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Moving on

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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?!

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Mother church of all churches’ reopens

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After two years of retrofitting, restoration and renovation, the Manila Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, or Manila Cathedral for short, reopened on April 9 with a eucharistic celebration presided over by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lying at the Pope’s expense

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There are two ways of reading the meeting of Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama at the Vatican. The first is to read it as it actually happened, and that is what the terse communiqué from the Holy See did. The second is to read it from one’s bias, and that is what Obama himself did.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

May Pope’s words guide high court

May our Supreme Court justices be inspired by the words of our Pope Francis who said that the Catholic Church’s teachings can have new interpretation according to the “signs of the times.”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Best way to prepare for meaningful Christmas

This refers to Asuncion David Maramba’s commentary ( “How will the CBCP handle this?” Opinion, 12/2/13) on the Vatican’s instruction to “national bishops’ conferences around the world to conduct a wide-ranging poll of Catholics asking their opinions on Church teachings.” To appreciate better the Church’s stand on moral issues such as the use of contraceptives [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Our Bohol

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Jacinto Mandal, the police chief of Loon, Bohol, was at work at the police station when the temblor struck. Rushing outside, he saw people spilling out of their homes onto the streets, screaming.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

17 words

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“If we let ourselves be drawn into these discussions, the Church is then identified with certain commandments or prohibitions; we give the impression that we are moralists with a few somewhat antiquated convictions, and not even a hint of the true greatness of the faith appears. I therefore consider it essential always to highlight the greatness of our faith—a commitment from which we must not allow such situations to divert us.”

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,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 »

Justice’s two voices

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Most people I talked with appreciated Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle’s impassioned critique of the pork barrel scam and his low-key presence at the Aug. 26 Luneta rally. His actions raise once again the question of how the Catholic Church should address the problems facing people in society today, especially the problems of social justice.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What man has put together

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The battle lines are being drawn in Congress. That’s between Church and State, and that’s over divorce.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

See Church as continuation of Christ

I congratulate Carmelita Roxas Natividad for being a faithful follower of the Roman Catholic Church (“A new spirituality,” Opinion, 6/20/13).

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

What am I?

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The article of Asuncion David Maramba, “Spiritual but not religious” (Opinion, 4/26/13), set me to thinking about what I am.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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