Bishop lauds Asean pact on migrant workers’ rights

A Catholic bishop has lauded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in its bid to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers across...

Saint Raphael of Saint Joseph Kalinowski, Carmelite friar, priest

Death by firing squad. This was the verdict given Josef Kalinowski after a formal declaration of his participation as war minister of Vilna (Lithuania)...

Pope to auction Lamborghini to help rebuild Christian Iraq

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday—but he won’t be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it. Instead, the...

Lives of anxiety: Immigrants seek sanctuary in US churches

NEW YORK—Amanda Morales sees her children off to school each day from the entrance of a gothic church, but she won’t even venture onto...

Saint Josaphat Kunseyvc, bishop and martyr

Orthodox is derived from the Greek word Orthodoxia, which means the right opinion or adherence to correct or accepted creeds. The Orthodox Church, founded...

Saints Zechariah and Elizabeth, parents of Saint John the Baptist

Zechariah is dumb. So, when asked what name he would give his son, he wrote on the tablet—John. His tongue was loosened and he...

Sainthood cause of Filipino bishop pushed

ROME, Italy—In line with the Church’s celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints on November 1, Filipinos in the Eternal City recently took part...

Diocese sets novena for drug-war victims

Devout Catholics in the Calookan diocese have started holding a novena for the victims of drug-war killings and for the “healing” of their families. The...

10 Commandments monument in New Mexico moving off city land

BLOOMFIELD, New Mexico—A group that erected a monument honoring the Ten Commandments six years ago on city-owned property in a small New Mexico city...

Saints Jude Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot: Apostles and martyrs

Seemingly, the togetherness of Saints Simon the Zealot and Jude Thaddeus had been destined. Both apostles preached the words of God in Persia. They, too,...

Many people lack real religious freedom—United Nations exec

UNITED NATIONS—Three-quarters of the world’s people live in countries that either restrict the right to religion or belief or have “a high level of...

Tributes pour in for the late Cardinal Vidal

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal passed away on Wednesday morning. The cardinal had lived 86 full years of laughter, friendship and unyielding service to...

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration

ROME—Pope Francis demanded on Monday that world governments collectively commit to end rising world hunger by resolving the conflicts and climate change-related disasters that...

Saint John Paul II, the Great

Saint John Paul II died in 2005, the year he had earlier proclaimed as Year of the Eucharist—“the source and summit of life and...

On the death-penalty revival, priest asks: ‘What message are we sending...

The revival of the death penalty would risk sending the wrong message to society, especially the young people, a Catholic priest said. Jesuit priest Fr....

Fatima apparition revisited, after a century

"Tell King Louis XIV of France to consecrate the country to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” This was Jesus’ command to the future Saint Margaret...

Pope to enter Rohingya minefield with Myanmar-Bangladesh trip

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis will wade into the religious and political minefield of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and the effects of their exodus to...

Pope: Catholic guide needs updating on death penalty

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying on Wednesday it should be changed to address...

More bishops offer sanctuary for witnesses to drug killings

More bishops are joining Archbishop Socrates Villegas in offering any help they can for those who want to testify against cases of summary killings...

Lucifer, fallen angel and evil

Conclusion New Age practices      Because Satan is not subject to human conditions, he posses “unimaginable possibilities to harm people”. He can infest houses with strange sounds and...