Church rallies behind Australian nun facing deportation from PHL

Church people from around the world have rallied behind Australian Sister Patricia Fox, NDS, who was freed after a day in detention, but still...

Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging—pope

Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to...

The Good Shepherd

The sheep is an animal that cannot survive on its own. It is a species with an “intelligence quotient close to the bottom of...

4th Sunday of Easter: ‘John 10:11-18’ – ‘I am the Good Shepherd’

Today the gospel passage presents us with one of the best-loved sayings: “I am the Good Shepherd.” The popularity of the image goes way back...

Pope seeks ‘saints next door,’ not doctrinaire perfectionists

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is calling for ordinary Catholics to live holy lives in whatever they do, stressing that the “saints next door” are more...

‘Small miracles’ at the veneration of beloved saint’s relic

Confined on her wheelchair, Modesta Agbay, 92, could be seen near the altar of the Manila Cathedral praying nothing short of a miracle on...

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, beggar saint of Rome

On April 16, 1783, a Holy Wednesday, Benedict Joseph Labre dragged himself to Saint Maria dei Monte, the cardinalatial titular church in Rome, where...

3rd Sunday of Easter: ‘Luke 24:35-48’ – Recognizing the presence of the Risen Lord in...

There are times in our lives when we feel like a tiny boat in a massive ocean, blown by the strong winds and tossed...

‘Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others’

The final words at Mass—“Go in peace”—are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through their lives, not an opportunity to go outside...

Pilgrims make Easter journey to Tarlac and Nueva Ecija

Green Faith Travels celebrates the greatest feast among Christians, the resurrection of Jesus, which ushered the liturgical season of Easter, with its annual Easter...

Divine Mercy Sunday

Today is the Feast of the Divine Mercy. It was instituted in obedience to the Lord’s instruction to Saint Faustina Kowalska. Faustina had a vision...

2nd Sunday of Easter: John 20:19-31 – Jesus appears to His disciples

We all go through doubts in our faith from time to time. The fact that we have doubts means that our faith is real. There...

‘What matters most is we talk with God’

THE celebration of the Holy Week always brings in new and familiar sights to the faithful. The start of the long holidays draws Christians to churches...

Tagle to ‘wash’ the feet of OFW Demafelis’s parents on Holy...

THE parents of the Filipino household service worker Joanna Demafelis, who was reportedly killed by her employers in Kuwait, will be among the 12 people...

Easter Sunday

‘CHRIST has risen! Hallelujah! Let us rejoice and be glad!” Hope and faith are the greatest gifts of Easter. Hope makes us possess that unshakable...

Dead dreams, new life

SOONER or later, some (if not all) of our career goals won’t come true. Take, for example, the ambitious yuppie out to make a big...

We are the Easter people

EASTER is derived from the word Eostre, the pagan goddess of the season of the sun and rebirth during Ostarum, a pagan spring festival....

Home of Hope recovery center for drug victims opens in Cebu

A Catholic Church-based drop-in center for people struggling with substance abuse has opened in Cebu City recently. The Home of Hope of Saint Camillus will...

‘Faces of agony’: A Lenten paintings exhibit

Members of the Saturday Group, the country’s premier artists’ group, present more than 25 artworks that capture their interpretations of the Lenten season in...

Redemption for all

At early morning on the first day of the week while still dark, Mary of Magdala went to the tomb of Jesus. She carried...