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An active laity in a Church of compassion

Fr. James Kroeger, MM LIVING MISSION Vatican II Perspectives   An active laity in a Church of compassion  AN old—but clearly false—adage asserted that the role of the laity in the Church was to “pray, pay, and obey.”  However, the vision of the Second Vatican Council in its Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity […]

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Short-cut to heaven

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever   Short-cut to heaven   “RACE you to our house grandma!” Freddie challenged his grandmother as he stepped out of her house. “You’re on, Freddie!” She surprised him with her eager acceptance. Without a word, Freddie dashed out and headed straight for his house. “Not fair, kiddo!” His grandma screamed. We […]

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Strengthening our faith

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   Strengthening our faith STRENGTHENING our faith is living spiritually. This includes regular reading of the Holy Scripture, meditation about God and the purpose of our life, fasting and prayer. When praying, one must make an effort to concentrate on the meaning of the words and feel the presence of […]

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May ‘God fearing’ ka ba?

Fr. Carmelo Diola, SSL Spaces of Hope   May ‘God fearing’ ka ba? THE above question seems quite ambiguous and even grammatically flawed. But it is actually a statement of HOPE. It is quoted from a participant in one of Dilaab’s Circles of Discernment for Empowerment (CiDE) workshops sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2009 […]

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A Bill to resist Let not the RH Bill pass

A Bill to resist Let not the RH Bill pass RECENTLY I spent two weeks in Manila and was happy to see that the faith of the people is still strong in the Philippines. Yet I know from my regular contact with the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines that there are rumblings against the […]

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Seeking the truth

WE have to be clear about how to develop our relationship with the truth. We just cannot sit around and wait for truth to come to us. The ideal relationship is when we seek the truth, love it, follow it. But, of course, we have to be clear first about what truth is, how to […]

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Same Sex ‘Marriage’

SO it is that the present government wants the infamous RH Bill passed by the Legislative Department as a priority bill. So it is that the same government is bent in making Population Control as its answer to the national under-development it continuous to aggravate, and to the social-retrogression in the country it successfully maintains. […]

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10,000 hours

Fr. Francis Ongkingco Whatever 10,000 hours EDISON, Mozart, the Beatles, Steve Jobs, Nadal, Bill Gates, Michael Jackson, Warren Buffet, Kasparov… As you read these names many other famous individuals randomly come to mind. We admire them, and perhaps, we wonder what made them become what we are not in our respective fields of interests. Naturally, […]

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