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Cardinals enter Vatican for historic papal election

Vatican City. AFP

Cardinals moved into the Vatican on Tuesday as the suspense mounted ahead of a secret papal election with no clear frontrunner to steer the Catholic world through troubled waters after Benedict XVI’s historic resignation.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino cardinal stirs papal talk with rapid rise

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday which ushers the 45-day Lenten Season Wednesday February 13, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

Asia’s most prominent Roman Catholic leader knows how to reach the masses: He sings on stage, preaches on TV, brings churchgoers to laughter and tears with his homilies. And he’s on Facebook.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Cardinals begin pre-conclave talks in Vatican

Vatican City. AFP

Catholic cardinals began talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI’s resignation, as an absent British cardinal admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


Public outraged as Senators heap praises on each other


HERE NOW, THE NEWS.  Top members of the Philippine Senate shocked their constituents this morning by being extra nice to each other and indulging in unprecedented public displays of affection.   Ordinary citizens are reacting with outrage at their lawmakers’ naked expressions of civility.   It began when Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson lavished praise on […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle: I don’t know what to expect in coming conclave to elect next pope

Luis Antonio Tagle

Described by a highly respected Vatican analyst as the only viable candidate to the papacy from the developing world, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle admitted on Sunday to the uncertainty of what to expect in the election of a new pope.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »