reproach and everlasting disgrace. But those with insight shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever”.

A Revolution of Grace

A Revolution of Grace

Jesus said “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division”…revolutionary words from a revolutionary Lord.

Letter to the young ordinandi

Letter to the young ordinandi

I am writing you not so much as your provincial superior as your (older) brother. A few days from now, you will be ordained priests. By then, people will start calling you ‘Father’ – even those who barely know you.

Where do our Sunday collections and offerings go? 


Where do our Sunday collections and offerings go? 


By Fr. Elias L. Ayuban Jr., CMF April 24, 2020 Manila, Philippines The perception that the Catholic Church is affluent is prevalent and it is very difficult to change this mentality, especially if one is non-Catholic, or a Catholic who does not feel the sense of...