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Catholic Church: Pioneer in Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   I was thinking that sometimes, we need not follow the Catholic preaching do not let the left hand know what the right hand is doing or Do not announce your good deeds. At present, there is really a need to let known what good things are being […]

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Populism and communion

Rev. Eutiquio ‘Euly’ B. Belizar, Jr., SThD By the roadside   The phenomenon has not escaped the pope’s discerning eyes. Recently world media carried a warning from Pope Francis regarding populism and the resurgence of dictatorial leadership in our time. It came following a worldwide wave of elections in some parts of Europe, the United […]

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Producing. Banking. Gambling

Oscar V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   The standing fact that the Philippines is inundated with prohibited drugs thus making these a social scourge readily known and felt all over the country in terms of thousands if not millions of drug addicts, distinctly proffers the living reality of the following abominable pyramidal illegal drugs […]

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Newspeak is the devil’s sophistry

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly Speaking   George Orwell invented the word Newspeak. It means “a deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language used to mislead and manipulate the people.” We have to be wary of its existence, because it is actually present in today’s world. It’s a language that deftly mixes truths and untruths, and cleverly exploits […]

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The President could be clueless the Church wants to help fulfill his constitutional duty to defend life

Fr. Emmanuel Mijares Another Angle   The church gives due respect to the person and office of the president. In fact the church believes that all authority comes from above and its members have to pray for all authority, good or bad, even that one of Pontius Pilate. This does not depend on the rise […]

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Lovers of a Thankless Job

Fr. Wilfredo Samson, SJ Pitik-Bulag   The Christmas season just ended. Christmas trees, lights, and lanterns are probably still up though. In spite of our comments against a too commercialized Christmas, I must admit, I greatly enjoy window- shopping and viewing Christmas decors all the over the city. But one day, it dawned on me […]

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Rainbow of Happiness

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   “Wow!!! That’s the most beautiful rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life,” Daniel exclaimed as he stepped out of the tent after the rain stopped. “Really? How so?” Charlie asked. “As a photographer, this is my first time to see it,” Daniel pulled his camera from his knapsack. “So how […]

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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 […]

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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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