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On relics and their relevance to faith

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Don Bosco’s corpse has arrived in Milan after travelling to 130 countries across five continents and the public was enraged over the theft of a piece of cloth that is soaked in John Paul II’s blood. The cult of relics knows no crisis and relic worship is thriving and so is the relic market on [...]


Pope warns against placing faith in reported apparitions

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During his homily at a weekday Mass on November 14, Pope Francis warned against the “spirit of curiosity,” in remarks directed at those who place their faith in extraordinary claims and in reported apparitions. Commenting on the day’s reading from the Book of Wisdom, the Pope said that the Holy Spirit brings peace, unity, and [...]


Pope gives revelatory full length personal interview

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This interview with Pope Francis took place over the course of three meetings during August 2013 in Rome. The interview was conducted in person by Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. Father Spadaro conducted the interview on behalf of La Civiltà Cattolica, Thinking Faith, America and several other major Jesuit journals around [...]


Can we live to 90 or 100 and be happy too?

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This past February in Riverside, Conn., Msgr. Alan Detscher, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena, my parish, stepped to the microphone at the end of Mass to make a few announcements . His final announcement was to ask Caroline Dulcibella, who was sitting in the middle of the church, to stand and accept the community’s [...]


You can’t be a part-time Christian, says Pope Francis

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Catholics can’t put their faith on a part-time schedule or rely on it just for the moments they choose; being Christian is a full-time occupation, Pope Francis said. If people don’t open their hearts to the Holy Spirit to let God purify and enlighten them, then “our being Christian will be superficial,” the pope said [...]


Failing popularity?

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There are fewer church-goers now, say some pollsters or hacks (it is not too easy to tell the difference these days!) and that is because the Church will not budge on certain issues: contraception, women in Holy Orders, perhaps same-sex unions, and also, it is claimed, because of the scandals with which members of the [...]


Middle Eastern intolerance means Filipinos have to be careful about their faith

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Celeste Macaldo says she’s a “devout” Catholic who attended Mass every week until she landed a job as a caregiver in Lebanon five years ago. “For five years, I remember going to church to attend Mass only five times, and only on Christmas Eve,” she told ucanews.com. Many times Muslim friends tried to persuade her [...]


Cardinal Tagle to Filipinos: Keep the faith, share with the poor

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Manila Archbishop Jose Antonio Cardinal Tagle over the weekend stressed the need for Filipinos to have faith amid the troubles they now face. Tagle, in his Christmas message, reminded Filipinos that Christmas is all about faith, and would be an empty season without it. “In a real sense, Christmas is all about faith. To remove [...]


Young Indian and Filipino win global faith film ‘Oscars’

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Congratulations to young film makers Charles Andrew Flamiano from the Philippines, Liat Har-Gill from Israel, and Mudit Muraka from India for winning the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s 2012 global film competition, Faith Shorts. The three winners received their awards at 195 Piccadilly, the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in front of over [...]


Ateneo and the RH bill

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Back in college, my friends and I immersed ourselves in the communities of Smokey Mountain.  We marvelled at the scavengers’ ingenuity in creating products from scrap, but we despaired over the appalling living conditions and the enormity of the task of providing healthcare and education for so many children. Mothers tearfully said they did not [...]


Religious intolerance on the rise worldwide, says US report

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Three-quarters of the world’s human population of seven billion live under strong government curbs on religion, or among serious “social hostilities” involving faith issues, find researchers. The US and UK, say the researchers, are among countries showing a worrying rise in religious discrimination. The conclusions of the project, conducted by the Pew Research Centre, an [...]


SEN. MIRIAM’S LIST: 8 reasons why Catholics support RH

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A Doctor of Juridical Science and a candidate for Master of Arts in Religious Studies, the senator delivered this keynote speech at the program sponsored by the Catholics for Reproductive Health today, 15 September 2012, at the UP College of Social Work and Development. 1. The Catholic Church does not consider anti-RH teaching as infallible. Theology consists [...]


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  1. On September 20, speaking to a gathering of gynecologists, Pope Francis said: "E...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:05:00
  2. Here is what Pope Benedict said to the bishops of Switzerland on November 9, 200...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:02:00
  3. stop RHbill for Gods sake!!!...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:03:00
  4. a woman who agree this RH bill has no heart. God forgive her she do'nt know what...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:02:00
  5. It is very hard to trust a muslim. They worship a false god and will break the ...
    Said on 2013-07-17 12:23:00
  6. Assuredly, thus said the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL to Roman Christian Catholic B...
    Said Angel Santie on 2013-06-28 19:39:00
  7. God let man or as we say permit man to create this way of comunication, why we w...
    Said joy on 2013-06-26 20:46:00
  8. Pray for the victims of clergy sexual abuse....
    Said on 2013-06-06 08:01:00
  9. 'Activist priest Robert Reyes is in the minority among the clergy when it comes ...
    Said on 2013-04-24 15:04:00
  10. 90-year-old Fr Emmanuel Non SJ had a letter in last Monday's Philippine Daily In...
    Said on 2013-04-18 10:41:00
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