Monthly Archives: May 2014

Visits

One of the things I truly loved and appreciated in Ima is her practice of always going out of her way to visit friends and family. I remember during Christmas day, we would always make the rounds of families and … Continue reading

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Happiness and Pain

Childbirth, I have heard and read, is one of the most painful if not the most painful experience a woman can go through. Nothing a man endures can ever approximate it. I remember stories from friend-doctors in Fabella Memorial Hospital, … Continue reading

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Grief and Joy

Life is hard. Life is fragile. There is constant straining and the struggle is a never ending one. I can lose everything in but a moment. A catastrophe can wipe out everything I have worked for. A severe illness can … Continue reading

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Social Justice

Because we have evolved from apes, there are still brutish tendencies in us. Because we were born in sin, there are still a lot of imperfections and weaknesses in us. During the time of Jesus, slavery was an acceptable practice … Continue reading

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Hope Makes Us Human

Science has proven that humans definitely evolved from apes. The human DNA is more than 96% identical to that of a chimpanzee. And yet something happened in the millions of years evolution was taking place during which the the ape … Continue reading

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We Are An Easter People

Several years ago, Europe as a whole celebrated its millennium jubilee, tracing its history and acknowledging its roots and origins. It noted its rootedness in the Graeco-Roman culture and civilization. Pope Benedict, then still Cardinal Ratzinger, lobbied that Europe also … Continue reading

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Living and Loving in the Light

In Pope Francis, I see a man truly being moved by the Spirit, the Advocate that Jesus promised to send to His disciples. In his present trip to the Holy Land, I see him again being inspired by the Spirit … Continue reading

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