Editorial

A very profound concern

EVEN but elementary knowledge and conviction will readily affirm that the CBCP would not in any way approve much less promote illegal drug manufacture, trade and/or use.

Age of criminal liability

Specifically in the matter of good manners and right conduct, one of the now well existent big predicament of young people up to fifteen years old sadly consists in their personal witnessing of the truly bad manners and really wrong conduct of older individuals—be...

Developing love for the Church

Nowadays, with love itself being distorted by detaching it from its true source, pattern and end, this duty to love the Church is getting urgent. We should love the Church by knowing more about its nature and purpose, and the implications and consequences that such...

Grave concern

“We, your Bishops, are deeply concerned due to the many deaths and killings in the campaign against drugs.  This traffic in illegal drugs needs to be stopped and overcome.  But the solution does not lie in the killing of suspected drug users and pushers.”  (CBCP...

Change by death

The change that Filipinos were groaning for after many years of suffering from misgovernance and corruption by past administrations may not be coming that easy after all. Simplistically, all that the well-meaning citizens wanted was a government that would address...

Illegal drugs and illegal killings

In a two-page and a half Statement dated 30 January 2017, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), among other things, said the following: We are deeply concerned due to many deaths and killings in the campaign against prohibited drugs. This traffic...

The life agendum

Like the pastoral letter that was read in parishes nationwide a few Sundays ago, the Walk for Life that was held at the Quirino Grandstand last Saturday has generated thousands of bashers and trolls in social media. As usual these online haters--or propagandists, if...

Out of touch

  A palace functionary was quoted recently as saying, “The officials of the (CBCP) are apparently out of touch with the sentiments of the faithful who overwhelmingly support the changes in the Philippines—turning the nation into a safer place for families,...

Developing a Christian perspective

We need to develop a proper framework and angle for all our thoughts, views and reactions to things. Especially these days when many confusing elements present themselves, we cannot remain oblivious to this need. We need to have a good sense of perspective. The sense...

Interpreting a president

The Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) issued a statement of late addressed to the Government’s Communications Secretary who accused them of misreporting the President’s talk on martial law. “We take exception to the statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin...

When practicality competes with piety

These two values should go together. When they happen to be in conflict, and especially when we give more importance to practicality than to piety, it could only mean one thing—that our priorities have gone awry. We have chosen to be a Martha instead of a Mary. But...

Culture of death

Becoming more often noted and lamented upon, the culture of death in the country is becoming a day and night fact, an already common and expected phenomenon. So it is that instead of the preservation and enhancement of life, it is the nonchalance to day-and-night...

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