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Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’

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YAMSUAN said Pope John Paul II’s first visit to the Philippines was so tiring and frenzied, but the pleasure was very visible in the Pontiff’s face. “Gustong-gusto niya talaga ang mga Pilipino.”

Tucked in a dark shelf somewhere in the Archdiocesan Office of Communication of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila in Intramuros is a mint-condition back issue of Penthouse magazine.

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

Devotion to Bambino de Aracoeli spreads; Peñafrancia devotees hold medical-dental mission to Bulacan


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SANTO Bambino de Aracoeli, most loved Holy Child in Rome and in the Catholic world

Thanks to the late Dr. Romeo Echauz, I developed a devotion to the Bambino de Aracoeli, who is much loved in Rome and in the Catholic world. When he was still alive, the good doctor would invite friends and family to the Holy Mass honoring the Holy Child in the Sto. Bambino Chapel in the Filipinas Paradise Complex in Naic, Cavite. It was on May 2, 1897, when Pope Leo XIII crowned the Holy Child in the chapel on Capitoline Hill in Rome.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Superb Spanish sojourn

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STREET art in Madrid

When my siblings and I were planning our big European trip last year, it was unanimous that the most time should be spent in Spain. Though none of us had ever been there, Spain held this certain allure that we couldn’t resist.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Seek ‘nourishment’ of ‘Simbang Gabi’–Tagle

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Catholics attend the first of nine dawn Masses at St. Joseph Church, which keeps the famous “Bamboo Organ,” in Las Piñas City, to signal the official start of the Christmas season. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/EDWIN BACASMAS

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Catholics should attend the “Simbang Gabi” (Dawn Mass) as it is a typically Filipino way of celebrating the great feast of Christmas.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Humility as a way of life

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There are three points of reflection I invite you to consider for this Sunday: One, humility as a fruit and a process of self-awareness and self-acceptance; two, humility as a principle of relationships; and three, humility as a way of life.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Vatican opens cause for beatification of Archbishop Camomot of Carcar, Cebu


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SERVANT of God. Archbishop Teofilo Camomot of Carcar, Cebu

In 2010, before retiring as Cebu archbishop, Cardinal Ricardo Jamin Vidal announced that the Holy See had approved the opening of the cause for beatification of Archbishop Teofilo Camomot of Cagayan de Oro.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pope Francis–what he is, what he isn’t


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“A radical traditionalist Pope.” Pope Francis drew this oxymoron of a headline in a column written by Mary Ebstat in the Oct. 7 issue of Time magazine.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pope Francis transfers episcopal seat of Diocese of Ilagan to Gamu, Isabela


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OUR LADY of Peñafrancia, patroness of Bicolandia

The unfinished Santuario de San Vicente de Paul Parish and Shrine for the Poor in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Donations to complete the edifice are welcome.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Provocative Argentine artist Leon Ferrari was 92

Argentine artist Leon Ferrari. AP

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentines are mourning the death of world-renowned artist and human rights activist Leon Ferrari, known for works challenging dictators and bishops and a world at war.   The 92-year-old Ferrari was buried Friday in his native Buenos Aires, where he did his most provocative work. His most memorable piece may be [...]

Posted: July 27th, 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 »

Remembering the apparition of Our Lady in Cabra, Occidental Mindoro; new Imus bishop to be installed


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MOST Rev. Reynaldo Evangelista will be installed Bishop of Imus on June 5, 9:30 a.m. at the Imus Cathedral.

Retired Judge Norma Chionglo-Sia from Lucena City reminds us of the apparition of the Blessed Mother to eight children in Cabra islet 47 years ago, in December 1966. The children were pupils at the Cabra Elementary School in Lubang, Occidental Mindoro.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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