THE recent meeting in Rome on clerical sex abuse called by Pope Francis and attended by presidents of bishops’ conferences from all over the world and by representatives of union of superior generals has highlighted the seriousness as well as the global reach of this crisis.
Disney’s second installment of Wreck It Ralph, once again delivers another smashing message about relationships and adds a timely lesson on how the Internet can either help human bonds to grow or, end sadly.
It is Lent. It is, by intention, a time of penance and prayer; ordinary Filipinos know it as such. In 2019 Philippines it is also campaign season for the May 13 elections.
The incorrupt heart relic of St. Camillus of Lellis visited our Diocese of Kalookan; the second time that the Relic visited the Philippines, the first was in 2013.
If there’s a skill which is fundamentally indispensable in life, it is the art of praying. When we really manage to pray, we would truly be in touch and in union with God.
IN preparation for the Synod on the Youth, Pope Francis held a personal dialogue with the youth. He took questions from young people; he began his response, centering on the word: “dreams.”
AN important question must be asked, does the “war on terror” make us any safer? Critics argue that the “war on terror” has unfortunately left us less safe, with some going as far as claiming that it is precisely the leading cause of terrorism.
One is G.K. Chesterton’s “The Donkey.” The poem says he was born “when fishes flew and forests walked/and figs grew upon thorn/Some moment when the moon was blood.”
LAST October, I moved to my new assignment in the Diocese of Kalookan. Responding to the invitation of Bishop Ambo Virgilio David, the Jesuits gave a concrete yes to help the poorest of the poor in his diocese in the midst of increasing incidence of extra-judicial killings.
THE Roman Catholic Church, no doubt, is engulfed in an often distressing crisis locally and around the world.
ESPECIALLY in discussing highly contentious issues, like the political and social ones, all parties involved should try to be both delicate and tough. This is how we can conduct our discussions in a way that is positive, fruitful and constructive.
SOMETIMES my email inbox yields something so precious that I feel it must reach as many eyes and ears as possible.