THE expression appears in the Acts of the Apostles.
THE bishops’ pastoral exhortation issued after their 117 plenary assembly held this July is replete with biblical references. In its 73 years of existence, this maybe the pastoral statement of the CBCP that has the most biblical quotations.
THESE are inseparable twins, like the two sides of a coin. One cannot be without the other. To be truly free, one has to be responsible. And to be truly responsible, one has to be free.
CARDINAL Tagle is right. We should not be distracted from the real issues and the prevailing problems that are deeply hurting people especially the masses.
THERE’S an interesting episode in the gospel that tells us that truth indeed has many layers and we just have to be careful with our assertions especially when done as if we already know everything.
THEY are killing our flock. They are killing us the shepherds. They are killing our faith. They are cursing our Church. They are killing God again as they did in Calvary.
It used to be that the ‘war zone’ is quite far and remote from us. But now with the new technologies which have made the world smaller and more tightly interconnected, the ‘war zone’ has spread out quite widely and is now quite near to all us, irrespective of where we are. And many times too close for comfort.
What happened in Ireland few days ago was unimaginable two decades ago. In a May 25 referendum, voters decided by a margin of 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent to remove the right to life of the unborn from the constitution. It repealed the Eight Amendment of the Irish Constitution that for ages protected the unborn.
That’s one of the things Pope Francis mentioned in his latest Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate.
THE recently concluded Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan Election have been generally peaceful.
ANOTHER form of fake holiness mentioned in Pope Francis’ “Gaudete et exsultate” is what is known as Pelagianism that also includes its mitigated but still erroneous idea of holiness that is labeled as semi-Pelagianism.
NOBODY knows the motive of the murder of Fr. Mark Ventura. All are conjectures, as yet.