By Tarra Quismundo
Generations of artisans have made a living out of the chisel in this town that carries the tool in its name. And the symphony of gouges carving faces and hands, shaping wood into laments or smiles, becomes ever more vibrant in months like these, when Catholics turn to the town’s shops to find pieces of art that symbolize their faith.
By Philip C. Tubeza
‘Tis the season for renewal of faith in God. Amid the “commercialization” of Christmas, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday reminded the public not to lose sight of the primary significance of the season.
By Jerome Aning
After drawing strong condemnation from Catholic bishops and other lay leaders, Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino apologized and meekly withdrew his bill seeking to prohibit religious rites and images in government buildings and offices in line with the Constitution’s separation of Church and State.
By Maryclaire Dale
Graphic testimony in a Philadelphia priest-abuse trial has ripped open secret church files and reopened old wounds among Roman Catholics.
Roman Catholics will observe today (Sunday) the Feast of Mercy. Devotees of the Divine Mercy are expected again to do an act of mercy during the feast or a day before, go to confession, and receive Holy Communion to obtain the promise of the Lord Jesus Christ of “complete pardon of sins and punishment.”
An art installation that mixes Christ with kitschy symbols of pop culture and includes a crucifix with a movable penis has set off an uproar among conservative Catholics and other Christian denominations, who say the installations are a mockery of their faith. Mideo Cruz, the artist responsible for the installation, intended to be a commentary [...]