By Rina Jimenez-David
Only one name is needed to explain why “The Trial,” Star Cinema’s latest offering, will be a hit. And that is John Lloyd Cruz, a certified “bankable” actor in both the small and big screens, even if in this movie he portrays a character far removed from his usual persona.
By Bernie V. Lopez
Perhaps many are asking why there is so much fuss in the Vatican over a seemingly “minor” topic as the “family,” which is being tackled in the global gathering of bishops on Oct. 5-19.
By Randy David
Starting today, Oct. 5, Catholic bishops from all over the world are congregating in Rome to discuss for the next two weeks the situation of the family in the contemporary world and the pastoral challenges this poses for the Church “in the context of evangelization.” This extraordinary synod reflects the substance and style of Pope Francis’ leadership of the Catholic Church. It is expressly consultative and collegial. And, judging from the working documents and discussion papers that have been circulated ahead of the synod, the sessions appear to throw open for discussion many Church teachings and practices that have alienated large numbers of the Catholic faithful.
By Natasha Victorino
She started working for my family at 16, too young and barely educated.
By Maria Selena Remulla-Fortun
Grief is a confusing thing. Especially when you’re in another country and you wake up, blearily check the messages on your computer, and read the news that makes you bolt straight out of bed. You have no choice but to fast-forward through the stages—from denial to depression and straight to acceptance. Well, with a little bit of anger thrown in. It’s frustrating to be away from your loved ones, and you’re expected to forget about how everyone’s coping with the tragedy that has just occurred back home—and to enjoy yourself. It’s strange and it’s selfish, and the timing cannot be any worse.