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 Gerald M. Nicolas
In a coauthored book “On Heaven and Earth,” the future pope, then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, hit the nail on the head by offering an alternative understanding of the oft-abused and misused term “charity.” From a Catholic perspective, he says, “Christian charity is the love of God and neighbor. It can begin with aid, but it cannot stop at fundraising events. These are things that are called works of charity when, in reality, they are social-conscience calming activities. These kinds of programs are carried out in order to feel good about oneself, but love always requires a person to go out from himself, to truly give oneself to others… There is no charity without love, and if vanity is part of helping the needy, there is no love; it is feigned charity.”
By Conrado de Quiros
I’m a fan. In but four months, Pope Francis has given more relevance to Christianity than his predecessors have done in 40 years. At least he has given Christianity back its spirit. The Christ of the Bible was one who walked with fishermen and at least one well-known prostitute, spoke with beggars and lepers, and [...]
Carmelita Roxas Natividad’s commentary (“A new spirituality,” Opinion, 6/20/13) suggests that we look for a new way of religion: a new way of prayer to replace novenas and the rosary—that is, a prayer life incorporated into one’s way of life and moral obligations, a new way of relationships, accepting all people without any bias.
Tumpak po ang March 23 editorial (“Lawyer-dominated society”) ninyo. Sapul po kaming mga lawyers.