‘Pura Luka Vega’ fights for freedom to express faith

01/24/2024

Manila, Philippines—When Filipino drag queen Amadeus Fernando Pagente, also known as Pura Luka Vega, dressed up as Jesus Christ and sang the Lord’s Prayer in a Manila show, he considered it an expression of his Catholic faith. But…

Fluvial and solemn foot procession live updates of Fiesta Señor 2024

01/20/2024

Cebu City, Philippines — Check out the latest updates on the Fluvial procession and solemn foot procession of the Fiesta Señor 2024 in Cebu City.                        …

The traditions of ‘Sinug’ candle vendors at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

Pia Piquero 01/12/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Candles have long been revered as symbols of hope among devotees at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. Whether you are a visitor in the sacred halls or among the vendors, the candle…

A miracle from Santo Niño: A devotee’s story

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 01/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Disability is not a reason to stop one’s devotion to the Señor Santo Niño, or the Holy Child Jesus. This is was what 65-year-old Wilma Estenzo proved during the Penitential Walk with Jesus…

Daily Gospel, January 10, 2024

01/10/2024

This is the Daily Gospel for Wednesday, January 10, 2024. On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him…

Three Kings Day or Epiphany: Christians worldwide closes Christmas season on Jan. 6

Associated Press 01/05/2024

Christians around the world will mark the Epiphany on January 6 with a series of celebrations that go from parades and gift-giving for children to the blessing of water. The holiday is also called the Feast of…

LOOK: Fiesta Señor 2024 schedule of Novena Masses

01/03/2024

Devotees and visitors are expected to flock Cebu City in the coming days for the much anticipated Fiesta Señor and Sinulog 2024.  The annual Fiesta Señor covers all the religious activities of the Basilica in honor of…

Updated foot procession routes for Fiesta Señor 2024 bared

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 01/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The routes for the foot procession of the 2024 Fiesta Señor, which happens before the Sinulog Grand Parade, has been updated by the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. The updated routes were bared…

Gaza war: Sombre Christmas in the Holy Land

12/25/2023

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories—Sadness over the war in Gaza subdued the holiday cheer in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, when the biblical town would usually be decked out in festive finery. There was no revelry on Sunday, with few worshippers…

Probe on Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ sought in Senate

Maila Ager 12/11/2023

  MANILA, Philippines — An investigation, this time, against Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ  (KOJC) has been sought in the Senate. Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros filed on Monday Senate Resolution Number 884, directing the Senate…

‘I never blessed Sto. Niño Hubad’- Archbishop Palma

Morexett Marie B. Erram, Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/17/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded the public to be cautious of the viral posts online, specifically about the statues of a naked Sto. Niño, or the ‘Sto. Niño Hubad.’ Palma issued a statement…

Muslim boy who was killed is remembered in heavily Palestinian Chicago suburb 

10/17/2023

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois—Tearful mourners on Monday gathered in prayer at a mosque and placed white and yellow roses at the gravesite of a 6-year-old Muslim boy stabbed to death by a man who police say targeted him and…

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