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Pope Francis makes the cover of Rolling Stone

A man holds a copy of Rolling Stone magazine where Pope France appeared on cover in Los Angeles, California. AFP

Pope Francis is taking his place alongside the icons of American popular culture by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which hits newsstands Friday.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Priestly vocations a challenge for Pope Francis

In this July 15, 2013 photo, students at the Pontifical University of Mexico seminary greet each other as they walk through the campus in Mexico City. Many believe that Pope Francis' visit to Brazil to head World Youth Day can be the ideal setting to try and awaken young people's desire to serve in the church in regions such as Latin America, where it has been difficult to attract the faithful to priesthood as other religions gain ground. AP

Camilo Sandoval says he faces the choice of a lifetime: He can study engineering in college or he can devote himself to the church.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Lent brings brisk business to Paete wood-carvers

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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.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Tagle says it’s time for renewal of faith

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

‘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.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Representative Palatino apologizes, withdraws anti-God bill

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Rep. Raymond Palatino. Photo taken from congress.gov.ph

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.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US priest trial painful, poignant for Catholics

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In this file photo, Monsignor William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center, in Philadelphia. According to testimony Thursday, April 19, 2012 in a clergy-abuse trial, a heinous 1992 priest-abuse complaint "fell through the cracks" at the Philadelphia archdiocese, leaving the accused pastor to continue leading a suburban parish for three more years. Lynn, the longtime secretary for clergy at the Roman Catholic archdiocese, is charged with child endangerment and conspiracy in his handling of the 1992 complaint and other sex-abuse allegations about priests. AP/Matt Rourke

Graphic testimony in a Philadelphia priest-abuse trial has ripped open secret church files and reopened old wounds among Roman Catholics.

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Feast of Mercy observed Sunday

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.”

Posted: April 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Sacrilegious’ artwork stirs uproar in exhibit

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 [...]

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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