Will this tragedy reappear as farce?

Will this tragedy reappear as farce?

In less than twelve months, Rodrigo Duterte will be stepping down as the sixteenth president of the Philippines. He will have spent six years trying, among other things, to change the course of history between the Philippines and the United States, China and the rest...
Covid-19 and the next elections

Covid-19 and the next elections

THE HEAVENS must be extremely busy listening to Filipinos and other Christians praying ceaselessly for the end of Covid-19. Because of the extended lockdown and rules on social distancing, most of them have had to follow the Holy Mass not physically but online. The...
Survive we must, but we must do a lot more

Survive we must, but we must do a lot more

The world is now on its second year of the coronavirus pandemic. More than a couple of million people have died, and so many millions more have been infected, but the end is still nowhere in sight. Physical survival remains the single common concern of all, yet mere...
Will our Church be the same after Covid-19?

Will our Church be the same after Covid-19?

The first time I heard at Mass the “oratio imperata” (the Church-ordered prayer) on the novel corona virus, I thought it was time we enlisted God’s help again in our fight against our most serious adversities. Not knowing enough about pandemics, though, I wondered why...