THE family remains a cause for concern. How to develop truly Christian families is a challenge for the Church when the family as an institution has been weakened due to migration, reduced size, and the influence of a globalized culture and technology.
FOR a rather longer than the usual time period the Assistant Secretary to the Presidential Communications Office once more made the headlines on the heels of another controversy.
WHY is the church meddling in politics? We often hear this question, with a tone of reproach in it. We need to clarify some basic understanding in this question. What is and who is the church? What is politics?
WE need to be able to distinguish between the two. They notoriously look alike, but one is genuine while the other is fake.
DAVAO CITY, August 7, 2018— What had been mere speculation weeks ago is now a reality: President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to found a new religion.
IN this year (2018), which the Philippine Church dedicates to “Clergy and Consecrated Persons,” we are enriched by reflecting on “Consecrated Life” as we employ the insights of Pope Francis in his 2014 letter to all consecrated persons.
On August 3, news media both within and outside the Church circles were abuzz with the headline that Pope Francis just “changed” the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty.
RECENTLY, I ventured into an electronic jungle called the Facebook or FB. This began when I posted an Open Letter to President Duterte. The short letter began this way:
DATELINE: Los Angeles, California—After careful deliberations, discussions and reflections, our shepherds had spoken.
IRENEUS of Antioch fought against the Gnostics because his main priority was the unity of the Church and therefore of the presbyterium.
FIRST, credit is due to the chief executive’s people for steering him to a “cursing-free” content and delivery (at least, from my standpoint) of the written piece.
THE story of the Trojan Horse is interesting. After years of siege, the Greek could not penetrate the city of Troy, until they came up with an idea of making a big horse as a peace offering.