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Politics, detraction, discretion

Politics, detraction, discretion

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly Speaking   Politics, of course, is indispensable in our life. It’s an integral part of our social nature. It aims to build, develop and keep us as a nation, as a people who, in spite of our differences, share the same identity and the same goals. It is meant to work [...]

Where to find peace

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly Speaking   True peace can only come from Christ. “Peace is my farewell to you, my peace is my gift to you,” Christ says. “I do not give it to you as the world gives peace.” (Jn 14,27) We have to understand these words well, accepting them first of all by [...]

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EJK and human rights

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly Speaking   The Cebu clergy had their monthly recollection the other day. The invited guest speaker, both a lawyer and journalist, among other things, was one known for her advocacy in human rights. We were given a drill on human rights, rule of law, due process and other related topics, all [...]

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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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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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Call to generosity

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly Speaking   “WITHOUT cost you have received. Without cost you are to give.” (Mt 10,8) For sure, with these words of Christ, we are strongly reminded to be generous, to give ourselves completely to God and to others, sparing and keeping nothing for ourselves, because God has been generous with us. [...]

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Who is our neighbor?

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly speaking DEFINITELY, not the one who happens to live close to us. That’s a very shallow definition of neighbor, unable to capture the richness that our Christian faith teaches us. Neighbor, according to Christ, is anybody with whom we have to love, giving ourselves to him the way Christ gave himself to all [...]

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Understanding the primacy of conscience

Fr. Roy Cimagala Candidly Speaking Conscience continues to be a hot issue among theologians and those who try to describe how our moral life should be. In the blogosphere, there is now a lot of discussion, often raising dust and emitting sparks that tend to darken and confuse people rather than enlighten and clarify. There [...]

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The fundamental attitude to serve

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May the month of Mary

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On expressing opinions

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Political realism and priests’ prophetic role

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Amoris laetitia

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When too much goodness is bad

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The Easter spirit

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When democracy oversteps

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