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Friday, September 21, 2018

Faith

Saint Peter Claver, Patron of All Catholic Missions

Popes of the Catholic Church condemned chattel slavery, or personal slavery. Pope Pius II in 1462 called it a great crime. “Pope Paul III...

Jesus heals a deaf and mute man 23 Sunday in Ordinary...

The gospel today is another one of the many wonderful messages of God’s love through His Son. It reminds us that the physical healing...

PHL gears up for visit of Padre Pio’s heart relic

There’s only a month to go until the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore stigmata of Jesus, arrives...

Catholic board seeks laity-led abuse probe

A committee created by the Catholic Church specifically to prevent sexual misconduct by clergy on Tuesday issued a damning assessment of the failings to...

Martyrs of September 2 

France was populated with Catholics prior to social and political upheavals in 1787. The agitations reached initial climax in 1789, thus, the expression Revolution...

Fighting ‘internal’ sins 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘Mk 7:1-8, 14-15,...

In explaining the actuations of His disciples of neglecting some of the Jewish ritual washings, Jesus Christ explained that “there is nothing outside a...

Catholics consider withholding donations amid abuse scandals

For decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the donation basket comes around at church, but the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing...

I chose to stay 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘John 6:60-69’...

The great crowds that had followed Jesus were leaving one by one in disgust. Jesus had told them that unless they ate His flesh...

Muslims to celebrate Eid’l Adha, to honor Abraham’s unwavering obedience to Allah

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced that the five-day Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, starts today, August 19, with a sea of pilgrims proceeding...

Queenship of Mary

The celebration of the queenship of Mary is significantly related to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Assumption is a dogma instituted by...

I Am the Living Bread that came down 20th Sunday in...

Today’s Gospel, though it seems like a repetition of the last two gospels, aims to transcend a deeper meaning to when Jesus fed the...

Chinese Christians fight for spiritual awakening

NANYANG, China—The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true—a brick house...

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, cofoundress of religious order

Having pledged themselves and all concerns to God, many people think that religious and spiritual people do not experience spiritual dryness and inclinations to...

I am the Bread of Life 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘John...

In today’s gospel, Jesus talks about bread in a way we have known all our lives: “This is the bread that comes down from...

Reliving the miracles at Lourdes

ABOUT 200 years ago, in a remote corner of France, in a rented stone-and-wood house that could be reached from the street by a narrow,...

Receiving the bread of life 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘John 6:24-35’

WHEN Christ first told the Jews that He was “the bread of life” (John 6:35), they did not understand what He meant. The institution of the...

Basilica of Saint Mary Major

SAINT Mary Major is a fifth- century basilica in Liberiana 27 in the upper town of Bergamo, Northern Italy. It is dedicated to the Blessed...

Tagle: Church is called to unite, not divide

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila said church people are called to unite people and not create division in society. Speaking at the end of...

Jesus feeds 5,000 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘John 6:1-15’

There are moments in our life when our faith is tested with challenges to do the impossible. Philip and the rest of the disciples thought...

Saint Martha, Virgin

Busy is a word that describes everyone. What is man busy of? Money, power, honors, with only a few who serve God. Even during the...