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Thank You Father

November 8, 2010 was a Monday. It was the birthday of a good friend who stood as a father of sorts to me when I endured the many unpleasant as well as wonderful twists and turns of my self-exile. That Monday was the birthday of my friend Bishop Pedro Arigo.…

Senator Enrile’s Enemies?

Last Monday, October 15, 2012 was the feast of St. Teresa of Avila. Proclaimed Doctor of the Church for her doctrine on prayer and the spiritual life, St. Teresa led generations of Christians into the intricacies of the life of the spirit which was constantly assailed by what she repeatedly…

Inhumanity

The poor woman seen clutching her Santo Niño and weeping bitterly on the front page of the March 5 Inquirer is Angelita Villaruel. Two weeks earlier, I praised her courage and that of the other women of Navotas who resisted efforts of the Navotas police to shove aside their human…

Best and worst of government

Everyday in Metro Manila we have numerous examples of the best and worst practices of government. In Navotas, young policemen beat up poor women old enough to be their grandmothers. The women wouldn’t end a barricade they had formed to protect their homes against actions of the Department of Public…

No permanent address

Jesus told his disciples, “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; the one who refuses to believe will be condemned. Signs like these will accompany those who have believed: in my Name they…
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