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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 »

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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 »

Reminders for Lent: Mortification

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Ethics, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Life, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Values on February 23, 2009 at 03:46

As soldiers drill at peacetime to be ready to fight when war comes, so we discipline ourselves to be ready to obey God’s  commands… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Catholic newspapers embattled in Malaysia

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, Government, Islam, Malaysia, News, Politics, Religion, Thoughts, Values on August 14, 2008 at 00:16

It often starts with a drive against political and religious minorities; it nearly always ends with heavier chains on all the People… 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 »

Roe versus “Roe v. Wade”

In Abortion, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservatism, Conservative, Conversion, Faith, Life, News, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Spirituality, Thoughts, United States, Values on June 22, 2008 at 12:10

CNA reports that Norma McCorvey will appear in a pro-life TV commercial for the first time. As “Jane Roe”, McCorvey initiated the case of Roe vs. Wade Read the rest of this entry »

Vocations are reviving among Christians!

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Evangelization, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, News, Opinion, Orthodoxy, Priesthood, Religion, Spirituality, Thoughts, Tradition, Values on June 15, 2008 at 00:42

Therefore, let us thank God through Christ in His Church, and let us pray that the laborers may further increase, for it is indeed a bountiful harvest! Read the rest of this entry »

A note on genetic discrimination

In Abortion, Birth Control, Conservative, Culture War, Distributism, Economics, Ethics, Family, Feminism, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Thoughts, Values on May 27, 2008 at 20:13

Reuters reported early this month that the US Federal Congress had overwhelmingly approved a bill that prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with genetic predispositions to illness. According to the report Read the rest of this entry »

UK psychiatrists say abortion harmful to women’s health

In Abortion, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, Feminism, Health, Human Rights, News, Opinion, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Science, Suicide, Values on April 30, 2008 at 20:10

Abortion could pose a psychological health risk, says the British Royal College of Psychiatrists on the basis of recent studies that, among others, point to the heightened suicide rate among women who’ve had abortions 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 »

Why we are not “pro-choice” (part 1 of 2)

In Abortion, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, God, Health, Human Rights, Opinion, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Theology, Values on January 13, 2008 at 23:05

Abortion is not a free-for-all where one can make any choice… it involves the rights of different human beings, one of whom, the unborn, will certainly be killed by abortion… Read the rest of this entry »