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Mass mate


Benvolio didn’t know the man’s name, and Benvolio didn’t know why he’s been bound to a wheelchair all these years. What Benvolio did know was that the rotund, fair-skinned gray-haired man in white short-sleeves barong and black slacks who wore a crucifix round his neck went to church to offer Mass with the help of [...]

Posted: May 15th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Opinion | Read More »



Not the least among the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder were his prints. Of these one worthy of mention is “The Parable of the Good Shepherd.” The work shows Christ as the Good Shepherd at the doorway of a sheepfold. On his shoulders he carries an ewe. The other sheep crowd around him. High [...]

Posted: May 15th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Opinion | Read More »

Past Forward

Gathering heritage workers


What? A national convention of church heretics?” I could almost imagine my friend jumping from her seat as I explained to her over the phone where I was. Blame it on the winds battering Samar as typhoon Bebeng swept by. We are back here in Tacloban on our last day now of the four-day 7th [...]

Posted: May 12th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Opinion | Read More »

Vatican starts studying Calungsod’s miracles


The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints is now studying the “miracles” of Cebuano martyr Blessed Pedro Calungsod. Msgr. Ildebrando Leyson, vice postulator of the Cause of Blessed Pedro Calungsod, said the “supernatural” event under study happened last 2003 in a Cebu hospital. A female patient who suffered cardiac arrest and was declared brain [...]

Posted: May 12th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News,Newsstand | Read More »

‘I felt Blessed John Paul’s presence’


CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, who is back in Cebu after attending the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II said he felt “as if Pope John Paul was also present with us” when the pope was declared “Blessed.” Vidal attended the beatification ceremonies led by Pope Benedict XVI last May 1, which [...]

Posted: May 9th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News,Newsstand | Read More »

Cardinal calls for love, self-control


Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal reminded Catholics to use “self control” instead of artificial contraceptives in planning their families. The cardinal said the faithful’s ability to control themselves by natural means is a proof of God’s existence in the spirit of human beings. “If a man and wife can control themselves in planning their [...]

Posted: May 8th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Opinion | Read More »

Islamic Piety

The meaning of the testimony of faith


The testimony (LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH) comprises two concepts: denial and affirmation. First: The testimony of faith denies everyone and everything other than Allah, the Exalted, the attribute of divinity. All those other than Allah, such as the angels, the Prophets, and the rest of mankind, let alone the idols and the political regimes in [...]

Posted: May 8th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Opinion | Read More »


Juan Paulo Segundo

The recent beatification of the late Pope John Paul II is a significant event for people everywhere in the world. Blessed John Paul II’s holiness shone far beyond the confines of the papacy into the humblest of homes and the pompous corridors of politics. He is revered in his home country, Poland, for enlivening compatriots’ [...]

Posted: May 4th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Opinion | Read More »

Encounters with PJP II inspire shrine workers

Bacolod City — Three officials of the John Paul II National Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (JPNISMF) in Bacolod City said their close encounters with Blessed John Paul II further inspired them to work hard at propagating his teachings. JPNISMF director Msgr. Victorino Rivas, Teresa Golez and Fr. Nitodel Soriano on Monday spoke [...]

Posted: May 4th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Visayas | Read More »

Prelates: Killing of Bin Laden ‘unjustified’


MANILA, Philippines—Some Catholic bishops, reacting to the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, said that although his killing was “unjustified,” it was a “big deal” in curbing terrorist violence in the world “Although [his death] is a [form] of violence and no act of violence can be justified… it’s a big deal to [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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