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Faith expressed in art

Faith expressed in art

 

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Insight

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The story is told about a senior citizen who asked his drinking buddies, one on his left and one on his right: “Did you spill beer on my pants?” When the two said no, he said: “Then it must have been an inside job!”

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The extra (s)mile

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The story is told about a rapist who was sentenced to life imprisonment. Upon hearing the verdict, he shouted in a rage: “I raped one person. How come the people of the Republic of the Philippines are now all against me?”

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Loving You

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Life is full of surprises. Many things elude my understanding. Many things happen without us knowing why. Therefore, it is not necessary to understand all things; acceptance is the only thing required.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The last thing we remember on Earth . . .

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“What happens after we close our eyes for the last time?”

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Our faith is an unfinished task

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Prof. Randy David has written recently (Inquirer Opinion, 1/9/13) on the Black Nazarene devotion and the contradictions it reveals regarding the role of faith in Philippine society. As always, his is an insightful and incisive analysis. He pulls no punches in taking the Catholic Church to task for failing to make a more substantial impact on public life.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Culture, faith, and the Black Nazarene

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If there is a cultural phenomenon that perhaps perfectly encapsulates the complexity of the Filipino religious psyche, it must be the devotion to the Black Nazarene.  Every year, on a day like this, Jan. 9, almost a million Filipinos from all walks of life participate in the frenzied procession of the statue of the Black [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bouncing back

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The British were impressed.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Christmas messages from the ruins

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Sorrow is just next door. Sorrow can be the word on top of one’s mind while one contemplates the series of tragedies—earthquakes, supertyphoons, storm surges, landslides, road accidents, armed conflicts abroad—that claimed countless Filipino lives and left families in grief while the Christmas season was approaching.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ready and prepared

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The story is told about a wife who informed her husband that her stress level is very high. She quoted her doctor as saying that one option she should consider is to go abroad and spend some time shopping and sightseeing to lower her stress level. The husband responded: “Honey, another option is to see another doctor!”

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gratitude

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The story is told about a group of wives who were instructed during a recollection to send a message of gratitude to their respective husbands. These are some of the responses that the women received: “Are you sick?” “Do you need anything?” “Can you repeat your message, please?” The best one was: “Who you?”

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The faith factor

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The story is told about a man who was selling his dog. The interested buyer wanted to know: “Is he a dog that can be faithful to his master?” The seller replied: “Guaranteed, sir. You see, I have sold him five times already, and he has come back to me five times!”

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

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