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Special children are blessings from God, says bishop

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

CBCP to send 188 delegates to World Youth Day in Brazil


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WORLD Youth Day (WYD) is an event for young people organized by the Catholic Church. It was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Act of Consecration to Mary,’ Marian recollection on June 8


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IMMACULATE Heart of Mary, pray for us.

All dioceses in the Philippines will simultaneously hold the “Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” on June 8 at 10 a.m. as mandated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Women respond to bishops’ call for ‘circles of discernment’; UST BS Chem ’63 holds reunion


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When six prominent women formed a “circle of discernment” in response to the call of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in no time they gathered 100 women from La Strada Parish and other parishes to attend the the talk of Archbishop Antonio Ledesma on natural family planning.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Church: Don’t judge those with HIV/AIDS

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Catholic Church officials on Friday said the public should not judge people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes the dreaded Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bulacan martyrs lead honorees

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Twelve freedom fighters who opposed Ferdinand Marcos’ martial rule will be honored as martyrs and heroes in special ceremonies at Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument of Heroes) in Quezon City on Thursday, the eve of Bonifacio Day.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How to tell Lorenzo Ruiz from Pedro Calungsod

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PINOY IDOL. Street dancing honors San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint, at San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Parish of San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan. It was founded by Rev. Father Mario Ladra. Sambuklod is the festival that honors St. Lorenzo Ruiz as patron of Filipino migrants and OFWs. How to tell Lorenzo Ruiz from the new Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod? See attached story.  Calungsod will be canonized in the Vatican on Oct. 21. RICHARD A. REYES

Let’s play spot the difference. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Saturday engaged the Catholic faithful in a photo hunt to find the differences in the images of teenage Visayan martyr Blessed Pedro Calungsod and the first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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