I recall a question articulated by our former Vice President Emmanuel Pelaez many years ago.
When I visited the Cairo Museum two years ago, I found myself looking at the huge statue of Pharaoh Rameses II sitting proudly at the main door.
THE Year of the Youth has just run smack against the corrupt ways of their elders in the recent election realities in the Philippines. Not a few voters or politicians had sold and/ or bought votes.
The mid-term elections was done. The votes had been canvassed. The official results had been released. In the local level, the result was immediately known.
We are children of God, and not his puppets or robots. The freedom he gives us is real freedom because it can even enable us to go against the true nature, source, meaning and purpose of freedom itself. We can use it—or better said, misuse or abuse it—to go against God himself.
In preparing for the 2019 “Year of the Youth,” a three-day conference was sponsored by the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth.
Visita Ad Limina Apostolorum. This is the visit of the Catholic Bishops to the See of St. Peter in Rome. It is supposed to be done every five years
Election day – May 13 – is a few days from now. Not only the COMELEC is to prepare for that big day, nor only the candidates. Every voter should also be prepared. What are they to prepare?
We have been taught in CFC to live out our faith, to consider our faith as an integral part of our being, not merely as a separate compartment of our life.
On April 25, the Board of the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas came out with a statement urging “Lay Groups and Christian Organizations” to lay aside non-partisanship in the coming senatorial elections.
A few weeks from now, all legitimate voters will troop to the polling precincts to elect a new set of public servants or re-elect the incumbents.
I discussed in my last column the importance of preserving and conserving the national heritage, especially the churches in the Philippines. As Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan Diocese said, the heritage of the Church is the heritage of the country.