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Prayer for the Conversion of Pope Francis

In Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture War, Debate, God, Jesus, Pope Francis, Prayer, Religion, Society, Thoughts, Tradition on January 21, 2017 at 22:16

Litany for the Bishop of Rome; and Prayer for the Conversion of Pope Francis
(Personal and unofficial)

 

Lord, have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Christ, hear us, Christ, graciously hear us
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us

Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for our Pope
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, pray for him
Saint Michael, Defender of the Church, pray for him Read the rest of this entry »

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The Real Root of Environmental Evils

In Capitalism, Distributism, Economics, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Opinion, Politics, Population, Science, Society on June 19, 2015 at 12:37

…what is the real source of the problem? It is the unsustainable and immoderate (…) consumption and production patterns engendered by contemporary industrial capitalism….
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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 »

On Christian statesmanship

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Ethics, Faith, God, Government, Jesus, Orthodoxy, Religion, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on October 27, 2009 at 01:01

Yesterday, 25 October 2009, was the Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which, in the traditional calendar 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 »

Papal authority from St. Peter to St. Gregory VII

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Europe, History, Jesus, Latin, Orthodoxy, Politics, Priesthood, Religion, Saints, Society on June 30, 2009 at 09:10

The primacy of Rome was immediately acknowledged in the early Church; it was only its practical consequences that needed fine-tuning… (formerly “The Historical Context of Papal Authority”) Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

The Resurrection and modern disbelief

In Atheism, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 13, 2009 at 05:22

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made new 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 »

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 »

Social unrest hits Chinese city (from Asianews)

In Asia, China, Economy, Government, News, Politics, Society, Thoughts on December 4, 2008 at 21:39

Is China’s Communist Party losing the mandate of heaven? Read the rest of this entry »

Capitalism is not the answer

In Catholicism, Christianity, Distributism, Economics, Environment, Ethics, Faith, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Religion, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts, Values on September 1, 2008 at 00:21

The love of money is not the solution, but lies at the root of the evil… Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Ninoy Aquino (Part 1)

In Civil Liberties, EDSA, Government, History, Holidays, Manila, Military, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society on August 21, 2008 at 19:25

How then did this man of privilege become the scourge of the Dictator? Read the rest of this entry »