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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 »

Wet church, warm hearts in Tacloban

KEEPING THE FAITH. Msgr. Alex Opiniano gives Holy Communion to the faithful during the first “Misa de Gallo” at Sto.Niño de Tacloban Church a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” laid the city to waste. SHIENA BARRAMEDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

With only a light green-and-yellow checkered shawl to protect her from the chill and slight drizzle, 89-year-old Damasa Pelingon trudged with her daughter, Delia, through unlit streets before daybreak on Monday to reach Sto. Niño de Tacloban Church.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police assures security for Simbang Gabi

SECURITY and traffic schemes were finalized by both the Cebu City and Mandaue City police for the annual Simbang Gabi.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Tagle tells lawmakers: Reject RH bill, meet Jesus with joy

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

On the first day of the traditional “Simbang Gabi,” Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle appealed to lawmakers to “welcome Jesus with joy” to prepare a “straight path” for the next generations by rejecting the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Caloocan, Navotas boost security for Simbang Gabi


With the start of the Catholic tradition of Simbang Gabi, the local governments of Caloocan and Navotas have stepped up their security measures to prevent crime.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Tagle says Jesus Christ is reason in celebrating Christmas season

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

Newly appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Sunday ushered in the start of the dawn masses or “Simbang Gabi” and called on the people to remember Jesus Christ as the reason for the celebrations.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Priest in a roofless church: They lost everything but not their faith


The façade looks like a place of worship for antichrists—a leaning statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a hanging, almost falling, inverted cross. Inside the church, on an elevation are a fit-for-royalty chair, a vigil candle, a rostrum and the purple-curtained tabernacle. Looking up, one would see the blue sky and clouds—as the ceiling had parted.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palma to offer dawn Masses in Carbon, jail


For Filipinos across the country, the Christmas season is officially ushered in by “Simbang Gabi”, the traditional series of nine dawn Masses which begins tomorrow.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Rama vows to complete novena for market funds

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he will complete the nine-day series of dawn masses of the Misa de Gallo and pray for divine aid to finish renovation work on the Carbon market.

Posted: December 18th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebuanos come in droves for Simbang Gabi

THOUSANDS of Catholics flocked to various churches in Cebu in yesterday’s opening of the nine-day Misa de Gallo, an annual tradition in the runup to Christmas.

Posted: December 17th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Floods usher in pre-dawn Yuletide Masses in Ozamiz


Tropical Storm Sendong dumped large volumes of rainwater here, triggering widespread flooding as the traditional nine-day series of pre-dawn Masses that usher in Christmas started on Friday.

Posted: December 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

9-day countdown begins; Palma chooses Bantayan


Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will celebrate his first Misa de Gallo as Cebu’s shepherd in far-flung parishes in Bantayan Island in north Cebu.

Posted: December 16th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Bishop welcomes young lovers to ‘Simbang Gabi’


It’s nice to see young people in love going to church at dawn to attend Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo (Mass of the Rooster) but the church is more than just a place to see your beloved, a Catholic bishop reminded the youth Thursday.

Posted: December 16th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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