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Young people find rituals, litanies strengthening their faith

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YOUNG pilgrims pray before the altar of a Catholic church in Lumban, one of their Visita Iglesia (church visits) stops in Laguna province. Vaughn Alviar

“Back in the day…,” elders would begin.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’

Throng of devotees flock to the 'Kamay ni Hesus' shrine in Lucban, Quezon on Good Friday to climb the spiritually sanctifying 300-step 'Stairway to Heaven' to reach the 50-foot statue of the resurrected Christ on top of the hill. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./Inquirer Southern Luzon

Popular healing priest Fr. Joey Faller is inviting the country’s leaders to join him in one special moment of “prayer for the nation” after Vice President Jejomar Binay visited the “Kamay ni Hesus” (Hand of Jesus) Shrine on Maundy Thursday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tagle: Christ’s resurrection a message of hope to faithful

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Jesus has risen. And with His resurrection comes hope, along with a warning.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pope seeks to bring faith to ‘ends of the Earth’


Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Aspiring ‘Judas’ is Mandaluyong’s veteran ‘Jesus’

“THE LAST TEMPTATION OF DAN” Sarabia channels the Messiah in a scene with the Devil during Holy Tuesday’s performance in Barangka, Mandaluyong City. JOAN BONDOC

Wisecracks and cuss words come easy to Dan Albert Sarabia. Just ask the employees at his family-owned restaurant.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Passion of Christ moves survivors


Bernarda Cahutay has been watching the reenactment of the passion and death of Jesus Christ held on the grounds of Metropolitan Cathedral.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Banahaw continues to lure pilgrims, trekkers

A DEVOTEE prays at one of the “sacred spots” on Mt. Banahaw in Dolores town, Quezon province. Viel Polintan/CONTRIBUTOR

Authorities might have closed most parts of Mt. Banahaw but its devotees continued to come to pray, kiss its sacred ground, feel its cool, pristine water and enjoy its blissful serenity.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Thoughts on Holy Week


How come it took the Philippine National Police more than a year to decide to dismiss the cops who took part in the Atimonan (Quezon provice) massacre, a flagrant abuse of power?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Conscience best place to visit during Lent–Bishop Villegas


Looking for the best place to go this Holy Week? It’s not the beach or even the church. It’s your conscience.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Battle is not over yet,’ say bishops, pro-life groups in Visayas

A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ruling that declares the reproductive health law as constitutional has not deterred the spirit of the Visayas-based pro-life advocates who vowed to continue fighting the law, which they have described as “immoral.”

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Be transparent with ‘Yolanda’ aid, donors and recepients urged


Nearly five months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) battered Eastern Visayas, Malacañang is still on the trail to ensure the transparancy and accountability of donations pledged to the victims of one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The expanding kingdom of God’s ‘son’

MEMBERS of the Bagobo-Klata tribe prepare to fence off their land. GERMELINA LACORTE

Looking out of the window in a hut half-hidden from the road by thick banana leaves, Adelina Awog Guillego, 57, recounted how more than 40 men, armed with rifles and bolos, arrived in her village in Barangay (village) Manuel Guianga here almost a month ago, telling the people to leave.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Muslim lawmakers push for law protecting right to wear ‘hijab’


Citing the importance of Muslim women wearing the hijab (scarf), Muslim lawmakers are one in pushing for a proposed measure that would not, in any way, hinder its use in the country, according to a party-list legislator from Mindanao.

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

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