WE are now in Easter time.
POPE Francis, known as the “people’s pope,” has entered the sixth year of his pontificate (March 13, 2013-2018). He has often spoken insightfully on priests and religious. In his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Francis invites...
EASTER is a mystery. In spite of all the predictions of Jesus that he will rise again, all his closest disciples were disheartened by his death and disbelieved the news that he was risen.
EVERYBODY needs a hero! Unfortunately, heroes are getting harder to find these days, not only because it takes a lot of sacrifice to become one, but also due to a massive campaign to change the concept of a hero.
Life is the greatest gift on earth. Life is a blessing nobody can deny. Life can be in any form—the life of a person, the life of Mother Nature, the life of a marriage.
BISHOPS and priests are neither lawyers nor jurists. Legal matters are not their field of competence. This is usually the battle cry of those who tell bishops and priests to “stay out of politics”.
WE’VE seen them on TV and videos. We have seen the anguish, anger, and unbearable fear of young people who survived. One survivor who was being interviewed, just faltered: “I can’t do it, I’m sorry, I can’t,” as he choked and walked away.
I’M referring to St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and the foster father of Christ. His greatness lies in his simplicity and in the simple role he carried out with so much diligence in the life of the Holy Family and of the whole world.
ISN’T it ironic that on March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph—family man par excellence who chose not to divorce Mary, the mother of Jesus
How dare Duterte reject the Rome Statutes and get the Philippines out of the International Criminal Court! He is not the Philippines! Can treaties and ties of the country be simply severed at the whim of one man – even if he be the president – especially one whose interest is not of the country but only his?
NEW evangelization necessitates a pastoral planning or a concrete plan in any level: parochial, diocesan or even national.
THE bullet-riddled corpses sprawl on the sidewalks, the dark alleys or inside the shanties