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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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Why we need the National Land Use Act

These policy briefs prepared by JJCICSI for the Campaign for Land Use Policy (CLUP) Now! explain the urgency of passing a law that will ensure proper use of land for protection and rehabilitation of life-support systems, food security, safe settlements, and more efficient infrastructure systems. The NLUA Benefits All: A Policy Brief on…

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Laudato Si’ : On Care for Our Common Home

On June 18, noon time in Rome, Pope Francis released his eagerly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. Below is an outline of the structure of the encyclical: 1. What is Happening to Our Common Home (17-19) Pollution and Climate Change (20-26) The Issue of Water (27-31)…

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‘Reflect on the Pope’s visit to get his message’

By Raymund Luther B. Aquino BusinessWorld With Pope Francis expected to arrive in Rome early Tuesday morning Manila time, the urgent work that he has left behind for his flock in the Philippines now looms large, Archbishop of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said on Monday. However, the country should be permitted…

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Thanks and Goodbye to Fr. John J. Carroll, S.J.

Reposted from Fr. John J. Carroll (Father Jack) was born on January 16, 1924, entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1943, and was ordained on June 18, 1955. Throughout his many years of fruitful ministry, he has served in many capacities, among which are as a professor…

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A Catholic Vote or a Conscience Vote

There have been a variety messages coming from bishops, catholic lay groups, and organizations regarding the involvement of the Church in politics for the coming May 13 elections. While organizations like PPCRV and Simbahan Lingkod have continued to work for non-partisan voters’ education, some coalitions of Catholic lay groups have…

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