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Filipinos marking popes’ canonization thru Mass, talks, vigils

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Filipino Catholics who cannot fly to Rome for the two papal canonizations on Sunday may still get to revel in the spirit of the occasion through various activities prepared by dioceses in Manila and other parts of the country.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palm Sunday: Giving, loving make week holy

STRICTLY SYMBOLIC. Palm fronds (“palaspas”) decorate Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City for blessing on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The Church says Filipinos should give the palaspas no other meaning than a symbol of welcome at the triumphant entry of Jesus to Jerusalem. It’s plain superstitious to use a blessed palm to ward off evil spirits or as protection against lightning and other disasters. RAFFY LERMA

Stewardship must hurt.Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas imparted this message to the Catholic faithful who will have their palm fronds blessed in churches today in observance of Palm Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent and the start of the most solemn period of Holy Week.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle pitches more assistance to Yolanda victims

Cardinal Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called on Filipino Catholics to help survivors of Supertyphoon Yolanda get back on their feet.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

21 bishops to Aquino: Rethink reclamations

Cardinal Tagle: Our motivation is spiritual, pastoral and missionary FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, his predecessor Gaudencio Rosales and 19 other bishops have expressed “deep reservations” over 38 planned real estate projects that would reshape the Manila Bay coastline, warning of social and environmental consequences.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Day of penance, recollection, fasting for typhoon victims

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the Catholic faithful to spend the whole day on Saturday in penance, recollection and fasting in solidarity with the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »