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Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 5 with Fr. Raymund-Benedict Hizon, SJ

December 20, 2011


It is not easy to preach today. Not with news of people missing and dying and bodies decaying. Not with a shortage of food and water — not in Africa or some other faraway place that is simply out of our reach or out of our league. This time, and so close to Christmas, suffering […]

If only we saw the first Nativity scene

December 24, 2010


This season of glitters, gifts, and lights paints for us a neat and romantic picture of the first Christmas night. But if we had lived 2,000 years ago — without the preconditioning that the baby who was born will eventually heal the sick, raise the dead, and die and rise from the dead himself — would we have believed?  Jesus, in the […]

The price of working in media

November 3, 2010


I have often been asked why I choose to stay in media despite the low pay. If only it didn’t need a long explanation, I have always wanted to say, “But shouldn’t we be the ones paying for this privilege?” It is an exaggeration, but I hope it drives home the point that working in media […]