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August, 2013


Archbishop Chaput's right-wing funk

August 23, 2013 · 

By Charles J. Reid Jr. (NCR Online via CNUA) Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia put into words the anxiety many right-wing Catholics must be feeling at the extraordinary popularity Pope Francis has been enjoying. In an interview with John L. Allen Jr., Chaput, speaking on behalf of his conservative followers, said that members of the […]

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THE PLUNDER AND ITS CHILD VICTIMS

August 23, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen It’s a happy day when we can save children from abusers, illegal detention, brothels, or from the clutches of traffickers, sex tourists or child porn makers. We at the Preda Foundation do that a lot but why is it so necessary in a so-called Catholic civilized country under the rule of law? And […]

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Cardinal Tagle gets teary over 'heartbreaking' pork scam

August 22, 2013 · 

August 14, 2013 10:00am Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Tuesday became emotional as he joined calls for a closer probe into an alleged multibillion-peso scam involving lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or so-called “pork barrel.” Speaking at a press conference at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, Tagle branded the […]

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Lord Raymond Hylton calls for Philippines to implement anti-Child Porn law.

August 20, 2013 · 

HE Mr Enrique Manalo Embassy of the Philippines 6-8 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HG 15th August 2013 Child Pornography and Law RA 9775 There is evidence that internet service providers have not yet installed filters blocking child pornography, as they are required to do by Section 9 of the above law.  It seems that they […]

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READERS REPLY TO THE ARTICLE; RETURN OF US BASES.

August 17, 2013 · 

To: <predainfo@preda.org> Subject: Re: THE RETURN OF US BASES TO THE PHILIPPINES – Reflections by Fr. Shay Cullen, 1.   PREDA Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:58:32 +0800 Bravo Father Shay. Another good and true reflection. It was a wrong move from the Philippines Government to call on the USA for “some kind of assistance”. […]

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Solidarity statement with the people of Mindanao on recent bombings

August 16, 2013 · 

AMRSP Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines  28 Acacia Street, New Manila, 1112 Quezon City   Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and oppressed. Preserve my life, for I  am loyal; save your servant who trusts in you. (Ps. 86:1-2) We, the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the […]

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THE RETURN OF US BASES TO THE PHILIPPINES

August 15, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen, Mssc Subic Bay, Philippines – After 44 years working for human rights and social development in Olongapo city, the former home port of the US 7th Fleet, I have seen the futility of using military violence to solve political and territorial problems. The Korean, Vietnam, and Middle Eastern wars were launched […]

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A dirty war with innocents caught in the middle

August 14, 2013 · 

August 2, 2013 Estrella Basilico’s voice faltered as tears welled in her eyes. But holding them back, she looked at the camera and wasted no time in pleading for help. Her words sharp, but also filled with emotion, filled the room. “Please help us. My son and my nephew did nothing wrong. They are not […]

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First the terror and then the backlash

August 14, 2013 · 

August 9, 2013 Sangkala Satol, a 51-year old Muslim carpenter, was in the wrong place at the wrong time on Monday afternoon. He was outside a store in the southern city of Cotabato, waiting for his wife who was buying a pack of milk for his 10-month old son. Earlier, the couple was seen together […]

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Human Rights Watch urges Aquino to take action on journalist killings

August 14, 2013 · 

August 13, 2013 Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged President Benigno Aquino to speak out against the recent killings of three journalists and ensure authorities expedite investigations into their murders. “While the killers and motives [of the killings] are unknown, these and past unresolved attacks on journalists have a chilling effect on media freedom in […]

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