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‘Stampita’ brings saints back to kids


Colorfully illustrated stampita (prayer cards) are the latest addition to local efforts to make All Saints’ Day in Angeles City more of a Catholic holy day.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bohol quake: Remembering, healing at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday


  CEBU—At exactly 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday, at least a thousand Catholic devotees stood in silence for about a minute in the middle of the Mass at the pilgrim center of the Basilica Minore de Sto. Niño in downtown Cebu City.   They then lit candles and offered prayers for the 223 people who died […]

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Popemobile won’t be bulletproof, says Tagle


The vehicle which Pope Francis will ride during his three-day visit to the Philippines next year will not be enclosed in bulletproof glass unlike the one used by Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995, according to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Pope says war no way to address injustice

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

War is not the way to address injustice, Pope Francis said Sunday, in comments that appeared to distance himself further from any faith-based justification for US airstrikes in Iraq.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

Pope Francis, center, is greeted by the faithful upon arrival for the beatification mass of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and his 123 martyr companions in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)

They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage during a Mass to beatify 124 martyrs.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »