Sisters and Brothers: A little boy named Mathew John comes home crying. His mother asks, “Son, what’s wrong?” The boy replies, “My religion class.” His mother says, “It is your first time. Did you not like it?” “Well,” Mathew, John says, “Everyone talks about somebody named Jesus. And I don’t know who he is. I’ve […]
Tony C. Diaz Holy Smokes Two children were walking behind their parents in the parking lot as school let out at Mercy Heights Nursery and Kindergarten in Oka. The two youngsters, about kindergarten age, walked side by side and were chatting. I’ll always remember what I overheard the little boy say to the girl as […]
Father Joel de los Reyes Divine Mercy Moments A beautiful summer blue sky hovered above as we visited the Shrine of the Most Holy Eucharistic Miracle of Santarem on July 8. This sanctuary, which is an hour away from Fatima, is included in every Guam Divine Mercy pilgrimage group to Fatima. The view of countryside […]
The Holy Father is following with deep concern the dramatic news reports coming from northern Iraq, which involve defenceless populations. Christian communities are particularly affected: a people fleeing from their villages because of the violence that rages in these days, wreaking havoc on the entire region. At the Angelus prayer on July 20th, Pope Francis […]
A note about the Aug. 10 U Matuna
The Archdiocese of Agana ordered a second printing of the August 10 2014 issue of U Matuna Si Yu’os because of errors in the original print edition. Every effort was made to retrieve the old copies and corresponding bundles to parishes and Catholic organizations. Ninety nine percent of the old prints had been collected, though it is our understanding that a small number of copies had already been distributed. We apologize for the confusion. The official August 10, 2014 U Matuna Si Yu’os on record is the one which carries a Page 1 story of Pope Francis speaking about the family. The wrong edition which should be discounted is one which has a statement on finances on Page 1. Again, we offer our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.
In the July 27, 2014 issue of the U Matuna Si Yu’os, in a second reference to her name, Monsignor James L.G. Benavente’s mother was erroneously referred to as “Mrs. Leon Guerrero” instead of “Mrs. Benavente.” Ester Lujan Leon Guerrero Benavente is her full name. The U Matuna sincerely apologizes to Mrs. Benavente and Msgr. James for the error in the story of his 20th anniversary.
Eager to teach, eager to learn, eager to love God, others, oneself and all of creation! This enthusiasm and a tinge of adventure for the new ones was palpable at Santa Barbara Catholic School as seen with these fifth grade students and their teacher, Delson Balance. The new academic year opened on August 7 for […]
By U MATUNA SI YU’OS STAFF Registration is open for the fourth Archdiocesan Catechetical-Liturgical Conference (ACLC). The conference will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School in Sinajana. Thirteen breakout sessions will center around this year’s theme, “Receiving the Gift of God’s Forgiveness.” Sessions include: Called to be Saints: Major […]
BY RICO CHACO For U Matuna Si Yu’os As the hymn honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary goes, “Dåndan i kampåna ya nihi ta onra este i gipot-ña si Sånta Maria i tinayuyot-ña para hita todos! Sound the bells and let us celebrate this joyous occasion for our Blessed Mother Mary, may her blessings be upon […]
Sisters and Brothers: The Canaanite woman admits humbly that she has no right to immediate help. She agrees with Jesus’ comment on table fellowship, but turns it to her advantage: “Yes, Lord, you are correct. As a Gentile I acknowledge the rights and privileges of Israel. Yet, I hope some crumbs will fall from the […]