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Lent, seeing the light in darkness

We are now again the in season of Lent. It’s important that we know how to see the good, bright and happy side of this season that otherwise is usually considered as dark, and also associated almost exclusively with pain, suffering and sacrifice. We need to confront...

Family as Center of Evangelization

In his The Joy of Love, Pope Francis focuses on a wide variety of pastoral challenges facing families in the contemporary world; the Pope admits that he does not have answers for every situation and is not presenting a comprehensive plan for all families. Yet, relying...

Counterproposal:  Don’t tax quality schools

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez apparently wants the government to tax the income that Catholic schools are generating from tuition and other fees.   In so doing he has asked the BIR to study how the government can collect taxes from schools run by religious institutions....

Tax the Church-run schools?

Well, that’s their call; it’s always the government’s prerogative to do that–especially if they can prove that some Religious congregations and Dioceses are already running schools mainly for business & profit.

Is Death Penalty allowed by the Church?

DELIBERATIONS in Congress about the death penalty have shifted to the moral and ethical implications of the measure. It has come to a point where the stand of the Church seemed paramount for its re-imposition. I’m afraid that pro-death penalty congressmen are simply...

God-Talk in Political Discourse

THERE has been a lot of reference to God lately in the speeches and statements of some politicians. The president, who is fond of cursing those who oppose him, injects religious language in his political discourse. He believes that his ascendancy to the presidency is...

We suffered a victory!

Collection Box   The overwhelming, high trust rating of the President seems to imply that Mr. Duterte is doing what is right for the country. Some, though, easily questioned the integrity of surveys and even downplayed their worth. But the President’s devoted...

Joyful at 25

Spaces of Hope   It is difficult to contain my joy. When I first met some Tokhang surrenderers of Barangay Subangdako in Mandaue City, they were unkempt and could not even look you in the eye, their eyes seemingly always downcast. They just mumbled their answers,...

Yes to the culture of life

Duc in Altum   The Walk for Life initiated by the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (or LAIKO), headed by its president Mrs. Zenaida Capistrano, was a huge success. The turn-out of participants was beyond expectation. The number of those who registered reached...

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