THE Pinoy version was launched last September 13 during the book fair at the SMXC. Since then many have made comments about it, both for and against.
We thank the Lord that Super Typhoon Ompong, with international name Mangkhut, did not really cause great havoc in the Philippines.
THERE is a link between Mary and the ministerial priesthood which is not only devotional but, we could also say, essential.
“A society of men is just only if it obeys You.” —St. Augustine
O blessed times, how complicated and complex you have become. You never fail to make new challenges to us.
“What’s that thing plastered on your back—Salonpas?” a male colleague in the newsroom asked. “Oh that? It’s a scapular.”
In his straightforward language, Pope Francis challenges “all the members of the Church [to] come out of yourselves and go forth to the existential peripheries. ‘Go into all the world’; these were the last words which Jesus spoke to his followers and which he continues to address to us (cf. Mk 16:15).”
IN anything that we do, let’s see to it that our intentions are pure.
Most of the casualties from Typhoon Ompong or Mangkhut, particularly in Itugon, Benguet, are from very poor communities that depend on small-scale mining to make ends meet.
POPE Francis brought out the clarion call in his encyclical Laudato Si: Hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. These cries are loud and clear in these days.
THE word, “profiling,” has a bad connotation in the US that is severely torn by conflicts due to issues of race, gender, reproductive rights, politics, ideology, etc.
OUR Church here in the Philippines is now two-thirds way through its 2018 celebration of the “Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.”