By Dennis Jay Santos
An altar under a pitch-tent, plastic stools to sit on and flickering Christmas lights that illuminate the makeshift manger greeted Catholic faithful here as they started the Simbang Gabi (dawn masses) at the ruins of what used to be their 16th century church.
Caritas Philippines, a Catholic social service organization, said it would need P286,147,363 for relief and rehabilitation efforts for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims until February next year.
Pope Francis has turned around the way the Catholic Church is seen but his promise of Vatican reform awaits next year and key problems remain, observers said on Tuesday, as the pontiff celebrated his 77th birthday.
Survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) gathered to pray while a priest sprinkled holy water on their ruined homes Tuesday in a ceremony marking the end of a 40-day mourning period for the thousands killed.
Pope Francis may have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, but he has come under scathing criticism from a growing number of traditionalist Catholics for cracking down on a religious order that celebrates the old Latin Mass.
Pope Francis may have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, but he has come under scathing criticism from a growing number of traditionalist Catholics for cracking down on a religious order that celebrates the old Latin Mass. The case has become a flashpoint in the ideological tug-of-war going on in the Catholic Church over Francis’ revolutionary agenda, which has thrilled progressives and alarmed some conservatives.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, his predecessor Gaudencio Rosales and 20 other bishops have expressed “deep reservations” over the adverse social and environmental effects of 38 planned real estate projects that would involve the reclamation of more than 26,230 hectares of Manila Bay.
By Bong Lozada
Faith still runs deep in Leyte a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” rampaged through the province as survivors held the Eucharistic celebration to remember the unprecedented onslaught of the disaster.
By Niña P. Calleja
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on the public to live a simple lifestyle so they are able to give assistance to those still reeling from the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
By Maricar B. Brizuela
“Pedrito” is the cute face of a Manila-based organization’s efforts to help victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
By Chris Panganiban
More than P100,000 in cash intended to be donated to victims of “Supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) had been taken by burglars, who broke into the convent of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church here, the parish priest said on Friday.
By Romulo O. Ponte
A priest of the diocese of San Pablo in Laguna province warned against what he said were the shady activities of a religious sect, which formed a foundation for indigent children and is collecting donations from churchgoers during Mass.
By Tina G. Santos
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is sending several copies of the Bible and rosaries to Tacloban and nearby provinces to fill the spiritual necessities of those affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).