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Special children are blessings from God, says bishop

A pupil is helped by his teacher in a classroom in a special school for disabled children in Gyongyos, northern Hungary, on Dec. 9, 2013. Families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.  AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Filipino families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tagle: Observe Lent to be close to God, not to draw attention to self

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle  AP FILE PHOTO

Don’t fast and abstain to be sexy and slim. Don’t do charity for the sake of popularity.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Do you know how to forgive?


It goes without saying that the first step toward healing is forgiving. Yet we use the word so loosely that we end up saying it out of habit, just like saying, “I’m sorry.”

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Living in the present and knowing God’s love is enough


One wise principle of spirituality is to live in the present moment and not be trapped in the past or fear for the future. Both entrapments are tools of the evil spirit.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Instead of joining the fray, try a moment of silence

MERLE Pimentel, coordinator of Pause Muna Peace Muna, shows
how to stay in silence. NELSON MATAWARAN

In a crisis, the usual reaction is to get up and do something. However, a peace campaign espouses the opposite: Be peaceful and it will do the work.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Spirituality characterizes winning works in MADE visual-arts division


Major winning works in the Visual Arts categories of the 29th Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) National Competition have spirituality and humanity as subjects.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Marian seminar at UST; ‘Nana Cedes’ fiesta in Bacoor

The significance and role of Marian spirituality in this time of secularism and moral decline is the theme of the Marian Encounter Seminar on Sept. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the University of Sto. Tomas Tan Yan Kee Student Center.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

People who died and lived again


The other Inquirer story that caught my attention recently was the case of a Cebuana, Laura D. Banzon, who was clinically dead for one hour and then came back to life.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Reflecting on the ‘aha’ moment in our lives


In the Jesuit Novitiate in Novaliches, there used to hang along its main corridor on the ground floor a framed poster with the caption, “Dreams are like the stars. We may never reach them, but they are always there to guide us.”

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A look back at 25 years of writing a ‘heretical’ column


I have been writing this column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer since 1987. That’s 25 years ago, believe it or not! It has survived the predicted end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012, and three editors of the Lifestyle section.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Get out of ‘Egypt’ to get closer to God–Tagle

Luis Antonio “Chito” Tagle

“Let’s get out of our Egypts so we can go to God.” Using the Biblical Egypt to portray slavery, pestilence and sin, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivered this message in his homily on the Feast of the Holy Innocents on Friday.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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