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Gambling as an impulse control disorder

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 [...]

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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Marriage nullity proceedings

Abp. Oscar. V. Cruz, DD Views and Points   IT is true that the contentious trial of the plea for a Marriage Nullity Declaration for a given cause—as concretely and specifically provided by Church Law in kind and in number—is quite demanding and therefore tedious for the couple as well as for the Tribunal concerned.  [...]

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“Partial Divorce”

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Reluctance. Difficulty. Incapacity

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Clerico-penal discipline in the Church

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