Lessons from a defeat

« Originally posted  on: September 26, 2008, 03:23:32 PM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR The silence was deafening, though outside the SSC-R Stags’ dugout the Cuneta Astrodome was filled with the noise of drums and cheers. Inside there was stunned silence. And very loooong. Most players were seated on the floor, some … [Read more...]

Places and Faces

« Originally posted on: May 07, 2008, 09:48:44 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR “You might want the kalumpang kiosk”, the caretaker told me as I entered Tala beach. The beach is at the other end of our street in Calatrava, in northern Negros, and I am almost a daily patron when I vacation with a sister at our ancestral house in … [Read more...]

Paying a Debt

« Originally posted on: August 11, 2008, 09:45:56 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR “Promises are made to be broken” is an expression you wished were not that common. But you hear it often and its frequency seems a confirmation of its truth. Against its tyranny, we can invoke another, not so that we fall from one tyrant to … [Read more...]

A bug that unblocks

« Originally Posted on: January 29, 2008, 11:02:52 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR   What to write about? Veteran journalists occasionally experience the writer’s block. What excuse can occasional bloggers make for not meeting their self-imposed deadlines? Is it called a blogger’s block, or bug, or what? Tell you frankly, … [Read more...]

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The Pupil of His Eyes

«Originally Posted on: December 20, 2007, 12:17:37 PM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR We like surprises. That’s why gifts are wrapped –  an everyday sight during this season of surprises which is Christmas – to heighten the suspense of guessing what’s inside. I come to my office this morning of 19 December and I am surprised, … [Read more...]

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Purpose Given Life

Originally Published on August 21, 2007, 06:58:42 AM by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR Since its publication in 2002, Rick Warren’s book Purpose Driven Life has been translated into dozens of languages and continues to attract readers from all over the world. In San Sebastian, I find copies of the book in the convent chapel, in the dean’s … [Read more...]

Images of Death, Signs of Life

 «Published  on: August 14, 2007, 07:07:31 AM » A unique poster hangs just outside my office. Composed a couple of years ago by the students of RE 201 (Christian Morality), the collage is uniquely dark and macabre in that it admits only images of death and death-dealing realities. Images of the irrational war in Iraq stare the passerby. … [Read more...]