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Just overwhelmed

admin / February 11, 2015

Seeing “LOLO KIKO” Oswald Vas Six million wet, cold and freezing people waited as the rains poured down to catch a glimpse their favorite Pope, “The People’s Pope,” Papa Francisco. I was there feeling proud to be a journalist covering the event, with the great fortune of standing in front of the six million people and most of all to…

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What are you running away from?

admin / February 11, 2015

When Peter bumped into Christ Rev. José Mario O. Mandía Outside Rome, along the Via Appia (Appian Way), one of the most ancient of roads, there is a church called the Quo Vadis. The chapel was built in the 17th century by Cardinal Barberini in memory of a story that goes back to the times of Jesus. The story says…

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God alone makes us happy

admin / February 11, 2015

February 18, 2015 – Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18; 2 Corinthians 5:20–6:2; Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publications We really like to be seen when we do something right. We want to be recognized for doing something good. We want people to praise us. Many times we could even say that we are not interested in being recognized but…

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Returning to the community

admin / February 11, 2015

February 15, 2015 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Leviticus 3:1-2,44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1; Mark 1:40-45 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publications There is a new miracle in today’s reading. The Old Testament, and the culture of the time, considered sickness as not simply something physical, but something religious. Sickness, injustice, and death were consequences of sin. It did not…

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Showing off

admin / February 11, 2015

Aurelio Porfiri Please consider with me the following scenarios: your doctor is curing a health problem for you and he demonstrates good medical skills but you are not happy about that; or, your driver shows that he knows how to properly drive you, but that drives you crazy; or the teacher of your kids is so good at his or…

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Gaming isn’t good for Manila

admin / February 11, 2015

Jesus Estanislao, former secretary of finance of the Philippines PEDRO DANIEL OLIVEIRA In Manila, Philippines In an interview with O CLARIM, the former secretary of Finance during Corazon Aquino’s presidency addresses the reality of the Philippines in a spirit of mission, by emphasizing that the way his country tackles corruption diverts from the Chinese model. Dr Jesus Estanislao also says that…

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