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Two Popes who would be saints

Pope John XXIII

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 »

Vatican open to facilitator role for Venez crisis

A student waves a banner decorated with an image of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at a gathering between President Nicolas Maduro and students in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, March 22, 2014. Two more people were reported dead in Venezuela as a result of anti-government protests even as supporters and opponents of Maduro took to the streets on Saturday in new shows of force. AP

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.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope appoints new Buenos Aires archbishop

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Young Catholics yearn for spiritual fulfillment


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.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Mt. Carmel Shrine in Cubao declared pilgrimage site by Catholic Church

Mt. Carmel church

Catholics in Metro Manila may not have to travel far to go on a pilgrimage.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »