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‘Stampita’ brings saints back to kids


Colorfully illustrated stampita (prayer cards) are the latest addition to local efforts to make All Saints’ Day in Angeles City more of a Catholic holy day.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Pope baptizes father of South Korea ferry victim

Pope Francis, right, kisses a girl as he arrives with the popemobile to celebrate a mass and the beatification Paul Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. AP

Pope Francis has once again made a gesture toward the families who lost loved ones in South Korea’s ferry disaster, baptizing the father of a student victim.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Priest charged with sexual abuse at religious-run hospitals


A priest and an employee of a hospital run by a religious order in Portugal have been charged with sexually abusing patients.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Covering Pope John Paul II in a time of pagers, analog

WHEN JOHN PAUL II LAST WALKED OUR LAND Pinoys celebrated him to the soundtrack of “Tell the World of His Love.” For 5 straight days in January 1995, the Inquirer covered his second visit to the Philippines, publishing stories and pictures written and taken by a dedicated band of nearly all of its reporters and photographers. Filipinos got to know him quite well and he had us all in the palm of his hand.

Just a month after turning 9, the Philippine Daily Inquirer moved to its spanking new building in Makati City and prepared to embark on an extensive coverage of a local event of international magnitude. I was dead set on being part of it.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Teenagers fight in church vicinity during ‘Simbang Gabi’

Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.net

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 »