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Weekly Reflections: Theology in action

Sometime in the early 70’s, the Summer Exposure Program was introduced as a new way of doing theological education as well as a new approach to doing theology. As a matter of fact, this particular approach was then regarded as a theological trend happening worldwide, which was known as Theology in Action.

Weekly Reflections: Theology of motherhood

When we talk of motherhood, there are two stories that would come to my mind. One is found in I Kings 3:16-28. It was written to illustrate King Solomon’s wisdom. The story is about two prostitutes who were living in one house, each of whom had given birth to a son. Then, one morning one of the two babies was found dead. Both mothers claimed for themselves the other baby who was alive.

Thousands of the faithful lay Fr. Ventura to rest

In his homily, Utleg said the perpetrators are a product of a social system that forces people into killing because of poverty. He also challenged all the clergy to persevere in performing their duties in serving the poor.

Aglipayans demand justice for murdered Catholic priest

The head of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) led the Aglipayan community in condemning and demanding justice for the murder of a young priest in Cagayan province. He blamed the administration’s failure to “concretely address the issue” and for ignoring “extrajudicial killings and human rights violations.”

Statements: Pagkondena sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr. Mark Ventura

Mariing kinukundena ng Karapatan Cagayan Valley ang brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr.Mark Ventura noong ika-29 ng Abril taong kasalukuyan sa Barangay Mabuno, Gattaran sa Probinsiya ng Cagayan. Siya ay nakatalaga sa Migrant’s desk ng Diocese of Tuguegarao at Indigenous Peoples Advocacy. Isa rin siya sa mga tagapagtanggol ng kalikasan.

Weekly Reflections: Threefold message of the risen Christ

The angel spoke to the women. “You must not be afraid,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has been raised, just as he said. Come here and see the place where he was lying. Go quickly now, and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from death, and now he is going to Galilee ahead of you; there you will see him!’ Remember what I have told you.” – Matthew 28:5-7

Weekly Reflections: Threefold message of the risen Christ (1/3)

Jesus Christ our Lord is alive! Jesus was raised from death! This is what the Bible says. This is what the Apostle’s Creed says. This is what we usually sing on Easter Sunday: “Hallelujah! The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth… The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” This is what we Christians believe.

Weekly Reflections: Politics of Jesus’ death

Religious and political leaders alike had been advising everyone to refrain from engaging in any political activity during the Holy Week as if this celebration is purely religious and has nothing to do with politics. But the truth is that Jesus’ death on the cross is perhaps the most violent political death in human history.

Diaries From The Field: Panagdalliasat iti Cuaresma

Cuaresma, tiempo ti kalgaw, napudot! Panawen ti panaggatud ti tabako ken panagaapit ti mais kadagiti mannalon iti Ilocos, panawen ti panagtalon kadagiti dadduma a paset ti Kordilyera kas iti Kalinga. Iti dati a kalendaryo ti eskuelaan, koma ket tiempo ti bakasyon! Ngem sorry kadagiti estudyante iti kolehiyo ta naiyalis ti bakasyon iti tiempo ti panagtutudo. Kadagiti katoliko, ti Cuaresma ket tiempo ti panagayuno ken panagpinitensya, nangruna iti Semana Santa.