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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 »

Leadership by example


On the cover of the Nov. 10, 1958 issue of Time magazine was Pope John XXIII, elected pope on Oct. 28, 1958 and installed on Nov. 4 of the same year. I have always had an affinity to Pope John for his courage in convening the Second Vatican Council in 1962, a move that ushered in an unprecedented renewal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

First at Vatican in 60 years

A poster showing Pope Francis middle pope John Paul II (L) and Pope John XXIII (R), that will be canonized next Sunday, is seen in Borgo Pio street near the Vatican during the pontiff weekly general audience in St. Peter's square on April 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Pope John Paul II might have beatified more than a thousand martyrs and holy men and canonized almost 500 during his papacy but his canonization, along with that of Pope John XXIII on Sunday, will be only the first of a Pope in 60 years.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »