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On the papal encyclical “Saved by hope” (revised)

In Benedict XVI, Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Critique, Faith, God, Grace, Love, Opinion, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on November 30, 2007 at 21:17

The Holy See has just published Spe salvi, the new encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI. Dealing with the Christian doctrine of hope, it can be found on the Vatican website, or through the link on Papal Encyclicals.net. The following, of course, presupposes that one has read or will thereafter read the new document. Read the rest of this entry »

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To solve crisis, GMA must resign, says Kapatiran Party

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Constitution, Democracy, Law, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on November 29, 2007 at 09:41

The present unrest will not stop unless there is a change in the national executive leadership… the immediate resignation of the President and the Vice President… Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking News: Another coup d’etat?

In Democracy, Manila, Military, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on November 29, 2007 at 04:23

Right now, they are reportedly walking  along Ayala Avenue, M-16s, uniforms and all, trying to stoke another “People Power” uprising against the Arroyo autocracy…  Read the rest of this entry »

Of Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy: Which is the true Church?

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Medieval, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Theology, Tradition on November 17, 2007 at 17:28

Both sides share the blame for the separation; and yet there is still only one Church, hence Pope John Paul II’s fervent wish that the Church breathe again with her two lungs… Read the rest of this entry »

The Batasan bombing: a shocking defiance

In Asia, Democracy, Life, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Terrorism, Thoughts on November 14, 2007 at 10:11

The bombing was not only an attempt at mass murder but a national lese majeste, an brazen act of political sacrilege that makes us shudder for its confidence and contempt… Read the rest of this entry »

Of intellectuals and Philippine politics

In Blogging, Christianity, Church, Constitution, Culture, Debate, Democracy, History, Law, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society, Thoughts on November 6, 2007 at 06:03

…to reform Philippine politics, we need to propose measures that realistically answer its problems in light of actual circumstances… Read the rest of this entry »

Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop and confessor

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Education, Europe, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Medieval, News, Opinion, Orthodoxy, Religion, Spirituality on November 6, 2007 at 04:16

…when the Jacobin Revolution threatened to destroy the Church, it was the institutional legacy of Borromeo that did most to help her survive… Read the rest of this entry »