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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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Prayer for the Faithful Departed

In Catholicism, Christianity, Philippines, Prayer, Religion on August 21, 2012 at 14:21

In remembrance of Secretary Jesse Robredo of the Philippine Department of the Interior and Local Government, and the pilots Captain Jessup Bahinting and Kshitiz Chand, who passed away on 18 August 2012; and in remembrance of Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. who was assassinated on 21 August 1983, we post this prayer, centered on Psalm 129 (130), from the Raccolta:

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful; grant to the souls of Thy servants departed the remission of all their sins, that by our devout supplications they may obtain that pardon which they have always desired. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Freedom Noodles, NOT Pancit Canton!

In Asia, China, Humor, Philippines, Politics, Satire, United States on June 21, 2011 at 23:14

Thus will we defy the Chinese imperialists with an original gesture that owes nothing to the American imperialists’ repudiation of the French imperialists. Read the rest of this entry »

Bisitang Malacanang

In Humor, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on May 12, 2010 at 22:13

Noong Hulyo 1, 2010, pumunta ang isang matandang lalaki sa Gate 1 ng Malacanang Read the rest of this entry »

When will Gibo give up? (re-posted)

In Democracy, Opinion, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on February 8, 2010 at 10:57

Democracy’s just political capitalism: the only question is where the supply-demand curves will leave the price, and when the deal will be struck… Read the rest of this entry »

After Ondoy: A Photographic Record

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Food, Government, Human Rights, News, People Power, Personal, Philippine politics, Philippines, Society, Travel, Values on October 7, 2009 at 10:16

It has been 10 days since tropical storm “Ondoy” Read the rest of this entry »

Prayer for Internet Users

In Blogging, Catholicism, Christianity, Internet, Latin, Philippines, Prayer, Religion on October 5, 2009 at 10:58

The following reproduces “A Prayer Before Connecting to the Internet” Read the rest of this entry »

Prayer for disaster victims; against calamities

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Liturgy, Manila, News, Philippines, Prayer, Religion on October 2, 2009 at 15:51

They all need our help in the long term; let us not fail themRead 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 »

In criticism of Earth Hour

In Birth Control, Distributism, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Holidays, Manila, Philippines, Philosophy, Population, Science, Society, Values on March 29, 2009 at 03:27

…For it diverts attention from the real cause of environmental problems: capitalist consumption… 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 »

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 »

Kapatiran calls presscon vs. charter change

In Christian Democracy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Democracy, Government, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy on December 9, 2008 at 21:28

ANG Kapatiran, which we noted (here) to be a Philippine political party championing authentic Christian democracy, will hold a press conference tomorrow against the proposal to amend the Philippine Constitution before 2010 Read the rest of this entry »