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Are We Poor Because We're Catholic?

Holy Week is serious business in the Philippines. Consider this post an invitation to reflect on why the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, is predominantly poor.

The following are newspaper articles that illustrate the extent of the problem (or lack thereof):

The following are the bases for the articles listed above. They tend to be heavy reading but, hey, it's Holy Week, suffer a little!

Finally, the following is an article directly addressing the question posed by this post. It's quite interesting that the word "population" is not mentioned at all.

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