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Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama walk to a motorcade from the White House to attend Easter services on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Washington. The first family attended services at the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lenten gift to Naic: Restored church

The faithful fill the 18th century Diocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary in Naic town, Cavite province, which was restored by WCKF. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

An 18th century church in Naic town, Cavite province, which Wong Chu King Foundation (WCKF) restored to its former glory, is seen as playing a key role in encouraging more people to grow in faith during the Lenten season.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

PNP wants to boost cops’ spiritual nourishment

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) Chaplain Service is stepping up the “spiritual nourishment” of its police force, giving emphasis to the Church’s role in their law enforcement duties.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Methodists in crisis over gay marriage, church law

In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks with reporters after a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. United Methodist church officials have defrocked Schaefer, who officiated his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts. The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them. AP

The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Chicago priest sex abuse victims demand more files

Attorney Jeff Anderson, right, smiles after hugging Kathy Laarveld, whose son was sexually abused by a priest, after a new conference on the release of files of Catholic priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors in the Archdiocese of Chicago. AP

Victims of sexual abuse by priests in the Chicago area are vowing to keep pushing for information on how the Chicago Archdiocese handled allegations.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope limits ‘monsignor’ title for priests at least 65 years old

A priest has to be at least 65 years old to hold the title of “monsignor” in the Roman Catholic Church from now on.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Catholic Church offender a Nazarene devotee

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Carlos Celdran, Black Nazarene devotee. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Ironic that a man who was found guilty of offending “religious feeling” is actually a fervent Black Nazarene devotee.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Stolen ivory image of Child Jesus returned for P167,000

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THE IVORY image of the Child Jesus of the Virgen de la Correa after it was returned to a church in the Betis district in Guagua town, Pampanga province. Thieves removed the image’s body, leaving only its head, hands and feet. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Using leads provided by “santo” (images of saints) collectors in Metro Manila, an art restorer has recovered parts of a centuries-old ivory image of the Child Jesus that was stolen from a church in Pampanga province on Dec. 30 last year.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Basilica image is original, smiling Niño

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The wooden image of the Sto. Niño inside the bullet-proof glass case of the basilica in Cebu city is the original icon, over 400 years old, said Fr. Jonas Mejares, basilica rector. Long lines of devotees trail into the basilica everyday to kiss and touch the glass, with silent prayers offered to the image of [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Basilica open 24 hours

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The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño will be open 24 hours a day to welcome pilgrims starting tomorrow until the feast day on Jan. 19.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Pampanga church exec seeks help vs robbery

THE IMAGE of the Infant Jesus, seen here in the embrace of the image of the Virgen de la Correa, is missing and believed to have been stolen. Church authorities are seeking help in its recovery. PHOTO FROM ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE PARISH

The Archdiocese of San Fernando in Pampanga province on Tuesday asked for help in the search and recovery of an ivory image of the Infant Jesus accompanying the image of the Virgen de la Correa at St. James Parish in Guagua town.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Quake ruins in Bohol, Cebu prompt firm to build more churches

The recent quake that destroyed or damaged historical churches in Bohol and Cebu has firmed up the advocacy of wholly-Filipino tobacco company Mighty Corporation (MC) to build more churches in the country.   Retired Judge Oscar P. Barrientos, executive Vice President and spokesperson of MC, said in a statement that the destruction of churches during [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Teenagers fight in church vicinity during ‘Simbang Gabi’

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Scattered fights broke out around the vicinity of a church in Manila during Saturday’s “Simbang Gabi” (dawn Mass) celebration.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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