Thursday, August 24, 2017

Witness

Pope Francis sa mga kabataan: ‘Bawal ang tamad, bawal ang tambay’

BINALAAN ni Papa Francisco ang mga kabataang dumalo sa World Youth Day (WYD) 2016 na huwag makuntento sa “sofa happiness” o ang madali at...

Lipa prelate doubts Vatican ruling on Marian apparitions

THE ARCHBISHOP of Lipa remains a firm believer in the 1948 Marian apparitions of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace, even as he bows...

Pope laments youth’s lack of interest in married life

POPE FRANCIS is saddened that marriage is becoming farthest in the minds of young people, calling on the Church to help ease unduly high...

Knights of Columbus seeks ‘miracles’ for PH founder

FILIPINO Knights of Columbus are calling on the faithful to help advance the cause for sainthood of their Jesuit founder. Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, chaplain...

Fr. Syquia’s third book on exorcism tackles spiritual warfare, discernment

The country’s top exorcist claims demonic activities are rife in Christian Philippines amid social injustice, moral decline and a growing “anti-life” culture. In his latest...

Live Church teachings to “transform the world,” says bishop

April 3, 2016, 6:32p.m. - TAKING to heart the Church's teachings is one way to change the world, Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani said in a forum last week.

Catholic comic book series to hit bookstores

September 21, 2015, 8:41p.m. - A COMIC book series about young people battling the forces of evil will soon be available in bookstores nationwide.

"Patron Comics" revolves around the lives of teenagers who assist their priest-mentor in exorcism rites, as they do their best to solve their own personal struggles.

The 68-page comic book, written by pro-life advocate Anthony James Perez and published by Regina Caeli Publishing, aims to reinforce the Catholic faith and values among younger generations.

The comic book, which had the assistance of the Archdiocese of Manila’s exorcism ministry, will help dispel wrong notions about exorcism, Perez said.

A gift from Sierra Madre

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus, BC 341-270

IT WAS after the opening Misa de Gallo, when I saw that little girl, who was walking alone across the rough road of one of the summits of Sierra Madre. She was wearing a small stained white blouse, a navy blue skirt, and a threadbare pair of slippers. Although she was only seven then, she already taught me one of the most inspiring lessons that I will treasure forever.

Restore the Christ in ‘Christ-mas’

SOME 2,000 years after Jesus Christ’s birth, do you still know why Filipinos celebrate Advent, decorate their homes, sing Christmas carols, go to midnight Mass, eat noche buena, and, when the clock strikes 12 on Christmas eve, greet each other “Merry Christmas”?

Or amid the hype and fanfare, have you forgotten the real meaning of Christmas?

In the Philippines, celebrating Christmas starts way ahead of other countries. Enter the so-called “Ber” months and Christmas lights, lanterns, and other Christmas decor start to sprout everywhere.

Then Christmas-themed advertisements start to fill the media and commercial establishments. One toothpaste commercial in the past even had the traditional Midnight Mass as a setting for girl-watching.

Could things get any worse for Christmas?

Ikalawang bahagi Banal na inspirasyon

San Raymundo ng Peñafort: Faculty of Civil Law

Ipinanganak siya noong 1175 sa Villafranca de Benadis, España. Naging propesor siya ng Canon Law noong 1195 at makaraan ang labinlimang taon, iniwan niya ang España upang tumulak patungong Bologna para magtapos ng kurso sa Canon Law. Naging tagapangulo siya ng Canon Law sa unibersidad sa loob ng tatlong taon. Nakapaglathala siya ng treatise sa ecclesiastical legislation na matatagpuan pa rin sa silid-aklatan ng Vatican hanggang ngayon.

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