Fullness of life for all Filipinos, through loving God and serving others
21 March 2014
POLITICAL DYNASTY. Despite the Constitutional prohibition (Article II, Section 26), political dynasties have been a present staple in Philippine political arena. Many have pointed that such oligarchy is the root problem of all the corruption in government.
People’s initiative: New people power?
Among the many innovations in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, one facet of the fundamental law stands out among the rest, and this is the right given to the people through people’s initiative – in the amendatory process of the Constitution (Article XVII, Section 2), and directly proposing and enacting laws or approving or rejecting any act or law (Article VI, Section 32).
The common good is the “sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and easily.” (#74 Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.)
“The principle of the common good, to which every aspect of social life must be related if it is to attain its fuller meaning, stems from the dignity and equality of all people.
27 February 2015
Ateneo de Manila University
22 February 2015
John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought Organizes International Conference in Manila on “Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business”
The John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought of the Center for Catholic Studies is organizing its upcoming conference on “Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business: Rediscovering Integral Human Development in the Catholic Social Tradition.” The conference, co-sponsored by Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Philippines), St.
29 January 2015
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Commentary by Norman V. Cabrera
The actions of Church leaders will tell the truth about what they genuinely believe in and stand for. But, sadly, these leaders are on the verge of failure in lending their collective support.
16 January 2015
National Catholic Reporter
by Joshua J. McElwee
A nation of some 100 million people, the Philippines has frequently been ranked one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
15 January 2015
Philippine Daily Inquirer
by Jerome Aning
“A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern.” None of us can say, ‘I have nothing to do with this, they govern.” – Pope Francis
MANILA, Philippines–A Church-based political party on Wednesday expressed hope that Pope Francis would inspire Church leaders to speak up more about politics to help the faithful make intelligent and conscience-based decisions as Filipino citizens.