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CAGAYAN DE ORO
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Dr. Jaime Cortez
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Cortez: Unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s
IN THIS Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 22:15-21), Jesus teaches us about authority and accountability – civil and spiritual. It is on this part of the Bible where we see the familiar words of the Lord, “repay to Caesar what belongs to ...
From 4 days ago
Cortez: Called to be Good Stewards of the Vineyard
WHEN God entrusts his gifts to us, what must be our proper response? To take care of these gifts and give back what is due to him.In this Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 21:33-43), Jesus tells us the parable of the landowner ...
From 18 days ago
Cortez: Not unfair but generous
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 20:1-16A), the landowner in the parable is accused of being unfair in paying the wages of workers he hired for his vineyard. As the story goes, these workers – contracted at various times of the ...
From 32 days ago
Cortez: Correcting with Love
IN A world that got used to political correctness, tolerance, moral relativism and “mind your own business mentality,” compromise has become the rule rather than the exception. Accepting wrong in the pretext of considering “other ways of being right” has ...
From 46 days ago
Cortez: Who do we say that Jesus is?
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 16:13-20), Jesus asked his disciples, “who do people say that the Son of Man is?” In Mark’s version of the story, the question was more direct, “who do people say that I am? (Mark 8:27B).”The ...
From 60 days ago
Cortez: Reflections on the Multiplication of Bread and Fish
THIS Sunday’s gospel, taken from the Book of Matthew (Chapter 14, Verses 13-21), narrates the story on Jesus multiplying bread and fish to feed five thousand men plus an unrecorded number of women and children. This story must be so ...
From 81 days ago
Cortez: The Wheat and the Weeds
WHY is there so much evil in this world? Why do good people find themselves in the midst of bad people? Why can’t there just be a pure world where the righteous are not challenged by the unrighteousness around them?These ...
From 95 days ago
Cortez: Courage in Discipleship
THIS Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 10:26:33) is preceded by Jesus’ warnings about the religious persecutions that await his apostles, and consequently, everyone who believes in him and works for the expansion of his kingdom. These persecutions include being handed over to ...
From 123 days ago
Cortez: Reflections on the ascension of the Lord Jesus
THE ascension of the Lord Jesus brings to the fore certain points of reflection.First, Jesus returns to where he really came from. Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus as a man of history lived on earth – in flesh and blood ...
From 151 days ago
Cortez: The Way, the Truth and the Life
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). This is the profound declaration of Jesus about himself in this Sunday’s gospel.JESUS is the Way. Man has always ...
From 165 days ago