Support group for Baguio’s ‘future priests’ launched

BAGUIO CITY—As a concrete initiative for the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons (YCCP) that was declared by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of...

PHLPost releases stamps on centenary of the apparition of Our Lady...

The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released se-tenant block of four stamps to commemorate the 100 years of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. The...

Detroit church shields man from deportation to Albania

DETROIT—A Detroit church is providing sanctuary for a man in the country illegally who was ordered deported to Albania even though he says that...

Cardinal Tagle hits greed, lust for power

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila denounced greed and hunger for power, warning that forgetting the importance of serving God is gearing toward “false...

Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson dies at 90

SALT LAKE CITY—Thomas S. Monson, considered a prophet by nearly 16 million Mormons worldwide, has died at the age of 90 after a nearly...

Saint Macrina, the Elder, Confessor of Faith

Tabula rasa is a theory of knowledge and psychology that compare the mind to a blank writing tablet which “responds to ideas and convert...

Pilgrim relics of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus in PHL

The pilgrim relics of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus is once again in the Philippines, its fourth time, until May 31. A concelebrated Mass...

Church’s New Year wish: ‘Enlightened’ PHL, committed to uphold human rights

The Catholic Church, through its national social action arm, the National Secretariat for Social Action (Nassa)/Caritas Philippines, has high hopes that in 2018, more...

Faithful reminded: ‘Life is meaningless without God’

A local priest elaborated on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role of reminding the faithful about how life has no true meaning apart from God,...

The Black Nazarene

Millions of Filipinos venerate the Poong Itim na Nazareno (Black Nazarene), a life-sized statue of Jesus fallen under the weight of the cross on...

‘Calamities no match for Christian hope, joy’

TACLOBAN City—Despite the damage brought on by Typhoon Urduja that recently struck Eastern Visayas, including Biliran Island province, Msgr. Rex Ramirez, bishop-elect of Naval,...

Bethlehem without borders

On my last birthday, I was struck by the cruel truth that I will be celebrating my 73rd Christmas this year.  Seventy-three! OMG! It’s...

‘Behold, I make all things new’

New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 in the Early Medieval period in Christian Europe.  The feast, called Lady Day in England, is...

Urduja-affected families receive ‘Christmas love’

PALO, Leyte—At least 150 individuals from 30 families in three barangays got a feel of the Christmas spirit early this week, thanks to employees...

Faces of Christmas

There was nothing extraordinary on the first Christmas Eve. God, though, did not make it so ordinary. A distinct star shone brightly to guide three...

Cheering up Emmaus House residents

The Emmaus House of Apostolate in Barangay San Agustin, Malolos, Bulacan—a home to old indigent female patients from provincial hospitals—recently received visitors from the...

Christmas in Bethlehem: Trump’s Jerusalem shift looms large

BETHLEHEM, West Bank—President Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital looms large in Christmas festivities this year in the traditional birthplace of...

‘Simbang Gabi’ in PHL

An old European folklore narrates that Jesus was born at the stroke of midnight on December 25. To the rooster was assigned the honorable...

The context of Pope Francis’s remarks on the ‘Lord’s Prayer’

VATICAN—Pope Francis’s recent remarks on the “wrong” translation of the “Lord’s Prayer” in a TV show hosted by the Italian Bishops’ Conference’s TV2000 network...

Pope on Guadalupe feast: Church is mestizo, native, black

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis urged Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying on Tuesday that the face of the Catholic...