I write this to suggest to my fellow Filipinos who call ourselves Catholics that we all unite to show our warm welcome for Pope Francis when he comes to the country next year.
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
That is what major change does—it makes everyone stand on dangerous grounds.
By Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD
The story is told about a man who informed his wife that he was taking the 9 a.m. flight to Shanghai. Unfortunately, the plane crashed and neither the plane nor the survivors could be found. The end? No. because instead of taking the 9 a.m. flight to Shanghai, the husband took the 9 a.m. flight to Osaka, Japan, with his girlfriend. He is alive! The problem is: How will he explain that to his wife?!
By Rina Jimenez-David
Palm Sunday, was, for me, always a day of anticipation. First, the gathering of the faithful in churches, carrying palm fronds folded, bent, decorated in fanciful shapes. Then, waiting for the priest to arrive, followed by acolytes bearing at times a small silver urn filled with holy water, with a ball-tipped rod with which to sprinkle the palms and the people. (Nowadays, a squeezable plastic bottle will also do.)