By Mariano “Anong” Santos
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.
The Vatican says it’s willing to help facilitate talks between Venezuela’s government and its opponents aimed at ending weeks of deadly unrest that have paralyzed much of the country.
Pope Francis made his first clerical appointment on Thursday, assigning the bishop of Santa Rosa in Argentina to take over his former post as archbishop of the large diocese of Buenos Aires.
By Queena N. Lee-Chua
The Philippines remains a Catholic bastion, but many of my students claim to be agnostics, putting their faith in reason instead. Some friends, who went to Catholic schools, have turned their backs on the religion of their birth to join Born-Again movements they feel serve their spiritual needs better.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Catholics in Metro Manila may not have to travel far to go on a pilgrimage.