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‘Simbang Gabi’ bridges generations in San Fernando Valley

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Simbang gabi coordinator Ruby Minosa with the choir. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Lawrence Ochoa

Many Filipino expatriates bring with them cherished Christmas memories from home by celebrating “Simbang Gabi” in this area of Los Angeles County that is home to tens of thousands of Filipinos.

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

Pope Francis: Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

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NEW EVANGELISTS  Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left, in silhouette) watches Pope Francis’ video address to participants in the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the University of Santo Tomas on Friday. VINCENT GO/CONTRIBUTOR

“Bring Jesus now into the world of politics, business, arts, science, technology and social media,” Pope Francis on Friday enjoined the faithful in a video message that concluded the first Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE).

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

There’s something special about Cardinal Tagle

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WHAT IF  Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, a “papabile,” is pictured in what could have been the Inquirer’s front page in its March 14 issue, way before white smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel, electing a new Pope. The paper’s third edition was put to bed at around 3 a.m.

He may not have been elected Pope, but the people close to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle have always felt he was destined for a greater mission.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Be open to surprises,’ says Cebu prelate

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“Be open to surprises from the Holy Spirit.” The head of the country’s bishops gave this advice on Saturday to Filipinos after the Vatican announced that the conclave that will elect the next Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church will begin on Tuesday.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Mindanao bishops urge peace in Sabah

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President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

Catholic bishops in Mindanao on Friday issued a statement addressed to President Benigno Aquino III and other government leaders asking them “to settle the Sabah crisis and save the people of Mindanao.”

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino cardinal stirs papal talk with rapid rise

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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 »

‘Fr. Reuters’ love for Philippines and Filipinos was legendary’

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Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

They loved Father James Reuter for his dedication as a great communicator of the Gospel, his beautiful musical plays and inspiring stage dramas, and mostly for genuinely loving the Philippines and serving its people.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace: Human rights advocacy our policy

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Skewered every now and then over unresolved cases of extrajudicial killings, disappearances and torture, Malacañang on Monday stressed its commitment to human rights and released a list of initiatives in its campaign against human rights violations.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Churches slam inaction on human rights

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The largest alliance of Protestant and non-Roman Catholic churches in the Philippines has scored the government for the continuing impunity and nonenforcement of human rights in the country.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Archbishop Tagle: Good chemistry with Pope

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: Sixth Vatican appointment. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Draw them close to me. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio “Chito” Tagle on Saturday said this was Pope Benedict XVI’s message in elevating him to the College of Cardinals—to bring the Philippines nearer to the Holy Father, thereby enriching the Catholic Church worldwide through the Filipino faith.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

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