‘Escalating violence’ alarms churchmen

CATHOLIC bishops bewailed the “escalating violence” in the country against clergymen, following the killing of another priest in Nueva Ecija province. Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of...

Saint Magdalene of Canossa, Foundress

MAGDALENE'S passion: To be close to every person to discover and experience together the concern God has for life, and proclaim the goodness of God. Her...

The parable of the growing seed

TODAY'S gospel gives us an insight on the Kingdom of God likened to how when a seed is planted, a host of factors contribute to...

Eid’l Fitr marks end of Ramadan fasting

Story & Photos By Edd K. Usman / Special to the BusinessMirror Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting, will end in mid-June. It concludes with the...

10th Week in Ordinary Time: ‘Mark 3:20-35’ – A house divided cannot stand

The teachers of the law acknowledged that Jesus was casting out demons, but since they weren’t willing to believe that Jesus was the son...

Saint Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church

"Lord, who can grasp all of the wealth of just one of Your words? What we understand is much less than we leave behind,...

Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote

DUBLIN—Irish Catholics attending last Sunday’s Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it...

CMMA pays tribute to Cardinal Sin, Saint John Paul II on its...

The Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) pays tribute to Jaime L. Cardinal Sin and Saint John Paul II as it celebrates its 40th anniversary...

Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr

Mother Earth is man’s home. Thus, man ought to live in harmony with nature. The Celtics, Frisians and Saxons of Europe in the Middle...

The Lord’s Supper: ‘Mark 14:12-16, 22-26’ – Solemnity of the Most Holy...

Sitting down together and sharing a meal fosters a special feeling of togetherness. Meals are important but more than nourishment, it serves as a...

Pope: ‘God made you like this’

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis’s reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

France pilgrimage sites aim for Filipino Catholics

Story & photo by Stephanie Tumampos France, one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, has received over 90,000 Filipino travelers in 2017 alone. While some...

The Call of Discipleship: ‘Matthew 28:16-20’ – Solemnity of the Most Holy...

When the 11 disciples went to the mountain in Galilee and saw Jesus, they worshipped Him yet had their doubts. It is encouraging to...

Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin

Magdalene is an “ecstatic saint.” She desired a “hidden life,” but her mystical experiences or religious ecstasies lasted for years. Religious ecstasy, according to Wikipedia,...

Muslims across the world observe Ramadan fasting

Story & photos by Edd K. Usman Ramadan is here! Like their brethren across the world, Muslims in the Philippines are now into the fourth...

2nd public veneration of Saint John Paul II’s relic at Manila...

The Manila Cathedral is holding a second round of public veneration of the blood relic of Saint Pope John Paul II that ends on...

Pentecost Sunday: ‘John 20:19-23’ – Receive the Holy Spirit

We all need a close encounter with the people who matter in our life. It’s something we plan for, schedule and make time for....

Saint Dymphna, Virgin and Martyr

After Saint Dymphna’s death, some lunatics wandered in the countryside of Gheel in Belgium. They slept there and woke up cured. Since then she...

Mindanao gives grand welcome to Saint Thérèse pilgrim relics

DAVAO CITY—Mindanao gave a rousing and grand welcome to the pilgrimage to the Philippines of the relics of the Catholic Church’s well-loved Saint Thérèse...

Mother’s healing smile

Since January 12 the pilgrim relics of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus is on its fourth visit to the Philippines. The more than...