This was one Holy Mass where I felt I was in heaven.
Will you give up your favorite teleserye (soap opera) to observe Lent?
Faith combined with planning produced a “miracle” of sorts: The procession went faster, the andas didn’t break down, the street sweepers went quickly into action, and the 200-year-old tradition showed no signs of fading.
Too much nonsense has been said about Catholics being passive in worship.
Why do they keep coming back, barefoot, and in their millions?
To avoid a repeat of last year’s procession that took 22 hours to finish, the carriage that will bear the iconic image of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo has been redesigned for smoother, faster movement amid crushing waves of barefoot devotees, officials said on Thursday.
You want to be a successful businessman, executive, writer, soldier or office employee this year? Decree it! Tell the Universe you are already what you want to be, give thanks, and expect it.
I read somewhere that astronauts could hear old radio shows in space. Apparently, radio waves do not fall apart, they just drift in the ether, and no doubt some of them found their way into the astronauts’ apparatus. How both bizarre and gratifying to listen to the same radio broadcast of a soap opera in the 50s, which went on the air before many of us were born.
“It’s hard to find sermons that resonate in daily life,” I told my confessor Father Dan McNamara years ago. “Many priests read from texts written by other people, or thunder on about sex and immorality, or worse, do not care and ramble endlessly.” “So I shop around in search of good homilies. Is this okay, [...]
CARACAS—Shamans from tribes in Venezuela’s Amazon jungle held a ceremony at the Miraflores presidential palace Saturday to help Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recover from his cancer treatment. Chavez, who insists that he was “not sick but recovering” from cancer, greeted the shamans wearing a track suit in the colors of the Venezuelan national flag and [...]
Many people say human life is a journey. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in explaining the purpose of this journey, quotes Saint Ignatius of Loyola. “God freely created us so that we might know, love, and serve him in this life and be happy with him forever” the saint said. “God’s purpose in creating [...]
The feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ), one of the most important feasts in the liturgical calendar, will be celebrated on June 26. The celebration will highlight the nine-day Eucharistic celebration, which includes the daily novena Masses at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. that will start on June 17 and culminate with the feast [...]
A story of Flannery O’Connor’s often included in textbooks of English Lit is “Everything that Rises Must Converge,” the title piece in a collection of short stories that she wrote before her death in 1963. The title comes from the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who wrote, “Remain true to yourself, but move ever [...]