Seeing the altar boys during midnight masses reminds of the time when I, too, served as an altar boy in pre-Vatican times. I would outwit other altar boys to be one of the priest’s “sakristan” in morning masses and do the best I can so the priest would choose me again the next time around.
Dingdong has conspicuously consumed his wealth and connections to conspicuously display his love and in so doing, to conspicuously inform the world as well that he’s such a success, a man above most men. (Image from PEP.ph)
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University, deeply mourns the loss of Fr. John J. Carroll, S.J., one of its founders, a long-time pro-fessor, and a pioneer of Sociology in the Philippines.
The point is: weddings enable and constrain, and I feel most couples prefer a ceremony that’s more enabling than constraining. The choice of some couples to defray all wedding expenses (as was the case in the two weddings I attended) is a subtle attempt of bride and groom to lessen that constraint, wield a little power, and assert their independence. (Image from tuscanaresort.com)
But woe to the reserve army of labor! Already disadvantaged by being the first to be laid off when the recession began, they are now doubly disadvantaged by a new manufacturing order that renders their labor unwanted. One long-term effect will be greater poverty for the unemployed, and eventually, a larger divide between the poor and the rich. (Image from globalresearch.ca)