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‘Emulate Christ’s humility, availability, empowerment,’ Catholics urged

‘Emulate Christ’s humility, availability, empowerment,’ Catholics urged

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Screengrab from Manila Cathedral's Facebook live of the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper HUMILITY, AVAILABILITY, and empowerment are the three important lessons people must be reminded of when commemorating Christ’s Last Supper, Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula said. Celebrating the Last Supper should allow the people to be humble and available in service for the people, and empower those who are in need despite any circumstances, Advincula said. “Let us emulate His humility, His willingness to serve, and His leadership,” Advincula said in his homily during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper last Maundy Thursday. The prelate also acknowledged the people who prioritized helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the previous disasters. “It is also heart-touching t...
Manila Archbishop urges priests: Pursue solidarity with people

Manila Archbishop urges priests: Pursue solidarity with people

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CHURCH leaders must actively pursue the mission of building solidarity with the people and refrain from idleness and personal attachments, Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula urged fellow priests.  “Let us let go of all rigidities and attachments to be available for this mission… Let us allow the fire of the missionary seal to constantly burn in our priestly hearts,” Advincula said during his homily for the Chrism Mass held at the Manila Cathedral on April 14. Advincula reminded the leaders not to see themselves as someone above the people but rather as someone who will lead them in solidarity with God. He added that God anointed them to act on behalf of His people, especially the needy and oppressed.  “Let us keep going out, administering to all, so that the good new...