Our Lady of the Sea

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 07/19/2022

Faith is the most powerful weapon in overcoming difficult emotional or even dangerous conditions and in making life at sea bearable in many ways.  Prayers for safe voyages is the driving force behind the construction of Basilica…

As Holy Week nears, DOH advises against kissing of religious statues, crucifixions

Daniza Fernandez 04/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — As Holy Week approaches, the Department of Health (DOH) advised churches and the public on Tuesday to do away with kissing religious statues and crucifixions to avoid the spread of diseases. Health Undersecretary Maria…

What to expect in this year’s Holy Week in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The entire island of Cebu remained under the most lenient classification of community quarantine this April. With this, devotees are allowed to go to churches, albeit in limited capacity, in observance of this year’s Holy…

Sto. Nino and the religiosity of Filipino seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 01/19/2021

Viva Sto. Nino! The Sto. Niño is venerated all over the country with annual festivals celebrated every last two weekends of January through special masses, dances and processions attracting millions of devotees and tourists. The main religious festivals…

How Lent is observed around the world

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 04/01/2020

Being a predominantly Catholic nation, Filipinos regard the Lenten season as one of the most important religious events observed in the country. It is during this time where Filipino Catholics focus on growing closer to God through…

Duterte says he’s a ‘deeply religious person’

07/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he is a “deeply religious person,” even after his previous tirades and scathing remarks against the Catholic Church, religion and God. “You might think that just because I…

Chris Patt on running on screen, Tom Cruise, Religion

AP 09/22/2018

LOS ANGELES—When Chris Pratt is running his fastest, he has a tendency to fall. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” star broke a femur growth plate as a kid, leaving him less than confident in…

‘Religion must obey Chinese law’

AP 08/11/2018

WEIZHOU, China — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive…

The passionate shepherd to his love

Jr., Simeon Dumdum 10/21/2017

(A review of Cardinal Vidal’s homilies) All priestly vocations begin with a love affair.” This line can set a novel into motion, having the power of a famous first sentence. In fact, it comes from a talk…

Cardinal recollections

JASON BAGUIA 10/20/2017

The cardinal is visiting our chapel. Wear your best clothes. These were mother’s instructions. It was late in the 1980s and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal was to spend time with the community of the chapel of…

Wanted: Noble protectors

JASON BAGUIA 10/06/2017

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” the fate of many realms threatened by the dark lord Sauron rested on their able defense by the bravest of men and elves. In “Two Towers” as interpreted by director…

An inter-faith pilgrimage

Madrileña de la Cerna 07/01/2017

People go on pilgrimage to the holy places and miracle sites of their religion. To go on an inter-faith pilgrimage is a rarity and this was what Prof. Henry Francis Espiritu, philosophy teacher of UP Cebu did.…

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