Gerphil Flores’ Vindication

I found this video of Gerphil Flores, or Fame, at the Pilipinas Got Talent when she said, “I will not stop from singing classical songs because that is my talent.” It is her response to Kris Aquino’s advice that she should sing the songs that the masses can “relate to.” Kris said, “In order toContinue reading “Gerphil Flores’ Vindication”

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Ang Apoy Ay Wala sa Impyerno

Laging sinusulat ni San Ignacio de Loyola sa kanyang mga liham para sa mga Heswitang misyonero ang ganito, “Ite Inflammate omnia” – ibig sabihin, “Go, set the world on fire!” “Pag-alabin mo ang puso ng mga tao sa pagmamahal sa Dios at kapwa!” Upang maunawaan natin ang “fire” kailangan natin makita ang lamig. Sabi niContinue reading “Ang Apoy Ay Wala sa Impyerno”

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Paano mo malalaman kung nega ka na?

Ikaw ba ay laging “yes” o laging “no?” May kuwento ako: Si Mr. NO ay dumaan sa isang panaderia, upang bumili ng tinapay. Tanong ng tindera, “Bibili ka ba ng pandesal?” Sagot ni Mr. NO, “NO, hindi.” “Mantikilya,” tanong ng tindera. “NO, Hindi.” “Sorry,” sabi ng tindera, “wala akong ibang tinitinda.” Kaya, umuwi si Mr.Continue reading “Paano mo malalaman kung nega ka na?”

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Kailangan bang makinig ang matanda sa bata?

Kung magiging totoo tayo sa ating sarili, maaaring aminin natin ang sarap na nanggagaling sa pagiging kilala ng iba’t ibang tao. Nais nating makilala tayo bilang may pinag-aralan, may pangalan, may kayamanan, may kapangyarihan, o may narating sa buhay. Makikita ang mga pangalan ng kung sinong nakaluklok sa gobyerno o sinong malaking taong nagbigay paraContinue reading “Kailangan bang makinig ang matanda sa bata?”

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Tulungan ang Bohol

  Marami sa atin ang nalungkot sa mga pangyayari sa Bohol, Cebu at Siquijor dahil sa 7.2 magnitude na lindol na sumira sa maraming lumang simbahan. Alam niyo po ba na karamihan sa mga gumuhong simbahan ay gawa po ng mga sinaunang mga Heswita? Ang sinaunang kapilya na naging malaking simbahan ng Baclayon ay itinayoContinue reading “Tulungan ang Bohol”

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Inapi Ka Na Ba? (Have you been bullied?)

Ikaw ba ay biktima ng pang-aapi o bullying? Naranasan mo na bang tuksuhin, alipustahin at uyamin nang matagal? Sinipa, sinuntok, at tinulak ka na ba ng ibang taong mas malaki at malakas kaysa sa iyo? O kaya, ikaw ba ay ininsulto at pinagbintangan ng masama sa salita o sa internet? Kapag naranasan o nararanasan moContinue reading “Inapi Ka Na Ba? (Have you been bullied?)”

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Ang Hindi Mo Alam Kapag Ika’y Naglilingkod

Lagi nating naiisip ang paglilingkod sa mga dukha. Sa mga nakaraang eleksiyon, ang plataporma ng maraming kandidato ay ukol sa programang makakatulong sa pag-ahon sa kahirapan. Ngunit, nagiging pipi ang mga sigaw sa pangangampanya pagkatapos malukluk sa trono ng kapangyarihan. Kadalasan, ang pagtulong sa mahihirap ay isang donasyon lamang. Hindi natin maisip na maaari tayongContinue reading “Ang Hindi Mo Alam Kapag Ika’y Naglilingkod”

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Persons For Others

  Forty years ago, Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ gave a speech to an exclusive all-boys school in Valencia, Spain. He said that the mark of those who receive Jesuit education is being a “man-for-others” o ang pagiging tao-para sa kapwa. This slogan of being “men for others” was picked up by many Jesuit schools andContinue reading “Persons For Others”

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In Lebanon, A Convert to the Faith from an Unlikely Place

This post made me cry. The original post is from the Catholic News Service: Click here.  Jesuit Father Martin McDermott baptizes Thomas during a Pentecost Sunday service at a church in Beirut May 27. (CNS/Dalia Khamissy) By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUT (CNS) — The first time Thomas stepped inside a church, heContinue reading “In Lebanon, A Convert to the Faith from an Unlikely Place”

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Part III: Characteristics of Jesuit Education

This is the final installment of the previous posts: Part I and Part II: Characteristics of Jesuit Education. 21. Jesuit education pursues excellence in its work of formation. Jesuit education aims at the fullest possible development of every dimension of the person, linked to the willingness to continue this development throughout life and the motivationContinue reading “Part III: Characteristics of Jesuit Education”

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Part II: Characteristics of Jesuit Education

  This is the continuation of the previous post: Part I: Characteristics of Jesuit Education. 11. Jesuit education provides a realistic knowledge of the world in which we live. Jesuit education emphasizes the recognition of the imperfections of the world as it is without neglecting the essential goodness of creation. It helps the students toContinue reading “Part II: Characteristics of Jesuit Education”

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Part I: Characteristics of Jesuit Education

  On the 400th anniversary of the Jesuit document on education, the Ratio Studiorum, the International Commission on the Apostolate of Jesuit Education (ICAJE) published The Characteristics of Jesuit Education. I am publishing a simple outline of the 28 characteristics for all who are interested to know what makes an educational institution Jesuit in character.Continue reading “Part I: Characteristics of Jesuit Education”

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Stand By The Roads, O Catholics!

Editor’s note: EWTN News originally reported that the talk was given by Sam Miller within the last few months. In fact, upon further investigation, his talk was delivered in 2003 after the sexual abuse scandal hit the Catholic Church in the U.S. Following the initial revelations about the sexual abuse scandal in the United States,Continue reading “Stand By The Roads, O Catholics!”

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What Difference Can A Manila Archbishop Make?

by Eleanor R. Dionisio (A re-post. Please click this link.) Giddiness is not a mood one associates with the clergy. But my sacerdotal spies tell me the mood in some religious communities was positively giddy when Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Roman Catholic archbishop of Manila, declared that the Vatican had named as his successor Bishop LuisContinue reading “What Difference Can A Manila Archbishop Make?”

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A Guide to the Arguments For and Against the RH Bill

This matrix has been prepared by a group of Catholics who feel that a systematic comparison of the arguments for and against the reproductive health (RH) bill may still serve some purpose at this juncture. It may help to bring the debate from the emotional temper which has characterized it thus far, to a moreContinue reading “A Guide to the Arguments For and Against the RH Bill”

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