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.

A murky human rights landscape

The “Night Falls On The Philippines” cover story of Time in September of 2016 has become even murkier as the world observed the International Human Rights Day this December 10, 2019. 

Revisiting priestly celibacy

With the promulgation of Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, “Vos  estis lux mundi,” we need not only to review the reason for priestly celibacy but also and more importantly to find more ways of how to live that priestly ideal in these times when shameful scandals have stained the face of the Church.

Looking up to the ‘land of interreligious dialogue’

The recent apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Thailand and Japan certainly gives boost to the upcoming Year of the Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples, which will be ushered by Filipino Catholics on the First Sunday of Advent. 

Let’s be scandal-proof

We cannot deny that there are many scandals around that can rob us of our desire to do constructive things, often nipping it in the bud.