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RICARDO SALUDO BEFORE anything else, prayers for so many Filipinos killed the past year. On Sunday, the Catholic Church will offer mass at the EDSA Shrine and rally at the People Power monument for victims of unlawful killings in the anti-drug war. Let us also remember the far more numerous…

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RICARDO SALUDO IF the University of Santo Tomas and its law school had properly educated fraternity members of Aegis Juris, and if their families had inculcated correct values in them, Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd would still be alive. That the law freshman died in a frat initiation, and Aegis members…

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RICARDO SALUDO What should ordinary Catholics do about the controversy over the “filial correction” of Pope Francis, put forth by more than 60 theologians and clergy — and counting? For the great majority of the billion-strong faithful who do not follow Vatican affairs closely, the 25-page “Correctio filialis de haeresibus…

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Ricardo Saludo THE Monday launch of Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines is aimed at countering destabilization moves against President Rodrigo Duterte, as well as unifying Filipinos behind his reform agenda. So said the group’s leader, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the President’s daughter. Destabilization isn’t really a long-term…

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RICARDO SALUDO Last week, our Lord did one last kindness for His loyal servant, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. God let His Eminence die. Besides sparing the 86-year-old prelate from days, months, or years of deteriorating mind, body and faculties, our loving Father took him to his eternal reward…

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IT could have been worse, far worse. The Marawi siege killed more than a thousand people, destroyed Muslim Mindanao’s cultural capital, and bloodied the Armed Forces of the Philippines for nearly five months. But thankfully there were no

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RICARDO SALUDO Last Friday the 13th, the Catholic Church culminated celebrations of the centennial of Our Lady of Fatima’s six apparitions to three shepherd children in countryside Portugal every 13th of the month from May to October 1917. Rosary marathons, parish processions, votive masses, Fatima seminars, and other activities stirred…

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RICARDO SALUDO DR. Romeo Jocson Intengan got his nickname from colleagues at the Philippine General Hospital. They called him “Archbishop” for spearheading religious activities at PGH. While the name shortened to Archie, the faith work stretched throughout his life. Eventually, the physician became priest, inspired by the hospital’s Jesuit chaplains.…

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RICARDO SALUDO “HONEYMOON over,” headlined one article, quoting the opposition. “People are realizing change isn’t coming,” chimed in another, highlighting a leftist legislator’s comment. For sure, those titles got more people clicking the online links or picking up the paper than a third publication’s matter-of-fact “SWS: Duterte’s net satisfaction rating…

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RICARDO SALUDO THE blood-curdling, mind-boggling Sunday massacre of more than 59 people, with 527 others injured, at a Las Vegas country music concert — the worst shooting carnage in America ever — cannot but raise fears of sudden death even in almighty America. “Pure evil” was how President Donald Trump…

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