This refers to Jocelyn R. Uy’s article, “Parents plant seeds of corruption–Tagle” (News, 6/11/14), which hits the nail on the head.
By Rina Jimenez-David
Of course he was singing in front of a “home” audience, and in his “home,” the Manila Cathedral.
This refers to the article “Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it” (Front page, 4/17/14). Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle “urged the faithful to enter the very institutions most prone to corruption, abuse, cheating,” and to “align their affairs” with the “way of God.”
The Philippine Bar Association supports the opposition of the bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Manila, led by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, to the proposed Manila Bay Reclamation Project on scientific, legal and moral grounds. There are scientific findings that the project poses serious geological hazards arising from worsening floods and high tide invasions, surges and storm waves from passing typhoons; and liquefaction during earthquakes that could destroy buildings in coastal areas.
We were at the SVD Dinner for the Missions held last March at Elements, Centris, Quezon City, which featured Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and CNN Vatican correspondent John Allen Jr. in a “conversation.” But for the time constraint, we wanted to ask the cardinal whether he agreed with Pope Francis’ position stated, on many occasions, that it’s time Catholic Church leaders and prelates moved away from being obsessed with doctrinal matters, rituals and rules (with respect to homosexuals, abortion, contraception, divorce, etc.) to manifesting simplicity, understanding, compassion and mercy toward the faithful, especially the poor. This, we think, largely sums up the essence of the “Francis effect” that Allen was referring to.