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Peace and Justice for 2017!

Peace and Justice for 2017!

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   Congress went on Christmas recess, not able to discuss death penalty bill. With the Christmas spirit still imbibed byour legislators, we pray that they realize the value of life;the importance of restorative justice, not punitive justice. Let us hope and pray that 2017 will bring peace and [...]

Communion of life, love and truth

Rev. Eutiquio ‘Euly’ B. Belizar, Jr., SThD By the roadside   It was the strangest of days. You were on your way home from Manila. At the airport you excitedly headed for your flight’s gate. There was a lady and a gentleman at the counter lazily chatting, one of whom only glanced at your ticket, [...]

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“Mater et Magistra”

Oscar V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   The above quoted and often invoked phrase in Latin is in fact a profound understanding, a sublime proclamation, a signal appreciation of what the Church is, viz., what she really is, what she is for and actually does, what is her role for humanity and what is [...]

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Epiphany today

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly Speaking   Epiphany means manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. (cfr Mt 2,1-12) It means that he is meant for all people, and not just to the Jews, the chosen people. The feast reminds us that we all need him, for he is not only the [...]

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Fostering Life-giving Authentic Love

Fr. James Kroeger, M.M. Living Mission   In The Joy of Love, Pope Francis meditates on genuine love in a prolonged reflection on Saint Paul’s Hymn to Love (I Cor. 13:4-7).  Francis’ inspired and poetic exegesis of the Pauline text extends for twenty pages in Amoris Laetitia (AL 89-119); this type of meditation is unprecedented [...]

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D.I.Y.

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   In our fast-paced and changing world, Do It Yourself resources are almost indispensable. They fill up bookstores and the Internet abounds with “self-help” and “do-it-yourself” kits, manuals, and video tutorials. The range of topics these DIY sources cover is the universe of man’s basic needs: personal, social, economic and material [...]

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Blessed Mother Mary, Mediatrix of all graces

Abp. Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Share

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Maranatha!

Fr. Roy Cimagala Share

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Gay priests

Teresa R. Tunay, OCDS Share

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Gifts of hope

Fr. Carmelo O. Diola Share

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MASK-ing the issue

Attorney  Jo Imbong Share

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A Christmas wish… no to Death Penalty

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Share

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Light in the midst of darkness

Fr. Amado L. Picardal Share

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Community-Based Rehabilitation Program

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   The Diocese of Kalookan launched the opening of the Year of Parishes, a Communion of Communities with the theme “Forming BEC’s As Agents of Communion, Participation And Mission.” The launch was a 3-in-1 event: The BEC Day, Task Force Salubong and the announcement of new parish assignments [...]

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Christmas in a wounded archipelago

Rev. Eutiquio ‘Euly’ B. Belizar, Jr., SThD By the Roadside   It is customary for Pinoys to count the days to Christmas Day so as to heighten the excitement leading to its coming. Ordinary people and the media remind one another of the count each day. I don’t know but it hasn’t helped me much [...]

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Why netizens think the Church is afraid to criticize Duterte

Fr. Emmanuel Mijares Another Angle   There is a need to state and distinguish two realities: Duterte as a person and as an elected president who has to be respected and understood. And a distinction: One thing is to post against his persona and another thing is to go against the extrajudicial killings. The president’s [...]

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