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CBCP: In the name of God, stop the killings!

LORD HEAL OUR LAND (cf. 2 Chronicles 7:14) Our brothers and sisters in Christ: Kian, Carl, Reynaldo…they were young boys, enjoying life, loving sons of parents who doted on them. Now an entire nation knows them by name because their lives have been snuffed out so cruelly, their dreams and…

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Certified As “Urgent”: Pass the NLUA Now

In his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 24 July 2017, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urged the legislators to immediately pass the National Land Use Act (NLUA) to “ensure the rational and sustainable use of our land and our physical resources, given the competing needs of food security,…

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Philippine Jesuits on Fighting the Evil of Illegal Drugs

24 August 2017 TO THE WHOLE PROVINCE Coming Together in the Power of the Spirit Statement of the Philippine Province Jesuits on Fighting the Evil of Illegal Drugs It is with deep concern for the welfare of our nation that the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus joins His…

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Consecrate Them in the Truth: A Pastoral Exhortation Against Fake News

CONSECRATE THEM IN THE TRUTH A Pastoral Exhortation Against Fake News   Brothers and sisters in Christ: A key dimension of Jesus’ mission was to preach the truth, and in His high priestly prayer, He prayed that His disciples might be consecrated in the truth. We, the Filipino nation, are…

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Philippine Jesuits on the Recent Violence in Marawi and the Imposition of Martial Law

26 May 2017 Subject: Recent Violence in Marawi and the Imposition of Martial Law The recent terrorist attacks in Marawi City, not to mention so many other reports of ongoing violence in Mindanao, can only be a source of deep sadness. An annual gathering of the moderate Tablig-i Jema-ah was…

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Is the death penalty the answer?

The restoration of the death penalty is one of the major legislative priorities of the Duterte administration. In this issue of Intersect Quick Facts, we present a timeline of the death penalty in the Philippines, interrogate myths about it, proffer alternative strategies, and cite organizations promoting restorative justice. Click the…

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Panagkutay: Anthropology and Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands

On 28 April 2017, the latest book by veteran Catholic activist Bro. Karl Gaspar, CSsR was launched at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University. Panagkutay: Anthropology and Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) is his third book to be published this year and chronicles his…

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