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Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday. AP FILE PHOTO

Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

It’s Ash Wednesday; season of Lent starts

Remember that you are dust and unto dust you shall return. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Church official on Tuesday reminded the Catholic faithful to fast and to abstain as the Christian world on March 5 marks Ash Wednesday, which signals the start of the Lenten season.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Catholics mark Ash Wednesday

Catholics all over the world observe today as Ash Wednesday by going to church and having ash placed on their foreheads to open the 40-day season of Lenten. In his Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI urged the Catholic faithful to rekindle their faith in Jesus Christ and love their neighbors in concrete ways. “Lent invites [...]

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

It’s Ash Wednesday, start of Lent

A Church official on Tuesday reminded the Catholic faithful to fast and abstain from meat as the Christian world marks Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »



Our hand froze, before twisting open the hospital room door knob. “No Visitors Allowed,” the sign read. The wife pushed me gently forward. We tiptoed in.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Tagle urges flock: Fast, give money you save to poor kids


Here’s one way to lose weight while enriching one’s spirituality: Fast during the entire period of Lent and donate the money intended for your food to the hungry.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »



Ash Wednesday always draws a packed house. Even here in my parish in Singapore, the attendees came in droves.

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Catholics mark Ash Wednesday

Catholics all over the world today begin observing the 40-day season of Lent with Ash Wednesday.

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

40-day Lent starts: Do acts of kindness, says Church

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

As millions of Roman Catholics troop to churches today (February 22) to mark Ash Wednesday, the Church is reminding its faithful of a primary message from Christ: Be caring of others, even small acts of kindness help.

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Handful of ashes


Ashes will be traced in the form of a cross on foreheads in Wednesday rites that start off Lent. Slum dweller, walang ngipin at salawal, drug addict, jeepney driver to embattled Chief Justice will get the same reminder: “Remember, man, that you are dust. And unto dust you will return.”

Posted: February 21st, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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  2. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  3. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  7. Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further
  8. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  9. Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’
  10. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe
  • 31 dead in Holy Week incidents—NDRRMC
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  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

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  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Business

  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Technology

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  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
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  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
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  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

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  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
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