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Two Popes who would be saints

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Two modern popes will be fast-tracked to sainthood by the Catholic Church this April 27– Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Despite my being a Methodist, I feel an unspeakable joy in witnessing in our age the canonization of these two religious leaders whose papacies I’ve followed closely through news reports.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it

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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 »

Sign maker to be nailed to cross for 28th time

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A signboard maker here will have himself nailed to a cross for the 28th time on Good Friday, possibly the longest time any Filipino has performed the ritual.
By stretching his panata (vow) for another year, Ruben Enaje helps sustain the practice of crucifixion in Barangay San Pedro Cutud that itinerant faith healer Artemio Anoza began 54 years ago.

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

Avoid whipping, nailing to cross, advises DOH

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday urged penitents to practice other forms of atonement other than whipping themselves bloody and nailing themselves to crosses as part of their Lenten rituals and sacrifice, saying these practices may cause serious health problems.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Penitents invited to 7-km walk

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The Catholic Church is offering devotees another venue for offering prayers and sacrifices on Good Friday: A seven-kilometer penitential walk for the country’s safety from deadly calamities and accidents this year.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Conscience best place to visit during Lent–Bishop Villegas

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VILLEGAS

Looking for the best place to go this Holy Week? It’s not the beach or even the church. It’s your conscience.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lady of Manaoag: Blue to purple

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LENTEN RITUAL  Devotees pray for intercession before the image of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan province, which is part of the traditional Visita Iglesia (church visits) among the faithful during Holy Week.  WILLIE LOMIBAO/Contributor

On ordinary days, the image of the Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag wears a sky blue cape with matching secondary veil and apron. But at the start of Lent, on Ash Wednesday, her vestment is changed to purple.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lenten ‘zarzuela’ grandmas’ vow

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In a bastion of Roman Catholicism like Pampanga province, Holy Week sees penitents carrying heavy wooden crosses for 100 or so kilometers with their backs bloodied by glass shards and bamboo whips, or volunteering to be crucified with steel nails hammered into their hands and feet.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CBCP: Don’t miss Mass to watch Pacquiao-Bradley fight

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Don’t trade the Holy Mass for the sucker punch.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for child sex abuses carried out by priests

In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis hears the confession of a faithful in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, March 28, 2014. The Pontiff has kneeled before a priest and confessed his sins in a St. Peter's Basilica ceremony he hopes will inspire others to seek forgiveness. AP

Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

CBCP: Law truly watered down

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Opponents of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law react in front of the supreme court's summer residence in Baguio City on April 8, 2014, after the court declared it as not unconstitutional.  AFP PHOTO

Both camps—the red shirts (anti-reproductive health law) and the purple shirts (pro-RH law)—claimed victory after the Supreme Court announced that the law was constitutional, except for provisions that penalize health workers, religious facilities or government employees who refuse to enforce it.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Battle is not over yet,’ say bishops, pro-life groups in Visayas

A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ruling that declares the reproductive health law as constitutional has not deterred the spirit of the Visayas-based pro-life advocates who vowed to continue fighting the law, which they have described as “immoral.”

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Catholic education must respond to new realities

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COMPOSITE: INQUIRER PHOTOS

I stand before you today acutely aware of what I must represent in this ecclesial gathering: first and foremost a woman, an Asian from a developing nation and a lay leader of a Catholic school. My story reflects the new realities the Church needs to respond to.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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