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More apps? No, back to basics

January 1, 2013


Sometimes, I feel that instead of simplifying life, apps can even complicate it. Whenever we download an app we like, for example, we tend to make space for it in our everyday lives. A new e-reader can make us want to change our reading habits. A new e-organizer can make us plan our lives in […]

Riches and stocks: good or bad?

July 13, 2011


Is it good or bad to get rich or to own stocks? St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, says this on the use of worldly goods. From the first Jesuit general’s “Principle and Foundation”: “The human person is created to praise, reverence, and serve God Our Lord, and by so doing […]

Because life is like an essay

January 1, 2011


Lest it be pointless, an essay should follow a clear and focused thesis statement. Shouldn’t this be the case with life as well? In the beginning of his classic ‘Spiritual Exercises,’ the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola, articulates what I consider a thesis statement of life. It is clear and logical, and befits its subject […]

Some things never change

December 19, 2010


When I was a kid and grown-ups asked me what I wanted to be, I only answered one of three things: to be a teacher, to be a priest, or to be a journalist. I could not imagine myself as anything else. I have always prayed over it and am convinced, at this point, that my calling […]