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Oyez! Oyez! The Supreme Court and RH

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“Oyez! Oyez! Rise! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the Philippines, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting!”

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

Vatican II at 50: Laity speak out on RH

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Are Catholics who disagree with the Philippine bishops’ condemnation of the reproductive health bill bad Catholics? The bishops’ statements would have the public believe so. Yet Vatican II documents will affirm that in advocating passage of the RH bill, the laity are indeed playing their proper roles in Church reform.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Women in Church: ‘sense of the faithful’

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In a recent article (BusinessWorld, 2/21/12), UP economist, Dr. Ernesto Pernia laments: “The [Catholic] Church today remains top-down, authoritarian, and dismissive of the voice of the laity. This is particularly so in the Philippines where the laity prefer to stay silent and be seen as submissive to Church authority.” He recalls Cardinal John Henry Newman’s [...]

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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