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The angel and the witch


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CHONALYN, the 100th millionth baby girl, greets us with her shy smile from the front page of the Inquirer (July 28 issue). She looks triumphant in her journey from her mother’s life-giving womb to the light at the end of the tunnel—our living world.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Miners plant 20 millionth tree on Arbor Day; UST alumnus bishop appointed Vatican envoy to UN


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Arbor Day saw the ceremonial planting of the 20 millionth tree by miners led by Chamber of Mines of the Philippines president and Benguet Corp. CEO Philip Romualdez and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Marcial Amaro. The event was held at the Lungsod Kalikasan of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle and other rock stars of the pulpit


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On Sunday mornings I’ve been glued to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle as he rendered in flesh and blood the subjects in the first and second readings, and the Gospel of the day. Glued is perhaps a milder word. Mesmerized is probably more accurate.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pilgrim’s progress–or the three times in my life I saw Pope Benedict XVI

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SO NEAR, I think he smiled at me (Rome, May 2012)

Just like the billions of Catholics around the world, I was stunned when TV news flashed the report that Pope Benedict XVI had decided to “renounce his Petrine ministry” because of failing health.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

La Inmaculada Concepcion de Malabon borne on fluvial procession in Navotas River


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SISTER Adele Toccaceli of the Pious Sister Workers of the Immaculate Conception meets Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square in Rome last Oct. 3.

The people of Malabon and Navotas have for the past 63 years have been participating in the fluvial procession of their patroness La Inmaculada Concepcion de Malabon every Dec. 9.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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