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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 »

Convenient Catholic


This does not begin with, “The problem with Catholicism is…” Like all things human, the religion has its list of problems. For some, these problems are reason enough to move to another religion. Others simply doubt the whole concept of faith. Others become simply used to it. For them religion is not the central focus of life. The central focus of life is something else besides.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu’s farming town to celebrate Pedro Calungsod’s canonization as saint

JAIME Calungsod, 85, shows the prayer booklets on Blessed Pedro Calungsod, whom he claims is his distant relative. TONEE DESPOJO, Cebu Daily News

Nowhere in the country will Catholics celebrate the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod with deeper passion than in this poor agricultural town on the Tanon Strait.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Catholic Church in PH eyes Pedro Calungsod’s sainthood as a way to revive faith

Blessed Pedro Calungsod

The sainthood on Oct. 21 of the young lay missionary Blessed Pedro Calungsod is “a moment of great pride” and a boost to the declining Catholic Church, according to a Jesuit priest.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Muslim professor calls for calm in response to Catholic school’s head scarf ban

Filipino Muslim high school students of the government-run Mindanao State University in southern Jolo island pledge allegiance to the Philippine flag after singing the national anthem during the first day of school nationwide, 05 June 2000. The Catholic school Pilar College in Zamboanga City but Prof. Alih Aiyub, secretary-general of the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines, on Sunday, August 5, 2012, called for calm and dialogue in response to the ban.  AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

A university professor of the Western Mindanao State University called for calm and dialogue after reports surfaced that a local school run by Roman Catholic nuns have banned the use of the hijab head scarf.

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Talk to tackle devotion of holy relics

RELIGIOUS relics have played an important role in the spread of Catholicism. This is because individuals see them  as a way to come closer to the saints and thus form a closer bond with God. On Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral Museum, the public is invited to attend a free talk on [...]

Posted: November 9th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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