Bioethical Challenges in the New Millennium

If there is any field of interest that has engaged both philosophers (ethicists) and theologians (moralists) alike more than any other in recent years, perhaps it is bioethics. If one examines the literature in this area, one will discover a plethora of writings of both ethicists and moral theologians. Read more.

Sowing Seeds of Hope Through Moral Values

The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines have been issuing pastoral letters to provide a moral compass for the decisions being made or proposed for the common good of our people. We can not stop doing what it is our duty to do: to remind our people and those who purport to lead them that core values drawn from natural law and the eternal law should serve as the moral foundations upon which we further build our nation. Read more.

Building Peace Through a Spirituality of Public Service

On this fifth anniversary of Zamboanga Sibugay, we have many blessings to be thankful for—a completed highway, more farm-to-market bridges, higher prices for rubber, and, despite some outbreaks of violence, relative calm and quiet throughout the province. Read more.

Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for Lent 2006

Lent is a privileged time of interior pilgrimage towards Him Who is the fount of mercy. It is a pilgrimage in which He Himself accompanies us through the desert of our poverty, sustaining us on our way towards the intense joy of Easter. Read more.

Alay Kapwa 2006: Making Integrity a Challenge to the Church and the Filipino People

For Victor Pehipol, fondly called Tata Vic, of the Diocese of Malolos (Bulacan), his work as an Alay Kapwa (AK) implementer has become, as it were, a way of life. At 66, Tata Vic has, by far, already spent some 30 years or so of his life supervising Alay Kapwa’s component projects and activities for the Malolos Diocese, earning him the distinction as the longest serving Alay Kapwa implementer in the country. Read more.

Why People of Faith (Must) Oppose Deforestation, Mining and Other Ecological Abuses

Make no mistake about it. When the CBCP made a stand against the Mining Act of 1995 or when bishops, priests, deacons and concerned lay faithful rise as one against the threat of deforestation or against existing and prospective mining and other anti-environment practices, they simply act from convictions deeply rooted in the Christian faith. Read more.

Who Cares about the Rising Cost of Medicine?

Medicines make lucrative business. This is why multinational phar maceutical companies and their local representatives will move heaven and earth to adhere to their business interests in the Philippines. Read more.