Fear, panic, paranoia

Fear, of course, is one of our emotions. It is our natural reaction when we perceive something to be a danger to us or is so incomprehensible that we feel helpless. Fear is one of our natural and instantaneous defense mechanisms.

Corona virus silver lining

Black clouds signify dark and even stormy times are coming. But at the edge of the dark clouds one can see a silver lining which show that not everything is black and behind the darkness there is the sun shining.

When education fails

When need to have a clear idea of what makes authentic education and what makes it fail.

The Kaliwa Dam solution

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines came up with a rather strong statement clamoring to stop the Kaliwa Dam project. 

Side tracking Lent

The fear of the spread of the corona virus, now named COVID-19, is affecting our lives, not only our entertainments and our travels, but also our church activities.

Fake news, media bias, media creations

We need to be fully warned and armed everytime we pick up nowadays a newspaper, or listen to talk shows on TV and read through the many postings on the social media.

Do not be afraid but take care

The 2019 n-Corona Virus is now the concern all over the world. It has spread so fast. It was detected only last December in Wuhan China and already it has infected 17,480 people in 15 countries causing 362 deaths…

Not too slow and thoughtless

To borrow from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue, indigenous people

Our bishops have declared the Year 2020 as the Year of Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue, and Indigenous People. This is part of the preparation for the celebration of the 5th centennial of the Christianization of our country in 2021.

Our apostolic identity

We need to process this basic truth of faith about ourselves, channeling and assimilating it into our very consciousness and instincts, because we often take this essential aspect of our identity for granted.