Tuesday, April 7, 2020


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Some Musings on our Sabbath Moment

Despite its being met with cold shoulder by the defense and military establishment some possibilities opened up and hopes were kindled. This is one opportunity for both the GRP and the NDFP to rethink their positions, commit to resuming the talks, and moved up the agenda as set forth in the 1992 Hague Joint Declaration.

Gospel of Life’s Rising in the Valley of Dry Bones

"The exilic situation of prophet Ezekiel's Israel is not remote to our present planetary situation. We are as separated from our "common home", and as hopeless and lifeless as the exiled nation of our text, whence these words come as a timely gospel to us in our situation."

Methodists condemn military harassment of pastors in Ilocos

The highest policy making body of the United Methodist Church in the country condemned the threat and intimidation against their pastors in Ilocos by members of the 2nd Civil-Military Operations Coy of the 7th ID led by Capt. Rogelio Dumbrique.

Sensing God’s radical presence while a pandemic rages on

"The COVID-19 pandemic happens not in a vacuum but in a world afflicted by the virus of unloved and injustice and scandalous separation from one another."

Revisiting the Aglipay Shrines in Ilocos Norte

An IFI pilgrimage in Aglipayan landmarks in Ilocos Norte on February uncovered more details on Obispo Maximo Gregorio Aglipay's history as a priest of the Philippine Revolution, and the church's own history beyond Aglipay's life.

Of Women and Lent

Celebrating International Women's Month in the church setting and the season of Lent calls us (1) to remember the passion of women in the Christ event, (2) to be repentant about our age-old attitude towards women and the woman question and (3) to revise the social order according to the social vision of the woman question.

Underscoring the role of the church in pursuing just and lasting peace

During the founding assembly of One Faith, One Nation, One Voice Cordillera in Baguio City, Anglican Bishop Rex Reyes underlined the important role of the church in pursuing peace based on justice amid the heightened attacks against the people and hostilities between the revolutionary forces and the government.

The Sagrada Familia (Ilocos Sur), one of the first adherents of the Iglesia Filipina...

Explore the history of Salcedo's Sagrada Familia, a religious movement in Bantay Kilang whose tale spans a century of faith in strife and is connected to significant figures in Philippine religious and political history.

The Black Nazarene of Oxnard

Mexico and the Philippines were among the colonies of Spain. All the colonies of Spain during 15th to the 19th century was administered by the King of Spain through the Vice Royalty which was based in Mexico. “Thus,” said Fr. Daganta, “Filipinos and Mexicans have that common bind of being former colonials of Spain.”

A theology of children

“…whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me” - Matthew 18:5

A theology of miracles

“You ask me for a miracle?  No!  The only miracle you will be given is the miracle of Jonah”- Matthew 16:4

A theology of heroism and martyrdom

“The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy.  I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.” - John 10:10



Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

The poor are bearing most of the brunt of the COVID-19 health crisis. Without sufficient economic and social support, their hard life is becoming tougher each day under the lockdown.