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Satanism at Harvard

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HUNDREDS of people march from MIT to St. Paul’s Church.

The Harvard community in Cambridge, MA, was roiled in early May by the effort of a campus group to stage a Black Mass in a campus facility. An actual Black Mass involves the desecration of a consecrated host and a mockery of the Catholic Eucharistic liturgy.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How Peñafrancia devotees survived the Battle for Manila

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THE ORTIZ store in El Barato, Naga

Late in the afternoon of Feb. 3, 1945, advance elements of the US 1st Cavalry Division rolled into Japanese-defended Manila and liberated Malacañang Palace first and then Santo Tomas Internment Camp.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Did the Japanese plan to massacre the World War II internees?

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In her vivid account of the first day of Manila’s Liberation on Feb. 3, 1945, Conchita C. Razon (Inquirer, Feb. 3, 2013, page D2) writes: “There were rumors of plans to execute the internees.” How well-founded were these rumors?

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Yamashita’s guilt, Korean atrocity, other misconceptions about liberation of Manila

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Collapsed Executive House (Senate)

It is the month of February again, the month in 1945 when the Japanese chose to turn our fair city into a battleground and killing ground, as Ambassador Juan José Rocha has said, leading to the death of some 100,000 noncombatant civilians, the destruction of irreparable heritage, and the near-obliteration of public utilities.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Blood, fire and ruin remembered

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Today is Friday, Feb. 3, 2012—a Day of Remembrance. Flashback to Feb. 3, 1945—a day that brings to mind the stark events of a war that begs not to be forgotten.

Posted: February 5th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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