Are you an Easter person?

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 04/04/2021

The story is told about a young man who cut in at the front of a long line of people waiting for the grocery store to open. An elderly lady beat him with her cane, and told…

No regrets

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/30/2020

The story is told about a sad-looking man who ordered flowers. “For what occasion?” the florist asked. “For our wedding anniversary,” the man responded. “But why the sad look on your face?” the florist asked. “It was…

ESSAY: Wedding garment

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 10/14/2017

Lately, the wife and I stood as sponsors at the wedding of her cousin’s son. When notified of this, she was at a loss to find the right gown. Her wardrobe did not have a formal dress…

The denarius of salvation

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 09/23/2017

We talked about the previous day’s flooded streets after a six-hour downpour. When he heard the early morning news of deluged manholes and waterlogged thoroughfares, he decided to forgo driving and to just stay home. He returned…

Palm Sunday

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/08/2017

Palma urges faithful to bring gospel of love on Holy Week In the face of poverty and nonstop killings, bring the gospel of love to the peripheries. This is the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as…

The gospel according to Borges

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 04/08/2017

The Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges wrote a story entitled, “The Gospel according to Mark.” It tells of Baltasar Espinosa, a medical student from Buenos Aires, who went to a ranch in the country upon the invitation…

The blind eyewitness

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 03/25/2017

On the way to the parking area at the basement of a mall, I would notice people sitting outside a room. They seemed to be waiting. One day, my curiosity at last getting the better of me,…

Summary executions

Francis B. Ongkingco 03/17/2017

The method of summarizing aims to make a complicated story, a hard lesson or a multi-layered event simpler and more understandable. Summarizing helps us to extract main ideas and integrate concepts to package for sharing with others.…

Indigent families, drug surrenderers get bundles of joy

Norman V. Mendoza 12/22/2016

More than 200 indigent families and drug surrenderers received bundles of joy containing five kilos of rice, sardines and noodles during the outreach program jointly organized by the Mandaue City Police Office and Feed My Lamb Ministry…

The work of attention

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 12/03/2016

December. This year, the night of the eve of the first day, the wife and I found ourselves in the midst of a rainstorm on our way to visit my mother-in-law. Luckily, we had kept rubber boots…

Our tattered mortal dress

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 10/22/2016

In 1885, the French painter Jacques Joseph Tissot, who changed his first name to James, experienced a reawakening of his Catholic faith. His mother, Marie Durand, herself a Catholic, had made sure that he would grow up…

Raphael and his ostrich

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 10/15/2016

Langston Hughes wrote a short poem entitled “Justice”: That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes. Hughes was a…

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