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Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Saint Oscar Romero, Bishop and Martyr

Archbishop Romero concluded his sermon on the Parable of the Grain of Wheat: “Those who surrender to the service of the poor through love...

Pope Francis calls for a youth synod ‘anointed by hope’

VATICAN—Pope Francis began the synod on young people on October 3 with a homily calling for the Holy Spirit to renew hope and dynamism...

Our Lady of the Rosary

First of two parts Saint Pope Pius V declared October 7 as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory. He later changed it to Feast...

Divorce is contrary to God’s plan 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time:...

The gospel of today’s Mass shows us Jesus teaching the multitudes that had come from all the neighboring towns. Among the simple people who...

Interfaith women’s forum: How are PHL children?

The high incidence of poverty in the Philippines causes many problems, with the children suffering the most. With 21.6 million Filipinos below the poverty...

No monopolies in the apostolate 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘Mark...

The disciples came upon someone who was casting out devils in the name of the Lord. We don’t know if it was someone who...

Guardian angels

"Angel of God, my guardian dear. To whom His love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side. To light and guard, to rule...

Saint Pio de Pietrelcina: First stigmatist priest

"I need to love You more and more, but I don’t have any more love in my heart. I have given all my love...

Spiritual childhood brings joy 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘Mark 9:30-37’...

Today’s Gospel leads us to a scene where the disciples argue among themselves, trying to understand what Jesus was saying about dying and rising...

Group appeals for prayer, penance to restore the Church To defeat...

An international Catholic movement is appealing to families in this time of  “deep crisis in the Church” to pray and do penance “to help...

Who is Jesus for You? 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ‘Mark...

Jesus went with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea. Along the way, He asked them, “Who do men say that I am?” (Mark...

Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church

Hildegard of Bingen, “one of the few prominent woman in medieval church,” was declared saint by Pope Benedict XVI on May 10, 2012, in...

Pope embraces silence as calls grow for response to allegations

ROME—As a clamor builds for Pope Francis to respond to the stunning allegations by his former ambassador in Washington that Francis covered up abuse...

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...
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