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A humbler Church

Five months before the election of Pope Francis, two Philippine archbishops preached the gospel of humility before a worldwide assembly of their fellow bishops.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Deepest darkness

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Some days ago, an American professor at Harvard Divinity School caused quite a stir by claiming to have come into the possession of a fragment of an ancient scroll that seemed to indicate that Jesus Christ was married. There’s a part there, says Karen King, that says, “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife.’”

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lamentation for Manila 2014

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Situated just after the prophecies of Jeremiah in the Old Testament, the Book of Lamentations tells of the terrible destruction and sorrow in Jerusalem after the city was conquered by the Babylonians, and the Jewish leaders taken into captivity in 586-520 BC.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Food for thought for the Holy Week

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The message of this Holy Week acquires a deeper significance in the light of the Supreme Court’s decision declaring the Reproductive Health (RH) Law constitutional except for eight provisions related to penalizing parties who do not comply for reason of religious beliefs.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Son of God’ is a profoundly moving movie experience

My Hanky was dry when I entered the theater. Two and a half hours later, I went out refreshed, recharged and feeling washed.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

On death and dying

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The story is told about family members who were preparing for the burial of their loved one and were perturbed when the lector said: “Let us pray for the INTERNAL rest of our brother and for the REFUSE of his soul.” It did not help any when the priest, in his homily, using the analogy of the peanut to explain death, pointed at the coffin and said: “Brothers and sisters, what we see here is just the SHELL. The NUT is gone!”

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Knowing You and seeing You!

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Question: What did the mother fish say to her young who was lost and finally found after a lot of searching? Answer: “Anak, isda you?”

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Conflicts best resolved via peaceful means

The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), made up of more than 30,000 congregations nationwide, follows Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, who sees loving one’s neighbor as an expression of loving God, for which reason He rejected violence and vengeance even against one’s enemies.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Humility and generosity

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The story is told about a bus driver who was offered a handful of peanuts by an old lady seated at the choice seat behind him. He gratefully accepts and munches on them. Soon after, the old lady gives him another handful of peanuts. The third time she does this, the driver finally asks her why she keeps giving him peanuts. The lady’s reply: “That’s because I have no teeth, and I just love the chocolates around them.”

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

More than talk

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Someone once said that before marriage it is the man who talks and the woman who listens, that after marriage it is the wife who talks, and the husband who listens, and that in time they both talk and the neighbors listen.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Seeing things His way

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The story is told of a woman who returned the eyeglasses she had bought for her husband. When the doctor asked her what the problem was, she replied: “He still does not see things my way.”

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Travel light

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Here’s a funny text message I received. Bahasa Malaysia is the national language of Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia is the national language of Indonesia. And Bahasa Manila? No, that’s not the national language of the Philippines! Every time it rains, it is baha sa (flooded in) Manila.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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