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Embedded impunity

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The immediate often blurs the significant. Pope Francis’ press conference aboard the plane returning from his South Korea visit is an example.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Commission

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The story is told about a mother superior of a small congregation in a remote village. She was dying and she would not eat or drink anything. One of the nuns saw an Irish whisky in the kitchen and poured a generous amount of it into a glass of milk. When the mother superior tasted it, she took one more sip, then one more until she finished the whole glass! After she said her final instructions and goodbye, she closed her eyes. Suddenly she opened them again and said: “Oh, one more thing: No matter what happens to our congregation, don’t sell that cow!” And with that, she expired, with a smile!

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Reach out

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The story is told about three men who arrived at the gate of heaven almost simultaneously. St. Peter asked them how they died, and the first one said: “When I entered my room, I saw that my belongings had been ransacked, and in a fit of anger I threw the heavy cabinet out of the window, and I had a heart attack.” The second one said: “I was just walking when a cabinet came falling down from above.” And the third one said: “I heard footsteps, and I went inside a cabinet to hide.”

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

Youngsters’ tomorrow

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Filipino Catholic youngsters will join delegations from 29 other Asian countries this week when Pope Francis launches the Sixth Asian Youth Day ceremonies in South Korea.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

200 years of reinvigorated life

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On Aug. 14, the Jesuits celebrate the 200th anniversary of the formal and universal restoration of the Jesuit Order (Order/Society) after being suppressed by the 1773 papal brief Dominus ac Redemptor.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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