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Temporal goods of the Church

Temporal goods of the Church

Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   In accord with Natural Law, pursuant to sound reason and consequent ethical norms—with or without the sanction of Positive Law as may be provided by Civil Law according to a given Constitution provision or otherwise—the Church which is now more than 2000 years old and counting, has [...]

World Youth Day: Holy Mother Church nourishing the Young

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Whatever happened?

Melo M. Acuña Issues and Concerns   THE Philippine National Police reported some 543,416 individuals who surrendered to various police installations from July 1 to August 9,2016. This was in compliance with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs. From the figures, some 33,527 were confessed drug pushers. What made them surrender? Was it [...]

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Blessed are the Merciful

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   Pope Francis wants to talk about mercy during the World Youth Day 2016 (WYD 2016), the youth event held in Krakow, Poland from July 25, to 31.He chose the theme “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”Of the 1.6 Million WYD 2016 pilgrims, 2,000 came [...]

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‘Couching Tiger’

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   More and more people are no longer smoking because they are more aware of its hazardous consequences on one’s health. Today, however, many are unaware of a new health threat that could be as dangerous as smoking: prolonged sitting down. Many of us may not know, but our biological framework [...]

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Do not kill – please?

Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   NO less than Divinity gave the Commandment to humanity: Thou shall not kill. So it is that the Right to Life is not bestowed to anyone by anybody else—neither by any potentate by any State, by any government. And no one of these—much less their hirelings—has the [...]

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Beware of the culture of triviality

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly speaking   We have to be careful not to fall to triviality. The profusion of data, images and messages that are now technologically generated and circulated can easily confuse, intoxicate and desensitize us to the point of developing a culture of triviality—everything would be considered of the same value or nothing [...]

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Walking with Mother Teresa (Part 1)

Teresa R. Tunay, OCDS …and that’s the truth   One holy person I’d touched while alive etched such a deep and lasting impression on me: Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta who is going to be canonized on September 4, 2016. Let me tell you why. I met this Saint-to-be when she was simply “Mother Teresa”, [...]

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Family: God’s Beautiful Creation

James H. Kroeger, M.M. LIVING MISSION “Year of Eucharist and Family” Reflections   During the 2015 Festival of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis spoke of beauty and families. “All that is beautiful brings us to God, because God is good, God is beautiful, God is the truth…. It is worthwhile to live as a family; [...]

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Religious values are not politically incorrect

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No Photos! No Videos! Silence!

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   Upon entering the majestic and awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel in Rome, one’s celestial reverie is abruptly interrupted by a nearby security officer whose static voice crackles through a megaphone: No Photos! No Videos! Silence! And to further emphasize this admonition, he hushes the entire chapel with a profound and prolonged “SHHHHHHHHHH!!!” [...]

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Tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   The Permanent Court of Arbitration (the Tribunal) ruled in favor of the Philippines in the dispute between China and the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). It was released on July 12, 2016 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. Under the United [...]

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Cultivating a sense of media responsibility

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly speaking   I REMEMBER an interesting study made some years ago in an American paper about the effects of media on children. Distilled from some 173 researches done over a period of the past 30 years, the report said there’s strong and disturbing correlation between children spending a lot of time [...]

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Synching

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   SYNCHING is now a very important procedure for millions of Netizens who depend on the Internet for storing crucial information like phone contacts, emails, office documents and even for saving their progress and scores in games like Crossy Road, Plant vs. Zombies or Subway Surfers, etc. In one click the [...]

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Starting my Pilgrim Journey

Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR, STD Along the Way   My pilgrim journey has begun–I am on my way to Poland. I am attending the World Youth Day which officially begins on July 26 in Krakow. The CBCP-ECY Delegation left last week for the Days in the Diocese but I could not leave with them [...]

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The love of the Church at the WYD

Berna Manipon Musings from Poland   Ii is my first time to attend the World Youth Day, and this year, the grand event IS in Krakow, Poland, the Land of Mercy. This is a timely gathering as the Church celebrates the Jubilee year of Mercy. From Saint Pope John Paul II, who started this, our [...]

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