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‘Miracle’ at Edsa?

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I am uncomfortable with throwing around the word “miracle” too easily. In many cases I prefer to speak of Divine Providence, working in history and bringing together a series of contingent—might have been different—events and human decisions to bring about a definite outcome. Let us look at the Edsa 1986 event and some of the happenings and decisions that led to it.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A discerning Church

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DON’T EXPECT Pope Francis to soften the Church’s teaching on abortion anytime soon. In a talk last Sept. 20 to gynecologists, he insisted: “Every unborn child, condemned unjustly to being aborted, has the face of the Lord, who before being born, and then when he was just born, experienced the rejection of the world.”

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Walking the thin line

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Has Cardinal Luis Tagle been reading Inquirer columnist Randy David? Seems so, from an interview with Juan Pablo Salud published in Philippines Graphic (Jan. 27).

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

Why I shall spoil my ballot

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Yes, I am still an American citizen, waiting these many years for permanent-resident status as a step toward Philippine citizenship. I follow American political developments, although not as closely as those of my adopted country.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

88 and counting, but slowly

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Sadness and satisfaction. Two feelings struggle within me as our institute turns over the feeding program at Nazareno Chapel in Payatas to the local parish. Sadness because it means closing the book on our earliest social program there, one that has occupied my time and attention for some 25 years. Satisfaction because the parish of Our Lady of Divine Providence is ready to take over.

Posted: June 25th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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