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‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith

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STUDENTS and professor of History 7

A tour of the Catholic churches of Cebu is nothing less than a survey of the heritage of the Church in the Philippines, Cebu being the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kristo gathers 100 artists

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SIGNATURE Kristo cross at a corner wall of the exhibition space. JILSON SECKLER TIU

Artery Manila’s ninth annual Kristo Manila art exhibit. “A Heritage of Art in Faith,” running at the SM Megamall Art Center, gathers more than a hundred artists, established and emerging, making their own artistic assays at portraying the Crucified Christ.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A tale of two Priscillas: my mother Prissy and Chona Recto Kasten


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PRISSY and Chona with National Artist Ramon Valera

I was asked recently whether I believe in God, and my emphatic answer was yes, because in my heart of hearts I have accepted that everything that exists in the universe, visible or not, is God. All religions accept that God is everywhere and, therefore, to my mind, everywhere is God.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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 »

Internet commerce abets traffic of stolen Catholic images

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VIRGEN de la Consolacion y Correa at St. James Parish in Betis, Pampanga. Her image of the Infant Jesus was stolen during a church event last December.

For the past decades, a number of important santos or religious icons have been stolen from either churches or exhibitions. Most remain unrecovered.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,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 »

Vatican spokesperson: Wife of Jesus theory not convincing

In this Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, a pedestrian walks her bicycle past a silhouette of Jesus Christ projected against the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans. AP

The theory that Christ could have been married is seen with great skepticism in the Vatican and by historians.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Extrabiblical supposition? Jesus speaks of ‘my wife’

This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. An article published in the Harvard Theological Review on Thursday, April 10, 2014, said new scientific tests suggest the fragment is more likely an ancient document than a forgery. King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the papyrus probably dates to eighth-century Egypt based on carbon dating tests and tests on the ink’s chemical composition. AP FILE PHOTO

A controversial development points to what could be a missing text of the Holy Gospel, indicating that Jesus may have actually been married—and to someone believed to be named Mary.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Writing to John Paul II: ‘Like talking to God’ in shopping mall

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Pope John Paul II with Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz as he arrives in the Paul VI hall to hear a “Message from the College of Cardinals to the Holy Father” at the Vatican. AP FILE PHOTO

Kneeling in a pew flanked by relics and memorabilia of the late Pope John Paul II, a young mother scribbled a prayer on a small envelope, pleading that her child grow up to be smart and be accepted by its estranged father.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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