Editorial

A paradigm of greed

The long list of local communities devastated by calamities is getting longer by the day.

A deeper issue with moves to change the Charter

Since the term of former President Fidel Ramos until the current dispensation, the maneuvers to change the Charter, largely through Peoples Initiative, has been a consistent political fixture.

What has AI got to do with peace?

At first blush, the message of the Holy Father for the 57th World Day of Peace that is observed every first day of the year, together with the celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Peace”, seems off tangent. For how in the world could AI have anything to do with work for peace?

Is COP28 a cop out?

The world had high expectations when 198 Parties which is composed of 197 countries plus the European Union—constituting a near universal membership—trooped to Dubai for the twenty-eight annual United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP28) from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

Freemasonry

The Freemasons are the largest worldwide oath-bound clandestine society. Although not a religion, it has beliefs, values and rituals that run counter and are profoundly incompatible with the Catholic faith.

The synod and the future governance of the Church

Now that the 2023 Synod of Bishops is over, the crucial task is explaining what it means to faithful. This is a challenging task given the significant buzz generated by the Vatican meeting in traditional and social media and the sinister picture unreasonably and unjustly painted by critics of the “Synod on Synodality.”

‘Pastoral desolation’

In his homily at the opening of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops held at the St. Peter’s Square on October 4, 2023, Pope Francis meditated on “difficult moment in Jesus’ mission.” 

How sincere is China

Another collision incident involving Chinese militia and coast guard vessels harassing Philippine supply boats occurred last October 22 within the 200 mile exclusive economic zone of the Philippines.

The printed word—a thing of the past?

The rapid advancement of technology and the proliferation of digital information sources seem to have made the printed word a thing of the past. Does this mean that from now on we should have smaller libraries and fewer museums? Not at all.

MTRCB is right to show some teeth

The suspension by the Movie and Television Rating and Classification Board (MTRCB) of a popular TV show due to the alleged inappropriate actions of its actors serves as a stark reminder of the need for collective action in protecting the innocence of our youngest...

A personal prelature for Filipino migrants

For a couple of years now the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has been discussing about the possibility of establishing a personal prelature for Filipino migrants,

72 years of defiance?

Already in 1951, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had formally and definitively declared that the alleged Lipa apparition has “no sign of supernatural character or origin.” That declaration was approved by the Holy Father, Pope Pius XII on March 29, 1951.