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This time, beware of snowballing

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I will not talk of the legal grounds over which the “impeach the President” movers are scrambling. I am part of the vast majority of “nonlegalistic” persons: TV-watching, reading, understanding enough to know what’s going on, but not knowledgeable enough to write one word on the intricacies of the law and the Constitution.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

How will the CBCP handle this?

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What good news! Last month I asked, “Will the Francis wave flow to our shores?” Now comes the Vatican instruction to “national bishops’ conferences around the world to conduct a wide-ranging poll of Catholics asking their opinions on Church teachings.” The Vatican said the instruction should be disseminated “immediately, as widely as possible, to deaneries and parishes so that input from local sources can be received.”

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Will the Francis wave flow to our shores?

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“A big heart open to God,” Pope Francis’ interview by Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, for 16 Jesuit publications, released a wave of reactions worldwide, ecstatic over the appearance of a beachhead.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Cafeteria Catholics are serious Catholics’

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Friend Dita said that, and I repeat it because “cafeteria Catholics” who exercise a degree of selection as to what they will follow are said to do so for convenience or plain disobedience.   They have been around for a long time except that now, their presence is so widespread that we cannot just look […]

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

High hopes for the laity, too?

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Beyond the Francis-mania, do the laity making up 99 percent of the Church hope to become more than followers and assistants of the hierarchy? Or are they content with the status quo? In our country, the answer is “yes” and “no.”

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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