By Rossielle Manicad
I believe in God. For all its worth, I attend Mass every week. I serve in our charismatic community and I believe Someone higher is responsible for my ups and I, for my downs.
Nation-state is a relatively new concept in the Middle East. This geographic demarcation is an invention of the region’s British and French occupiers. But it is a concept that Muslims around the world do not believe. As Bernard Lewis says, “Muslims tend to see not a nation subdivided into religious groups but a religion subdivided into nations.”
I write this to suggest to my fellow Filipinos who call ourselves Catholics that we all unite to show our warm welcome for Pope Francis when he comes to the country next year.
By Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD
The story is told about a woman who was about to place her bet at a casino table. An attractive gentleman beside her whispered to her: “Bet your age, madam.” To impress him, she put her bet on number 25. When number 30 came out, she collapsed.
By Juan L. Mercado
The immediate often blurs the significant. Pope Francis’ press conference aboard the plane returning from his South Korea visit is an example.