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Pope: Enough gloom, try joy ahead of Christmas

Pope Francis

Pope Francis is encouraging people to be joyful, saying, “We’ve never heard of a sad saint.”

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Catholics prepare for Lord’s coming

Advent wreath. JIMMY HILARIO

The Catholic Church began Sunday the four-week preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ on Christmas with the celebration of the first day of Advent.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hear Mass more often to learn new prayers, suggests cardinal


The Catholic Church will begin using the new English Missal in all Masses today, the First Sunday of Advent. Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said there should be no reason for Catholics to worry about keeping up with the new responses and modified portions of the prayers during Mass.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Parish organizations to hold recollection

THE Sacred Heart Parish Formation Committee and the Sacred Heart Parish Ladies Association are sponsoring two activities this Advent season. On Dec. 8, they will hold a recollection from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Hall on Sacred Heart Center on D. Jakosalem Street, Cebu City. The resource person is Fr. Karel […]

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

CBCP: It’s Jesus, not Santa, coming to town


Jesus Christ, not Santa Claus, is coming to town. Instead of Santas and Christmas trees, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is urging the faithful to make the Nativity (belen) the centerpiece of the season and to hang the traditional star lantern (parol) outside their homes instead of Advent wreaths.

Posted: November 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »