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IN PHOTOS: The 'taong putik' of Nueva Ecija

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Filipinos in the town of Bibiclat, Nueva Ecija, mark the feast of Saint John the Baptist by transforming themselves into 'taong putik' or mud people

He is insane. He is possessed.

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Dear children, as for those who dare to teach you error, pray for them and forgive them. They might be insane or possessed. They need God.

Filipinos mark 400th year since Lady of Carmel's arrival in Philippines

May 05, 2018 - 7:52 AM

'Sa mundong sumasamba sa mga huwad na diyos, bumalik tayo sa Carmel,' writes Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for 'Salubong at Traslacion'

FLUVIAL PROCESSION. The image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is brought on a fluvial procession around Manila Bay on May 4, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Netizens slam devotees, tourists for leaving trash in Holy Week sites

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Irate netizens document the litter left in Holy Week pilgrimage sites and vacation spots

Ash Wednesday on Valentine's: 'Love expressed by sacrifice'

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'The 3 keys for Valentine's Day are the same 3 keys for the season of Lent – sacrifice, prayer, and giving,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

START OF LENT. Ash Wednesday, when Catholics have their foreheads marked with ashes, starts the 40-day penitential season of Lent. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Adventures in non-faith

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:02 PM

We are now witnessing Catholicism at its best Those from the faith would do well to reconnect with their faith today and join their Church as it tells those who suffer that they too may partake of the kingdom of God – distant but ever present

VLOG: Cardinal Tagle nanguna sa binyag ng 400 mahihirap na bata

Jan 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the baptism of 400 children from the slums of Manila

MANILA'S SHEPHERD. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle baptizes one of the 400 indigent children at the Manila Cathedral on January 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle, priests baptize 400 kids from Manila slums

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Ituro kung papa no si Hesus tumanggap sa iba t ibang tao lalo na sa mga hindi minamahal ng lipunan Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says

MASS BAPTISM. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle baptizes 400 children from the slums of Manila on January 14, 2017, at the Manila Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

My faith helped me get out of depression

Oct 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

It wasn’t being a Catholic that helped me cope with my situation it was the forging of my faith

The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM

While both claim to be of divine origin the former traces its authority to St Peter and the succession of popes while the latter from the late Felix Manalo its founder

My Catholic life

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Tradition is one thing and religion is another

[Entertainment wRap]: A week of provocative films

Sep 02, 2013 - 10:31 PM

A women s prison dramedy James Franco s film on necrophilia a tragicomedy on the Catholic Church

'PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME.' Franco commends Scott Haze's role preparation. Photo from Scott Haze's Facebook

God and the Supreme Court

Mar 26, 2013 - 7:08 AM

The highest court in the land which is not supposed to show bias for any faith is quite Catholic in its practices

The Catholic Church: Between the sublime and the ridiculous

Feb 09, 2013 - 9:25 AM

People are tired of lousy homilies that ramble in inanities that begin and never end and never end because they should never have begun In the Catholic Church we sinners and pastors bungle up many things But I believe God is present in our Church in mysterious ways