AS Valentine’s Day approaches and advertisers exploit it for marketing gimmicks, it is so easy to scoff at the occasion. It is, indeed, lamentable that Valentine’s Day has degenerated into a commercial gimmick, or worse, nothing more than the celebration of Eros even in its illicit forms.
DURING the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (“CBCP”), our bishops deliberated on issues affecting the Church and the State in order to come up with the much awaited Pastoral Statement which will serve as guide and encouragement to the flock
ANOTHER moral disaster and grave injustice in our society. This time, the children are the innocent victims.
WE have to accept the fact that all of us are notorious for abusing the many good things we receive from God, our Creator and Father.
IN his annual message, during the 52nd year of Peace, Pope Francis dedicated his theme on good politics at the service of peace.
POPE Francis has frequently noted that the Church desires to hear the ideas of young people. In his 2017 letter to youth, one step in the Church’s preparation for the Synod on Youth held on Oct. 3 – 28, 2018, he wrote: “The Church wishes to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism. Make your voice heard, let it resonate in communities and let it be heard by your shepherds of souls.”
The story of the Magi has always been one of my favorite Gospel passages. The journey of wise men from far-off lands to adore the Christ Child has fired up my imagination since I was young
“KILL your bishops, they are useless fools. All they do is criticize.”
A Very Happy and Healthy New Year! I believe that a healthy person is happy and is at peace with the Lord. The year 2018 may have brought us sorrows and frustrations, but let them be drowned by the blessings we received. Let us be thankful and grateful to our Lord.
Each year it is the same greeting: “Happy New Year!” But wait. Is life not an invisible circle, time’s inescapably spiraling web or a veritably repetitious cycle that brings us where we first took off?
Let’s try our best to be men and women of hope, of real, great and abiding hope, which means that we have a clear vision of our ultimate goal in life and are confident that with God’s grace and our effort we can reach it. Let’s beam with hope and not just keep it inside, if only to give our present troubled world some real glow.
Wonder what people normally crave after Christmas—after the last gift is opened, the last fruitcake is consumed, and the last party guest leaves you in peace?