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Exorcism

Exorcism

Views and Points Abp. Oscar V. Cruz   Every now and then, the word “Exorcism” is heard here and there, i.e., a relatively rare agendum usually associated with getting rid of the “Devil’s Possession” of someone–be this an adult or a minor. So came to fore the word “Exorcist”, viz. , someone who precisely exorcises [...]

A new normal

Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   Something new in the Philippines is becoming something normal as well. This is anything but a secret herein in the country—notwithstanding the Rule of Reason and the Mandate of Ethics, the fundamental feature of Natural Law and the consequent key provision of the Philippine Constitution itself to [...]

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Ego-centricity

Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   Ego-centric, ego-centered, ego-maniac. Self-centered, self-absorbed, self-satisfied, self-contented. Conceited, smug, vain. All these are some key words in layman’s language for identifying and understanding a person who is “Narcissistic”. This personal liability is in the context and implication of “I” and “me” and “myself”. This is the trio [...]

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Nature of marriage

Views and Points Abp. Oscar V. Cruz   Who does not know what is marriage? The mere fact alone that one has a father and a mother is usually because of their marriage. So is it that the reality of families is readily associated with marriage. In fact, it can even be said that practically [...]

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Gambling as an impulse control disorder

Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   The well-known and often-quoted “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, 4th Ed., APA, has a Section on Impulse Control Disorders”, one of which is specifically called “Pathological Gambling”. This gambling fixation is in effect equals unquenchable avarice, which in practically all cases eventually ends up in [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Might is right

Oscar V. Cruz, DD Views and Points ALL the needed documentations were made and/or presented. All the interested representations were heard. All the arguments have been given. The Tribunal worked long and much. The arbitration was eventually done. The verdict was released. But the tense status quo remains the same in essence. The dispute continues [...]

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Marriage covenant

Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   IN the realm of truth, in the sphere of justice and in the domain of peace, marriage is nothing less than a really serious and truly sacred pact between a man and a woman whereby they establish between their two selves, one and only spousal  partnership for a [...]

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Personalism and democracy

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Politics

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Credible, acceptable, reliable election

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Gambling (Alias “Gaming”)

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Climate change

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Principle of participation

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‘Catholic Divorce’

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