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Anti-dynasty or anti-democracy?

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I am not sure who started what, whether political dynasties co-opted Church leaders or Church dynasties nurtured political dynasties. I guess that the history of societies would give us the final clue on who began dynasties – the agents of God or the agents of the State.   Religious rivalries have often brought out different […]

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Snarling prosecutors turn into purring kittens

“BEGONE! GET thee behind me, Satan!” Jesus angrily told the devil when the latter took him to the mountaintop and tempted him with all the kingdoms and riches of the world, according to the biblical narrative by St. Matthew (4:2-8). Yet, Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos would accept “money or a vehicle” from the […]

Posted: August 9th, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Inspiring example: Bishop Guerrero of San Fernando

THIS IS in connection with Randy David’s column “State support for religion.” (Inquirer, 7/7/11) I fully agree with what he said about Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos: “From the way he has conducted himself, it is clear that the bishop is no less a politician than the patron who showers him with gifts. He […]

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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