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Time to renew our missions, form communities of faith


In the prayer room of our formation center in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, is a crucifix with Christ being raised up by the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Pentecost reminds us to heal, make all things whole again


These past months, I have been struggling with the experience—or the act, or the feeling or the virtue—of love or loving.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

It’s about Christ sharing his power with us


I often remind people in homilies at wakes or funerals that we die the way we live. We could say the same about the life of Christ—He died the way He lived, totally given to the Father’s will and lovingly obedient unto the Cross, his mission.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Filipino priests ordained by Pope John Paul II welcome his canonization

LUIS Antonio Cardinal Tagle and concelebrating bishops face Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception after the Thanksgiving Mass at the reopening of Manila Cathedral, while the choir sings The Magnificat in Tagalog. THEO CRUZ

Twenty-one years ago, on June 12, 1993, Pope John Paul II ordained two Filipino priests, Fr. Stephen Simangan and Fr. Gregory Gaston, in Seville, Spain. The two priests consider their ordination by the pope himself the turning point of their lives.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Timeline: Pope John Paul II in the Philippines

POPE John Paul II waves to the huge crowd inside his Popemobile during the 1995 World Youth Day in Manila. FILE PHOTO

February 17 – Pope John Paul II arrives in the Philippines for his first official visit to the country as Pope. He is met at Manila International Airport by Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin and President Ferdinand Marcos, who had “lifted” martial law ahead of the visit.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »