Who Can Be Saved?

The disciples asked Jesus this question after His encounter with the rich young man. We can recall in that story that the rich young man approached Jesus asking Him what…

Memories from my Kumpadre

“MemoriesLight the corners of my mindMisty watercolor memoriesOf the way we were”.A. Bergman/M. Bergman/M. Hamlisch Life is meant to be lived. We need to give color and meaning to it.…

The Best Way to Serve God

Love and service is at the center of our faith and in the teachings of the Church. It is also the main message not only of the Life of Christ,…

Listening Drill

During a team-building activity where I was a participant, we performed an interesting and unusual exercise. We called it the ‘Listening Drill’, and it needed no equipment, no playing fields,…

Thoughts & Memories:

The Legend of Buyo River: Saltahan of my Youth

(The Golden Vessel Part 4) This natural diving rock, which I call the ‘saltahan’ (jumping stone) of my youth, had been there many years before my birth. I often wonder,…

Sacerdos in Aeternum (a priest forever) - Fr. Rommel M. Arcilla:

FATHER AND SONS

(This article is being published in this column with the given permission from the author, Mr. Henry J. Turowski, a retired US Navy Officer, a very good friend, and my…

Thoughts & Memories:

My Friend Pito

My father mingled with friends of his children sparingly when they visited our home, much more entertained or talked to our visitors after introducing them to him for he was…

Sacerdos in Aeternum:

“COME AND REST A WHILE”

Two Sundays ago, we had the story of the disciples being sent out two-by-two and how they performed many miracles on their tour of the villages. Last Sunday’s Gospel told…

Thoughts & Memories:

The Composer of Catanduanes Beloved

Writing the biography of Macario Talan Arcilla Sr., composer of Catanduanes Provincial Anthem, has been my dream for sometime now. Two reasons inspire me: his children are my friends and…

Sacerdos in Aeternum:

LOVE IT, LOSE IT… HATE IT, GAIN IT FOR ETERNITY

LOVE IT, LOSE IT… HATE IT, GAIN IT FOR ETERNITY Rev. Fr. Rommel Molina Arcilla   We were told, time and again, to love our very own life. I really…