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CAGAYAN DE ORO
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Dr. Jaime Cortez
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Cortez: Belief in the resurrection
“UNLESS I see the mark of the nails in his hands, put my finger into his nailmarks, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” These were the words Thomas uttered in this Sunday’s gospel (Jn. 20:19-31) ...
From 657 days ago
Cortez: Here comes Holy Week: Beyond the rituals
ON SUNDAY we once again begin the observance of the Holy Week. We will go to church and participate in the usual religious activities and services. We will hear the same readings that have become deeply ingrained in our consciousness, ...
From 672 days ago
Cortez: The Paradox of Losing to Keep
“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” (John 12:25). These are powerful words of Jesus contained in this Sunday’s gospel. They are words that invite ...
From 679 days ago
Cortez: Living Temples
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (John 2:13-25), we read the account of Jesus’ cleansing of the temple, driving away sellers of animals that are offered as temple sacrifices and overturning the tables of exchangers of money that is used to pay ...
From 693 days ago
Cortez: Reflections on the Season of Lent
ONCE again we’ve entered the season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday which, this year, coincided with Valentine’s Day. Lent calls us to reconcile ourselves with God. Jesus’ message in this Sunday’s gospel (Mark 1:12-15) is simple yet profound, “This ...
From 706 days ago
Cortez: Healings and Exorcisms
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (Mark 1:29-39) we see Jesus in action – raising Simon’s mother-in-law from fever, healing all the sick who were brought to his door by the whole town, and driving out demons. His preaching was accompanied by ...
From 721 days ago
Cortez: God’s Call
IN THE Sunday gospel (Mark 1:14-20) we read the account of Jesus’ calling of his first disciples. Following John’s arrest, Jesus comes to Galilee proclaiming, “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and ...
From 735 days ago
Cortez: The Manifestation of Christ
THIS Sunday, January 7, 2018, the Christian world celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany. The identity of Jesus, who was born on Christmas Day, was revealed to the nations by the symbolisms of the gifts presented to him by the ...
From 749 days ago
Cortez: Blessed endings, new beginnings
AS YEAR 2017 ends, year 2018 begins. Again, it is time for gratitude. And also a time for hope. We thank God for bringing us this far. The Bible tells us, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming ...
From 756 days ago
Cortez: God’s Christmas Gifts: Justice and Love
COULD God become man as well? Can the Creator take the form of flesh and blood, and be like his creatures? Can the Master of heaven and earth who is beyond the bounds of time and space allow himself to ...
From 763 days ago