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Fasting and Abstinence in the Christian Life

In Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Food, God, Holidays, Law, Philippines, Prayer, Spirituality on February 12, 2013 at 21:00

When we pray, we must do so with our bodies as well as our souls, making our bodies “a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God”… Read the rest of this entry »

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Politics: a path of holiness

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Ethics, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Law, News, Politics, Protestantism, Religion, Saints, Salvation, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism on June 29, 2009 at 08:45

Those who wield politics as God intended become His instruments  for  the salvation of the worldRead the rest of this entry »

Bishops, AKP denounce Con-Ass, call for protests

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Church, Constitution, Democracy, Government, Law, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on June 5, 2009 at 20:05

“The  people should air their voice, said Bishop Broderick Pabillo, “before it’s too late”… Read the rest of this entry »

Fasting and abstinence on Good Friday

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, Food, God, Holidays, Jesus, Law, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality on April 10, 2009 at 11:19

The staggering fact that the Lord Himself died for us calls forth, by grace, a worshipful response… Read the rest of this entry »

In defense of People Power

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Democracy, EDSA, Government, History, Law, Manila, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Thomism on February 25, 2009 at 12:17

With our political circumstances, impeachment is a paper remedy with no functional viability in reality… Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders for Lent: Fasting and Abstinence

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Ethics, Faith, Food, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Law, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Values on February 24, 2009 at 07:48

We deny ourselves food that we may be filled with the Bread of Life; so that, being hungry, we may be filled with good things… Read the rest of this entry »

Philippine baselines bill passes Bicam

In Constitution, Government, Law, News, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on February 9, 2009 at 21:48

On this point the joint Executive-Senate determination, now adopted by the House, was essentially correct… Read the rest of this entry »

The Supreme Court and Philippine politics

In Asia, Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, EDSA, Ethics, Government, Law, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on January 18, 2009 at 11:57

Cui bono? Who benefits if Justice Puno is kicked out of office?… The patrimonialists and the advocates of constitutional revision… Read the rest of this entry »

Defend Justice Puno, says Kapatiran Party

In Asia, Christian Democracy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, Ethics, God, Government, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Values on January 17, 2009 at 22:38

“Justice Puno has protected us with heroism and conviction. Now it is our turn to protect him…” Read the rest of this entry »

Of Malaysian Christians; and the nature of persecution (revised)

In Catholicism, Christianity, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Government, Human Rights, Islam, Law, Malaysia, Politics, Protestantism, Religion on August 18, 2008 at 13:45

According to a reader, not only Catholics but also Protestants are suffering restrictions in Malaysia… Read the rest of this entry »

Congratulations, new lawyers!

In Law, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy on April 1, 2008 at 10:20

The joy and relief the bar passers must feel right now is beyond measure, for they’re finally through with one of the most harrowing periods of their professional lives… 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 »

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 »

People Power 1986—News from the Heroic Age

In Christian Democracy, Church, Democracy, History, Law, News, Opinion, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society, Values on February 17, 2008 at 17:33

Today in 1986, the Inquirer reported Cory Aquino’s 7-step strategy to bring down President Marcos. Could we use the same tactics against a leader who has proven herself to be, in every way, Marcos’ equal, or perhaps even his master? Read the rest of this entry »

Kapatiran Party: Draft statement on reproductive “rights” legislation

In Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservatism, Culture War, Ethics, God, Human Rights, Law, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life on January 19, 2008 at 10:55

These foreign governments and groups aim to promote a flawed and individualistic understanding of human rights, and to access strategic resources in poor countries… Read the rest of this entry »