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Shallow and narrow

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The story is told about a man who went to a drug store to buy vitamins for his child. When asked if he was looking for Vitamin A, or B, or C, his response was: “It does not matter. My little boy still doesn’t know the alphabet, anyway.”

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The quotable Pope: 7 ‘astonishing’ statements

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Reading various interviews that Pope Francis has granted since at least 2009 (when he was still archbishop of Buenos Aires), I have realized that behind the pastor with the common touch is a priest of deep culture and massive learning. Three sets of interviews, in particular, reveal a man with a sure sense of self and a certain, expressive, style.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Generosity 101

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Last week I told a confrere who was a little hard of hearing that I was invited to lead a pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece, and the Holy Land. He looked at me and said, “Yes, when you eat turkey, you will have grease on your hands.”

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pope Francis and the family in crisis

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Perhaps many are asking why there is so much fuss in the Vatican over a seemingly “minor” topic as the “family,” which is being tackled in the global gathering of bishops on Oct. 5-19.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Remembering the old ‘La Naval’

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To me, October invariably brings memories of “La Naval de Manila”—a novena and procession celebrated to honor Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary at Santo Domingo Church. I’m not referring to the one in Quezon City but to the old Gothic Santo Domingo in Intramuros that was destroyed during the Liberation of Manila in 1945.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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