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Getting ready for Pope Francis

THEMUCH awaited
fireworks display that
came back this year

The return of the fireworks display brought back the spirit and tradition of the University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) Paskuhan, the school’s annual Christmas celebration.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Papal favorites served up in new recipe book

Bon Appetit, Swiss Guard

From an Argentinian dessert that translates as “milk candy” to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican’s famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favored by popes.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A special path to perpetual rest

PAHUWAYAN sa Rica Columbary andOssuary features seven
lanes of niches and 1,350 burial niches.

After a ban on cremation was lifted by the Vatican in the 1960s, Catholics became more open to the practice of cremation. Columbaria are continuously gaining acceptance as an alternative to expensive and space-consuming memorial plots. These are places where cinerary urns of our dearly departed are kept; they are usually located next to a church.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Miners plant 20 millionth tree on Arbor Day; UST alumnus bishop appointed Vatican envoy to UN


Arbor Day saw the ceremonial planting of the 20 millionth tree by miners led by Chamber of Mines of the Philippines president and Benguet Corp. CEO Philip Romualdez and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Marcial Amaro. The event was held at the Lungsod Kalikasan of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Facebook campaign seeks Vatican approval of Lipa apparitions


According to Theo Cruz of San Bartolome Parish in Novaliches, there’s a Facebook campaign asking for Vatican approval of the Lipa apparitions that took place in 1948-1949.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »