Trinity in the family

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 06/12/2022

The story is told about a little boy who approached the priest after the Mass and told him that he was donating his allowance money which he had saved. When the priest asked him why, almost in…

Pope Francis declares late Cebuano archbishop Camomot ‘venerable’

Inquirer Visayas 05/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pope Francis has given the go signal to grant the late Cebuano archbishop Teofilo Camomot the title of “venerable.” The Archdiocese of Cebu formally announced the development on Saturday, May 21. “On May 21, 2022…

Be kind to your mother-in-law, urges Pope Francis

Agence France Presse 04/28/2022

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Catholics to honor the elderly and take care of family bonds, also taking the opportunity to return to the thorny subject of mothers-in-law. In 2015, Francis sparked laughter on a visit…

Pope Francis prays for victims of TD Agaton

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 04/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity and sympathy to the victims of Tropical Depression Agaton (international name: Megi) that lashed parts of Visayas and Mindanao early this week. The Pope’s sentiment was conveyed by…

Violence against women insults God, pope says in New Year’s speech

Reuters 01/01/2022

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis used his New Year’s message on Saturday to issue a clarion call for an end to violence against women, saying it was insulting to God. Francis, 85, celebrated a Mass in St.…

Palma calls on faithfuls to get the COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Calling it a “gesture of love,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged Catholic faithfuls to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19. Palma made this message in a pre-recorded video the Archdiocese of Cebu posted on…

Pope gradually resuming work, walking, eating with aides, Vatican says

Reuters 07/11/2021

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is continuing a normal recovery from intestinal surgery, gradually resuming work, walking, and eating with aides, the Vatican said on Saturday, adding his blood tests were satisfactory. The 84-year-old pope is in…

Pope Francis in hospital for ‘scheduled surgery’ on colon

Reuters 07/05/2021

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Sunday for scheduled intestinal surgery, the Vatican said, the first time he has been in hospital since his election in 2013. Spokesman Matteo Bruni said…

Pope Francis embarks on prayer ‘marathon’ against COVID-19

Agence France Presse 05/02/2021

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday launched a month-long prayer marathon to hasten the end of the coronavirus pandemic with a prayer at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican before some 150 believers. The Argentinian pontiff…

500 years of Christianity and the  ships of faith

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/16/2021

My early grasp of the history of Christianity in the Philippines at a young age perhaps can be traced to the “Magellan” parody song of fellow Boholano Yoyoy Villame. “On March 16, 1521. When Philippines was discovered…

Pope Francis to Filipinos: Joy in Christian Gospel is evident

03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pope Francis on Sunday afternoon, March 14 (Philippine Standard Time) urged Filipino Catholics to continue spreading the word of God. Pope Francis presided the Holy Mass in celebration of the quincentenary arrival of…

Cebuano songs to be featured in Papal Mass for 500YOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Pope Francis will preside on Sunday, March 14 (5 p.m. Philippine Standard Time), the Holy Mass in celebration of the quincentenary arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. And the Papal Mass today will…

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