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Piat devotees to hold Mass at Santo Domingo July 5; Musical on Bishop Verzosa to be staged

SAGALA KC Gonzalez, who wears an Edgar Allan creation, and escort Edgar Selva join the Flores de Mayo of Congregacion del Santissimo Nombre del Niño Jesus  at SMMall of Asia.

I will always be grateful to Archbishop Emeritus Diosdado Talamayan for inviting Barge Ramos and myself in 1993 to visit Piat. The church was small and Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat was easy to reach on her altar.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Special children are blessings from God, says bishop

A pupil is helped by his teacher in a classroom in a special school for disabled children in Gyongyos, northern Hungary, on Dec. 9, 2013. Families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.  AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Filipino families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CBCP official wants media to ban condom ads

Fr. Melvin Castro, executive director of the CBCP—Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. http://cbcpforlife.com

An official of the Catholic Church wants concerned agencies and television networks to stop airing condom advertisements, saying these ads would encourage greater promiscuity among young people.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Holding up half of Loyola’s sky: Ateneo’s first six coeds

Binky Dalupan Palm and Nina Picache King

In 1973, Sophie, Vivian, Nina, Binky, Marvy and Joji enrolled in the all-male Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City—blazing the trail as the first six coeds of the Jesuit-run school.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Archbishop tells priests: ‘Boring,’ long sermons unfair to God, people


Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has urged Catholic priests to always prepare and think carefully about the content of their homilies, saying delivering “boring” sermons is unjust to God and the churchgoers.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »