• Season of Creation Homily

    Maraming salamat po sa pakikiisa sa araw na ito. This is happening not only in this spot, in the world, we are united with the whole Catholic Church at least for the day of prayer for the caring of creation and we also unite ourselves with our Muslim brothers and sisters on this holy day for them and in a special way we unite ourselves with our brothers and sisters in Marawi. We pray that caring in the sense of responsibility for each other and for the beautiful creation that we have all inherited may prevail.

    For the Archdiocese of Manila, today we also open the Season of Creation until the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Francis of Asisi. Parang hindi kayo masaya? nakikinig lang. There are many things that we can and should reflect on, but we will not end itong walk, and we hopefully that the walk will be also a time to continue reflecting.

    But the readings provide for us in the Eucharistic celebration also, they provide for us some sort of a framework for reflecting on the significance of this day and of this season. Let me start with the first reading on the first letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, where he reminds us that our calling, our vocation as followers of Christ is sanctification, which is a gift of the Holy Spirit, we cannot be Holy by our own efforts. God is holy, holy, holy Lord God of all. Only God is holy, but we are called to be God likeness, that’s holiness.

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  • Pentecost Sunday Homily

    Homily delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle during Mass for the “Word Exposed” annual Pentecost Recollection on June 4, 2017 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

    We see in the first two readings for today the images used by the writers, St Luke in the First Reading, and St Paul in the Second Reading. Images of the Holy Spirit as the bringer of communion, tongues of fire, the ability to speak in different languages, leading to communion, understanding.

    Then in the Second Reading, one body, different gifts. And all the barriers between Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, are torn down. And though there are many gifts, the gifts, when used in a spiritual way, meaning for the common good, they will not disrupt the unity of the Body.

    And before going to my last point, I realized that there are many religious communities here, even seminarians. What we have shared so far in our day, our conversion to the Holy Spirit so that we would become men and women of communion, and our communities being signs of communion with the Holy Spirit, where the different gifts are elevated to the service of the common good, we hope that the religious communities would also live out. And also the parish priests and their collaborators. Sana po sa mga parishes, hindi magkakanya-kanya. Sasabihin, "I am for the parish priest!" "I am for the assistant!" "I am for the sacristan!" At pati sa religious communities. "I am for the general!" "I am for the provincial!" "I am, of course, for the treasurer!" Ay naku. Hindi. One body.

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  • Palm Sunday 2017

    Homily delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle during Palm Sunday Mass at the Manila Cathedral on April 9, 2017.

    Tayo ay hinatid niya sa pagsimula ng Semana Santa, mga mahal na araw, ito ay isang paglalakbay para samahan si Hesus tungo sa bagong buhay. Kaya napakahalaga po na lumalim muli ang ating pagkilala kay Hesus.

    Sana po lalo sa mga dadalo ng mga pagdiriwang dito sa Manila Cathedral itong buong Linggo, doon po tayo tumutok sino nga ba si Hesus? Sino itong ating sinusundan? Iyan po ang tanong ng mga tao na sumalubong sa kanya ng siya’y papasok sa Herusalem.

    Dala ang mga sanga ng puno, palaspas ang kanilang mga balabal sagisag ng pagtanggap, pero sino nga ba siya? Iyan ang tanong nila, sino itong ating tinatanggap? sabi nila Hosanna anak ni David. Mapalad ang dumarating sa ngalan ng Panginoon. Anak ni David dumarating sa ngalan ng Panginoon. Pero patuloy pa rin ang pagtatanong sino nga ba ito?

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  • Migrants' Sunday

    Homily delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle during the 31 st National Migrants Sunday at San Jose Manggagawa Parish in Tondo, Manila on March 5, 2017.

    Minamahal na kapatid sa Panginoong Hesukristo, tayo po ay magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa pagsapit ng unang Linggo ng Kuwaresma at tayo po ay magkakasama. Siya po ang nagtipon sa atin upang sa pakikinig sa salita ng Diyos, sa pagsasalo natin sa eukaristiya at sa pagsama-sama natin bilang sambayanan, tayo po ay magpanibago, mabago niya bilang kanyang katawan dito sa ating parokya at sa atin din pong bayan.

    Ngayon po ay ipinagdiriwang din natin ang Migrants Sunday, palagay ko naman bawat Filipinong pamilya ay mayroong isa, dalawa na kamag-anak na ngayon ay migrante, nagta-trabaho sa ibang lugar sa ibang bansa.

    Pero dumarami rin ang internal migrants, hindi naman pumupunta sa ibang bansa kundi galing din sa Pilipinas pero pumupunta sa ibang siyudad, sa ibang probinsiya. Lalo na po sa malalaking siyudad katulad po ng Manila, marami po dito migrante galing sa mga probinsiya, at ito rin ay dapat tutukan ng Simbahan hindi lamang yung migrante sa labas o yung taga-ibang bansa na pumupunta sa atin yung internal migrants minsan katulad ng mga external migrants, sila rin ay litung-lito, nag-iisa at sila ay vulnerable.

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