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Learning the Word through Internet fun and games


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LUCY Gomez and daughter Juliana

All year round, I try my best to expose my children to our faith and teach them as many age-appropriate lessons as I can.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Annual ‘Kristo’ exhibit focuses on Resurrection

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“CRUCIFIXION de la Resurrection,” by Manuel Baldemor

Kristo Manila, the annual Lenten art exhibit, is now on its ninth year.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘Pasyon’ chanters, lay preachers featured in ‘Siete Palabras,’ longest-running Lenten TV program

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A Dominican preacher expounds on one of the Seven Last Words.

The “pabasa,” or the chanting of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ—which has been feature of the annual Lenten TV program “Siete Palabras” since 2012—is a notable community practice of Filipinos across the centuries.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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 »

Padre Pio, miracle worker; or how in life there are no coincidences, only ‘Godincidences’

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BOOK launch of “A Spiritual Son is Born” by Campos at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City PHOTOS BY LEO M. SABANGAN II

Normally, the story of a politician who decides to put God ahead of everything else would be a work of fiction. Not in this case.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Tagle: Observe Lent to be close to God, not to draw attention to self

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle  AP FILE PHOTO

Don’t fast and abstain to be sexy and slim. Don’t do charity for the sake of popularity.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Do amulets, charms and ‘anting-anting’ work?


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Reader Lawrence Gonzaga sent in the following timely query: “With the recent celebration of the Chinese New Year, so many different charms, amulets and trinkets have proliferated in the market. And some of them are pretty expensive. My question is: Do these charms, amulets and trinkets really work?”

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Food offerings to elves, and other questions about elementals


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A former student, who asked his name be kept confidential, submitted the following series of questions on various esoteric subjects:

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Tales of recovery


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We often hear about amazing cures, sudden recoveries, miraculous healings. Could they be the result of unbreakable faith, an impeccably healthy lifestyle, medical intervention or a positive attitude toward life and all its challenges?

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Sorsogon reenacts first Mass in Luzon

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Pantomina street dance mimics courtship between doves.

The rain fell during the opening parade of the 20th Kasanggayahan festival in Sorsogon recently, and poured even harder during the Mass. But it did not become a hindrance for the Sorsoganons to stay and attend the celebration.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Religious questions begging for honest answers


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A welcome blast of fresh air descended on the corridors of the Vatican with the ascent of Pope Francis to the Papacy. Shortly after his installation as the head of over one billion Catholics around the world, Pope Francis turned away from the pomp and pageantry that has characterized the Papacy from almost the beginning of the Church’s establishment.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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