Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Together we lift our confident and sorrowful petition to you, the first fruit of humanity redeemed by Christ, finally freed from the slavery of evil and sin: hear the cry of the pain of victims of war and so many forms of violence that bloody the earth. Clear away the darkness of sorrow and worry, of hate and vengeance. Open up our minds and hearts to faith and forgiveness!
Mother of mercy and hope:.
Help every human being of every race and culture to find and embrace Jesus, who
came to earth in the mystery of Christmas to give us 'His' peace.
Mary, Queen of peace, give us Christ, true peace in the world!
The Immaculate Conception, a solemnity, is one of the few Holy days of obligation on the Church calendar -- that is, all Catholics are obligated to attend Mass on this day. As this feast occurs early in Advent, it is a perfect time to consider Mary and her important role in the celebration of Christmas.
In 1854, Pope Pius IX's solemn declaration, Ineffabilis Deus, clarified with finality the long-held belief of the Church that Mary was conceived free from original sin. In proclaiming the Immaculate Conception of Mary as a dogma of the Church, the pope expressed precisely and clearly that Mary was conceived free from the stain of original sin. This privilege of Mary derives from God's having chosen her as Mother of the Savior; thus she received the benefits of salvation in Christ from the very moment of her conception. (The picture above shows her mother, Anna, with the infant Mary within her womb.) This great gift to Mary, an ordinary human being just like us, was fitting because she was destined to be Mother of God. The purity and holiness of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a model for all Christians.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Year for Priests proposes for our reflection the figure of the priest and, in a special way, his dignity of ordained minister who celebrates the sacraments, for the benefit of the whole Church, in the Person of Christ, high and eternal priest
Priests "exercise their sacred function especially in the Eucharistic worship or the celebration of the Mass by which acting in the person of Christ ["in persona Christi"] and proclaiming his mystery they unite the prayers of the faithful with the sacrifice of their Head and renew and apply in the sacrifice of the Mass until the coming of the Lord the only sacrifice of the New Testament namely that of Christ offering Himself once for all a spotless Victim to the Father." Vatican Council II, "Lumen Gentium," No. 28: AAS 57 (1965), p. 34. Cf. also "Presbyterorum Ordinis," Nos. 2; 12; 13.
We are waiting for justice but it cannot be merely the expression of a certain requirement with regard to others. Waiting for justice in the Christian sense means above all that we ourselves begin to live under the eyes of the Judge, in accordance with the criteria of the Judge; that we begin to live in his presence, doing justice in our own lives. Thus, by doing justice, putting ourselves in the Judge's presence, we wait for justice in reality. And this is the meaning of Advent, of vigilance.
The watchfulness of Advent means living under the eyes of the Judge and thus preparing ourselves and the world for justice. In this way, therefore, living under the eyes of the God-Judge, we can open the world to the coming of his Son and predispose hearts to welcome "the Lord who comes".
The Child whom the shepherds adored in a grotto on the night of Bethlehem about 2,000 years ago, never tires of visiting us in our daily lives while we journey on as pilgrims towards the Kingdom. In his expectation, therefore, the believer becomes an interpreter of the hopes of all humanity; humanity yearns for justice and thus, although often unconsciously, is waiting for God, waiting for salvation which God alone can give to us.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Gambar keterubah tu maya bala raban ari Malaysia, kelebih agi bala students ke bisi belajar ba Italy begelumu sereta makai lalu bekelal enggau diri sama diri. Mayuh mega bala ke enda ulih datai ngulu pengawa tu. Host nyendiake pemakai, of course malaysian dishes, maya begempuru tu. Pengawa bakatu ulih ngerapat ke kaul antara bala kami ke belajar ba italy ke jauh ari kaban diri sebilik. Sida tu meh meri peransang sereta nyukung pangan diri dalam sembiang!!
kena ujung bulan October bisi begelumu Hari Raya & Depavali ba Malaysian Embassy ba Rome. Bala rayat Malaysia ke bisi ba Italy dikangau magan datai begulai makai tengahhari ba diak. Mayuh endar bala ke datai sereta pemakai mayuh mega!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
All Souls is the day to remember, pray for, and offer requiem masses up for these faithful departed in the state of purification. Typically Christians will take this day to offer prayers up on behalf of their departed relatives and friends. Others may remember influential individuals that they never knew personally, such as presidents, musicians, etc. This may be done in the form of the Office of the Dead (Defunctorum officium), i.e. a prayer service offered in memory of departed loved ones. Often this office is prayed on the anniversary (or eve) of the death of a loved one, or on All Souls' Day.PIOBALANJUN.COM
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I have been asked by few good friends about recent controversy back home about word Allah. Below are a glimpse of what it is about word Allah and i did not make as a general statement. Just for my readers to ponder upon the word Allah.
Does it Mean God?
The word "Allah" is the perfect description of the "One God" of monotheism for Jews, Christians and Muslims!
Is "Allah" only for Islam and Muslims?
[No! It is for All Three Abrahamic Faiths.]
"Allah" is the same word used by Christian Arabs and Jewish Arabs in their Bible, centuries before Islam came.
On page one  of Genesis in the Old Testament, we find the word "Allah" seventeen  times.
Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have translated. For Arabic they have translated the verse in the New Testament in Arabic from the famous verse in the Gospel John 3:16 -
"For God so loved the world..."
- and the word the translators used in Arabic for "God" is the very same word used by Muslims around the planet, "Allah."
Where Does the word "Allah" Come From?
"Allah" comes from the Arabic word "elah"a god' or something worshiped. - (Arabic) means '
This word (elah) can be made plural (gods), as in "aleha" and it can be male or female just as the word in English can be "goddess."
"Allah" comes from "elaha" but it brings more clarification and understanding.
Allah = Has no gender (not male and not female)
"He" is used only out of respect and dignity - not for gender
Allah = Always singular - Never plural
"We" is used only as the "Royal WE" just as in English for royalty
Allah = Means "The Only One to be Worshipped"
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
It seems that more than ever before our priests are victimized by all kinds of persecution, from temptations to martyrdom. They have answered "yes" to God's calling to become "another Christ" for us. Through their charitable service souls receive the Sacramental graces necessary for salvation. They are the means Our Lord uses to give us the Eucharist, Confession, Baptism... They need our prayerful support of their ministry to accomplish the mission God has given them.Our priests indeed face systematic attacks from the enemies of the Church. Besides, they are naturally subjected to their own human weaknesses. For these reasons they need the help of the Holy Spirit to remain faithful to Our Lord each and every day. Would you be willing to intercede for them?Catholic.net invites you to help our priests. Please join our community and "Adopt a Priest". Help our priests in whatever way you can, as the Holy Spirit leads you: Lift them up to the Lord in prayer, offer sacrifices for them, ask daily Our Lord Jesus Christ to give our priests the fortitude and the perseverance to stand firm in their redemptory mission as Our Lord himself desires.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Nyadi gambar ba atas nyak, sekadar gambar hiasan aja. Heheheeheheheheh