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A Reason to Celebrate July 4th

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The church across the street from my apartment is perpetually busy. One Sunday, as I was coming home from grocery shopping, there was a boat blocking the road, as the driver towing it tried to weave his way into the church’s parking lot. Then about a month ago, they sponsored a fair that was so [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Papal Nuncio celebrates mass in ruined Tacloban Church

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Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JESS YUSON

Na higugma ha iyo an santo papa!(The Holy Father loves you!). This was the message conveyed by Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Guiseppe Pinto during his homily in a Christmas Mass he celebrated at the Sto. Niño church, this city. The church was one of the city structures badly damaged by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

The 12 ‘scams’ of Christmas

People buy souvenirs outside a church on Christmas eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.  AP

It’s a time of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men. But some unscrupulous types use the Christmas period to scam us. There is no worse time to fall victim to one of these swindles. Don’t get duped by the hoaxers, the tricksters and the fraudsters this Christmas.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Papal Nuncio spends Christmas with ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, arrived in Tacloban City in Leyte on Tuesday morning to visit and spend Christmas with the typhoon survivors.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Yolanda has not shaken our faith’

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LITTLE Mary Aguillon, whose parents work in Saudi Arabia, stands outside the newly renovated family home before Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck on Nov. 8 (left). Only a few walls and beams were left standing after the storm.

A few weeks before Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck, the family of Melga Aguillon-Gorillo had already set up their Christmas tree in the living room of their newly renovated home in Burauen, Leyte. As it had been in the past, their children—11-year-old Ameerah Mae and Mary, 10—looked forward to the joy of celebrating Christ’s nativity with their maternal grandmother and other relatives, with whom they have been living while their parents are working in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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