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An endless search for peace

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Pius XI was pope from 1922. He had inherited the vestiges of the problems that had led to World War I and he could already see new problems that would eventually plunge the world into World War II. Against the background of this looming tragedy, he wrote his 1925 encyclical “Quas Primas,” setting up the feast of Christ the King, which we celebrated Sunday.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Scraps

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The story is told about a boy who put a $1 bill into the collection basket. Just then the man behind him tapped him on the shoulder and handed him a $20 bill, which the boy promptly dropped into the collection basket.  Looking back, the boy said: “You’re generous man, sir.” The man answered: “Son, [...]

Posted: August 13th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Overspeeding, overloading

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The story is told about a mother superior and three nuns who were stopped by a traffic policeman for overspeeding. The mother superior contested the allegation, stating that they were religious, and that God was with them, including the Blessed Mother and their patron saint. To which the policeman replied: “In that case, I will also fine you for overloading.”

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The secret

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The story is told about a young lion that asked his mother: “Where is happiness?”  The mother lion responded: “On your tail.” Upon hearing this, the young lion started chasing his tail, and spent the whole day doing so. Seeing the young lion tired and exhausted, the mother lion said: “Son, you don’t chase happiness. [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

So loved

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Did you notice how single ladies would come together to catch the bridal flower because it is said that the one who catches it would be the next bride? Just wondering – would people do the same if this were done in funerals? * * * Today is Trinity Sunday. In today’s Gospel (Jn. 3,16) [...]

Posted: June 19th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The mandate

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“MABUTI PA ang tanghali, tapat.” * * * “Tanghaling tapat!” Loosely translated into English, this Tagalog expression speaks about being sincere, honest and clear like the noonday sun. In today’s Gospel (Mt. 28, 16-20) Jesus’ Ascension mandate to His disciples is clear: “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name [...]

Posted: June 5th, 2011 in Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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