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The Resurrection and the modern world

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 24, 2011 at 23:06

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made newRead the rest of this entry »

Why Earth Hour is Bad for the Earth

In Capitalism, Culture, Distributism, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Life, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Values on March 26, 2011 at 19:26

Unless we actually change our buying and using behavior, any other “solution” is, in fact, worse than useless, because it diverts our energies while achieving nothing of any objective value. Read the rest of this entry »

The contemporary-ness of Easter

In Atheism, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Environment, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Religion, Science, Spirituality on April 5, 2010 at 09:48

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made new Read the rest of this entry »

So tired of Anti-Catholicism

In Atheism, BBC, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture, Culture War, Debate, Europe, Faith, History, Islam, Medieval, Pius XII, Pro-Life, Protestantism, Religion, Review, Science, Secularism, Stephen Fry, Values on November 12, 2009 at 02:15

Or, The Immaturity of the West: Will millions of Catholic deaths and the utter destruction of Catholic civilization at Protestant, Liberal, and Communist hands never suffice? Read the rest of this entry »

A fascinating commercial

In Art, Asia, Capitalism, Culture, Media, Music, Television on October 4, 2009 at 02:54

It almost turns classical music into a contact sport… Read the rest of this entry »

Why milestones are milestones

In Birthday, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, God, Grace, Holidays, Language, Life, Liturgy, Love, Philosophy, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Theology, Values on January 6, 2009 at 00:21

To call an event a milestone and mark it with some little ritual is to affirm of the meaning of life… Read the rest of this entry »

The (sort-of) semiotics of milestones

In Atheism, Birthday, Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, History, Holidays, Language, Life, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts, Values on December 19, 2008 at 05:34

To call an act/event a milestone and mark it with some little ritual is an affirmation of the meaningfulness of life… (Revised into a somewhat more readable post here.) Read the rest of this entry »

Truthfest tonight in Manila. Let’s all join!

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Culture, Democracy, EDSA, Faith, Government, Holidays, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Religion on August 22, 2008 at 12:12

Sa gabos/tanan/lahat na kapanalig, kababayan, at kapalangga, just a final reminder:

The Truthfest is on tonight! Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts on Art (by a Christian art lover)

In Art, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Criticism, Culture, Culture War, Debate, God, Jesus, News, Opinion, Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Thoughts, Values on July 6, 2008 at 03:04

A bargain Rembrandt? The very idea is priceless! According to a fascinating report a while back Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an Aquinas-style essay)

In Art, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Humor, Logic, Media, Opinion, Philosophy, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Theology, Thomism on January 19, 2008 at 17:22

Previously on this blog, this was published in 3 parts. The following post was written between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Clues you’re at a Filipino party (from El Santo)

In Culture, Family, Food, Holidays, Humor, Life, Philippines, Pinoy on December 29, 2007 at 06:03

“No one ever comes on time. In fact, if you actually come on time, you’re too early. No one really shows up until one or two hours later” 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 »

Deceive and conquer: why Arroyo will stay in power (part 1)

In Church, Constitution, Criticism, Critique, Culture, History, Humor, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society on October 22, 2007 at 14:09

…For she may well be the most dangerous political operator the Philippines has ever known, with more cunning than Machiavelli’s Prince and less compunction than the Arthasastra… Read the rest of this entry »

Why does doctrine matter? part 2 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Jesus, Logic, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on October 8, 2007 at 00:39

…We were living 2,000 years after the Apostles, in a land thousands of miles from the land they trod. My best friend’s other question was in point: what’s the point? Read the rest of this entry »

“Anime Encourages Murder”, a conservative response

In Animation, Anime, Art, Christianity, Comics, Conservative, Criticism, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Faith, God, Media, Opinion, Religion, Television, Thoughts on October 2, 2007 at 00:46

I read the post “Anime Encourages Murder” on Blogs for Brownback (B4B) yesterday, Manila time, and I’m joining the chorus of persons who consider it one-sided and uninformed Read the rest of this entry »