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Abellanosa: Where is God in all these?
THE whole crisis where we are in is not just scientific or medical. It is also one that puts into question our beliefs and above all our interpretation of the reality. We cannot blame people if they start rethinking their ...
From 5 days ago
Abellanosa: Do we need to pray these days?
SOME people have been saying that the Church (or Churches?), amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, should give financial assistance instead of prayers. I agree to the first proposal. I strongly disagree, however, to the second. It is true that Churches in ...
From 12 days ago
Abellanosa: Covid-19, faith and common sense
THE suspension of public celebrations of Masses and the other sacraments has been a running discussion and debate for days now. It is not easy to decide on the matter especially in a country like the Philippines. Adding to the ...
From 14 days ago
Abellanosa: Our fight against Covid-19
WE ARE most naked in our humanity in times of disasters. Human reason reaches its limit whenever institutions are ruptured. The beauty of our designs and the elegance of our plans all become senseless in the face of uncertainty. We ...
From 20 days ago
Abellanosa: Lessons from Covid-19
IN A 2014 article on the Ebola outbreak, Calloway Scott wrote “[d]isease and responses to disease are always politicized and always have political consequences.” He ended his piece saying: “[p]olitical and economic agendas shape the way public health science is ...
From 22 days ago
Abellanosa: Reflections on being a church
PRIMARILY an introspective process, reflection does not aim to remove us from the world. In fact, it is basically a reminder that we are “in the world.” But though we are “in the world” it is more important to keep ...
From 27 days ago
Abellanosa: The academic life
MORE than a week ago, I joined some thirty academics in a gathering in honor of a former colleague and mentor in philosophy who passed away last year. The event came from the idea that the best way to honor ...
From 29 days ago
I AM not so fond of writing reflections for Lent. There is this interior prompting, however, to say something about it. Perhaps it is because much has been said about power, politics, and destruction the past days that we need ...
From 33 days ago
Abellanosa: Valentine’s Day is a day of martyrs
CAPITALISM has made us focus on flowers, chocolates, and hotel promos on Valentine’s Day. These and other activities have commodified “love.” Like other non-tangible human values, love is a victim of what we may call “lost in translation.” People attempt ...
From 47 days ago
Abellanosa: On ABS-CBN
WE LEAVE it to the lawyers to discuss the legalities on the ABS-CBN issue. But we cannot, in all honesty, just swallow hook, line, and sinker that all discussions are purely legal and nothing more. Dictators do not immediately demolish ...
From 49 days ago