By Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD
The story is told about an old fellow who fell in love with a lady. He got down on one knee and told her there were two things he wanted to ask her.
Biblical accounts tell us that God Himself resorted to the penalty of death as a method of eliminating evil among men. Take the Noah’s Ark story. For the transgressions of men, God flooded the earth for 40 days and nights, sparing only Noah’s family because of its righteousness.
By Denis Murphy
Poverty rates remain very high in the Philippines, despite its recent economic successes. As in other countries, the rich, and the rich alone, have benefited from economic growth. Some of the country’s children have all the food, comfort, education opportunities, recreation and travel they need, while others, the greater number, are hungry, often stunted, live in crowded, violent neighborhoods, and can’t benefit from school because they are often hungry, lethargic and unmotivated.
I WOULD like to thank Rina Jimenez-David for her Dec. 7 column titled “Not God’s will.”
By Conrado de Quiros
I cringed when I heard newly appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speak of owing her mandate to heaven. Her exact words were: “Gratitude has to be given to God… the promotion came from him alone.”