Coming Back, Giving Back

PHAM Thien Truong thinks of himself as a lucky man. He escaped his native Vietnam in 1988, and escaped the…

DEATH-DEFYING

Lately, several calls for spiritual services occasioned me to look at death in a number of faces. There was one…

DESPISE NOT THE LEAST

Here’s a story about the mouse and the lion. With no chance of escape, the mouse was about to be…

Taking Refuge in Palawan

July 1, 1988.  A broken down boat drifted aimlessly off the northern shores of Palawan.  A near by Coast Guard…

Sweet but nothing

The recent visit of two politicians of national prominence merited a thoughtful gaze on account of our community-living in our…

SLAVE OR FREE, A MATTER OF CHOICE

There was a story of an African boy who found a pearl of great price. That find meant the end…

THE MARBLE FLOOR

Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is an awesome experience and a great delight one can never forget. Sitting by…