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Fasting is more

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Moses twice spent 40 days on Mount Sinai without eating or drinking, in mourning over Israel’s sin. Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness, being tempted by the devil. Today, the 40 days of fasting started last Feb 13. Through the centuries, fasting continues to be the Christians’ act of humility before God, to seek [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The simple life of Muhammad

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If we compare the life of Muhammad (PBUH) before his mission as a prophet and his life after he began his mission, we will conclude that it is beyond reason to think that Muhammad was a false prophet, who claimed prophethood to attain material gain, greatness, glory or power. Before his mission as a prophet, [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Will Cardinal Tagle make Pope?

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It is a bit of a sad reality that when the conclave to elect the next Pope opens at the Vatican sometime between March 10 and March 20, only one elector will come from the Philippines. That voter is himself a papabile, the term used in Rome for a potential candidate as the next pope. [...]

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Abusado gyud ning mga Koryano

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Wa gyud ko malipay sa gihimo nilang S/Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas diha sa dakbayan sa Lapu-lapu ug sa iyang mga sakop nga nagmika lang suud sa ilang buhatan dihang giilog among camera sa GMA-7 sa kabanay niadtong Korean national nga sadista kaayong nakighilawas ug mipatay sa Cebuana. Gitugtan pang Col. Lawas ang pamilya sa suspetsado [...]

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

With respect to faith

In one of its more famous passages, the author of the book of Ecclesiastes says that there is a time for everything and everything has its time. Tour guide and performing artist Carlos Celdran should have been guided by this adage in determining whether or not to barge into the middle of a religious ceremony [...]

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

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A view of Manger Square and the Chruch of the Nativity as people gather for Christmas eve celebrations in the biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2012. Thousands of Palestinians and tourists were flocking to Bethlehem to mark Christmas. AFP / HAZEM BADER

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists streamed into the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas in the “little town” where many believe Jesus Christ was born.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bishops: It ain’t over, not a KO

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CHURCH LOBBY  Archbishop Ramos Arguelles holds a PC tablet as Bishops Teodoro Bacani and Honesto Ongtioco watch as they monitor the voting on second reading of the reproductive health bill on Wednesday night. JOAN BONDOC

It ain’t over yet. Refusing to admit defeat, Catholic bishops on Thursday vowed to continue fighting the reproductive health bill after the House of Representatives voted 113-104 to approve the controversial measure.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A place

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Is there a place for God in the post-modern world? The priest lamented in his homily how attendance of Sunday masses all over the West has decreased so dramatically to only a “handful.” He accused the post-modernists of not believing in God. From where he sat with his family in the church, one of the [...]

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The obsession with ivory

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The cat is finally out of the bag. I read the National Geographic article on the ivory trade and the revelations made by Msgr. Cristobal Garcia (see “Ivory Worship” http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/ivory/christy-text). Why am I not surprised? What surprises me in fact is that I was one of those who had been with Bryan Christie when he [...]

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The Jesuit who talks with birds

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The children speak of the Jesuit who talks with birds. They spy on him. And when he is not looking they watch him walking the corridors. They tell how birds actually come to land on his fingers.   The older ones look for the scientific explanation to all these. They theorize he has bird feed [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aquino meets with Manalo at INC headquarters, says Palace exec

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On the eve of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s appearance at his own impeachment trial in the Senate, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday met with the leader of the Iglesia ni Cristo, the group said to be supporting the embattled Supreme Court top official and lobbying for his acquittal in the Senate.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Protecting human rights

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Islam provides many human rights for the individual. The following are some of these human rights that Islam protects. The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred, whether a person is Muslim or not. Islam also protects honor. So, in Islam, insulting others or making fun of them is [...]

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The Sinulog and Sto. Niño of Carmen

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This was one invitation I could not refuse. I had just finished my “Kabilin”  television episode on the Sto. Niño and Sinulog in Cebu City (aired on SugboTV Channel 14) when the request to judge the Sinulog sa Carmen came via a call from my friend Manny Gumban, the tourism officer there, and Deo Generalao, [...]

Posted: January 26th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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