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Let us pray for Cory Aquino (updated)

In Constitution, Democracy, EDSA, Faith, History, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Prayer on March 24, 2008 at 19:38

She has earned not only our gratitude but our enduring love; and so the nation owes her all the prayer and support we can muster… Read the rest of this entry »

He is truly risen! On the meaning of Easter

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Life, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on March 23, 2008 at 15:47

The mystery of the Resurrection is, to modern society, one of the most incomprehensible mysteries of Christianity Read the rest of this entry »

Why I miss old-fashioned corruption

In Asia, Corruption, Democracy, Economics, Ethics, Government, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Satire, Society on March 15, 2008 at 16:39

Whereas hypocrisy once honored delicadeza by keeping bribes low and quiet, today’s corruption is garapalan, reaching dizzying heights of rates and ostentation… Read the rest of this entry »

A martyred bishop of a martyred church

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Culture War, Faith, God, Grace, Human Rights, Iraq, Islam, Media, News, Opinion, Politics, Terrorism, War on March 15, 2008 at 04:51

Woe to us who let them suffer! For their witness is holy, but our indifference is an atrocity that is little short of unspeakable… Read the rest of this entry »

Salvation: What do Catholics believe?

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Religion, Theology, Thomism on March 9, 2008 at 22:44

In the classical view, salvation is our transformation by grace into children of God, which thus completes our God-given nature; and yes, Catholics do believe in sola gratia… Read the rest of this entry »

Is Impeachment Better than People Power?

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, EDSA, Ethics, Government, Law, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Theology, Thomism on March 3, 2008 at 19:32

No person should decide her own case; but with her control of the House, isn’t it really the President judging her own impeachment? Read the rest of this entry »

Sustaining people power (from Writer’s Block)

In Constitution, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on March 2, 2008 at 00:39

Well, we had momentum, more than once, and even now. What we do not have is inertia; we had momentum, but we did not sustain it… Read the rest of this entry »

To L.C., on Luther and Protestantism

In Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Debate, Faith, God, Grace, Protestantism, Religion, Salvation, Theology on March 2, 2008 at 00:08

By way of commentary, therefore, I’ll be writing a series of posts on the theological and historical background of the Protestant Movement… Read the rest of this entry »