Rappler's latest stories on Lenten Season
Pope Francis marks 'Easter of solitude' in coronavirus lockdown
'For many, this is an Easter of solitude lived amid the sorrow and hardship that the pandemic is causing, from physical suffering to economic difficulties,' the Pope says inside the cavernous but near empty Saint Paul's Cathedral
LIVE: Easter Sunday 2020 - Mass with Pope Francis
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Mass led by Pope Francis at 5 pm, Manila time, on Easter Sunday
LIVE: Easter Vigil Mass with Ateneo president Fr Jett Villarin, SJ
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Easter Vigil Mass with Fr Jett Villarin, SJ, at 8 pm on Saturday
Finding God in the quarantine
'The Church remains to be the Body of Christ always called to respond to greater charity; as such, it finds and dwells on these spaces where grace is found'
12-year-old boy makes own tableaux display for 'palibot'
John Maeson Navarro creates the statues displayed in their barangay in Abra
LIVE: Good Friday 2020 with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Good Friday service with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at 9 pm
LIVE: Good Friday 2020 with Archbishop Soc Villegas
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Archbishop Socrates Villegas at 2 pm on Good Friday
LIVE: Maundy Thursday 2020 - Mass with Bishop Ambo David
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Mass with Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David at 5 pm on Maundy Thursday
WATCH: Visita Iglesia 2020
St Pauls Philippines takes pilgrims rendered homebound by COVID-19 to a virtual Visita Iglesia of the ancient churches of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia in Ilocos Sur
In Singapore, Ash Wednesday is do-it-yourself amid coronavirus
Using ashes in small plastic packets, Catholics in Singapore trace small crosses on their own foreheads while watching Mass on YouTube
CBCP suggests sprinkling of ashes on head on Ash Wednesday
The bishops' conference releases additional guidelines for Lenten season amid COVID-19 epidemic, including no touching of the cross
Tagle to social media trolls: Do you know how to love?
'Ang mga sinungaling, marunong ba yan magmahal? Si Hesus na nagmahal, totoo,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
IN PHOTOS: Filipino penitents atone for their sins on Holy Week 2019
While the annual tradition may seem extreme to some, penitents continue to perform the ritual to seek forgiveness for their sins and God's blessing
7 Last Words reflection: Self-entrustment, not surrender
He is neither giving up nor giving in. No, he is not surrendering; he is embracing his Father’s will as his own, and doing it as an act of love.
Cardinal Tagle on Maundy Thursday: Guide the youth, don't abuse them
'Para sa mga may responsibilidad sa lipunan, ang mga kabataan ay dapat gabayan, hindi dapat pagsamantalahan,' says Cardinal Tagle before washing the feet of 12 young persons
7 Iloilo churches you can go to for Visita Iglesia
One of the first places in the Philippines to accept Catholicism, Iloilo province has a lot to offer with its heritage
IN PHOTOS: For his children’s sake
Eric Marcelino prays that his annual devotion will keep his family safe from illness
Pagninilay sa Siete Palabras: Naganap na
Ano ang Naganap? Ang kanyang pinasimulang ministeryo ay natatapos doon sa Kalbaryo. Ang pagkakasugo ng Ama ay tinupad niya ng walang labis at walang kulang.
[OPINION] Holy Week for non-believers
What matters is that we confront something within us and take it into the light, and make this week meaningful, not just emotionally, but also spiritually
'Renounce evil' in polls, Bishop David says on Holy Thursday
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David calls on Filipino Catholics to 'bridge the anomalous gap between faith and social life' as they observe Holy Week 2019
7 Last Words reflection: 'I thirst'
Christ’s thirst was not only physical. It is the agonizing cry of one who is surrounded by blindness, hardness of heart, cruelty.
Cardinal Tagle hits hate speech, fake news
'Those consecrated by the Spirit will proclaim liberty to the captive. Those consecrated by the Spirit will not lead others to further captivity,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Archbishop Villegas: Ignorance killing PH 'softly, slowly'
Ignorance 'has made us a nation that glees in murder' and 'votes for incorrigible liars,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas as the Philippines marks Holy Week 2019
7 Last Words reflection: Forsaken and desperate?
Cusswords, vulgarities, and obscenities are becoming common and ordinary. There are no longer any qualms of conscience in using them, and they have even become fodder for jokes, laughter, and applause in public.
Cardinal Tagle hits 'sellers' of people: Repent like Judas
There is goodness even in Judas, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as the Philippines marks Holy Week 2019
7 Last Words reflection: ‘Father, forgive them, they know not what they do’
Ignorance is killing us as it killed our innocent Lord. There is a time for mercy but there will soon be a time for reckoning.
Pagninilay sa Siete Palabras: Huling habilin ni Kristo ay mahalin ang iyong kapwa
Ang paghahabilin ni Hesus kay Maria at kay San Juan na magkanlong sa isa’t -isa ay tanging terrestrial na mensahe niya habang nakapako sa krus
WATCH: 7 Last Words 2019
Rappler brings you the '7 Last Words of Jesus Christ' – on video – from the St. Paul's Audiovisuals
7 Last Words reflection: 'Today you will be with me in Paradise'
The penitent thief admitted his deserved punishment and defended Jesus’ innocence, and now only asks future acknowledgment. The Savior King, generously giving until the end, promised immediate and eternal fellowship.
7 Last Words reflection: The chain of anger-revenge is broken
Theologian Karl Rahner comments that the executioners of Jesus knew what they were doing; what they did not know was that they were deeply loved
[OPINION] A change of heart: Living the Laudato Si way
'Without realizing that everything is connected with one another, as emphasized in the 'Laudato Si,' we become ignorant to just how our individual actions can make a big impact'
WATCH: Visita Iglesia 2019
The Society of St. Paul’s Philippines - Macau features the churches of the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres for the Visita Iglesia 2019
SCHEDULES: Masses and church services for Holy Week 2019
(UPDATED) Check out the schedules of Masses and church services in different Catholic parishes across the Philippines for Holy Week 2019
No meat, no problem: 5 Lent-friendly dishes we love
Did anyone say oyster sisig? Or tuna pie?
Give up gossip for Lent 2019, says Pope Francis
'We are experts in finding the bad things in others and not seeing our own,' says Pope Francis
Travel light, Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday 2019
'It is difficult to travel with heavy bags and baggages,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday 2019
Where do ashes for Ash Wednesday come from?
No, they don't burn random leaves or pieces of paper for Ash Wednesday
A time to listen: Why we fast during Lent
I think that cutting down is done in order to make a little more room in our hearts for one another, and also maybe a little more room for God
WATCH: Cardinal Tagle leads Easter Vigil in Manila
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WATCH: Pope Francis leads Easter Vigil in the Vatican
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IN PHOTOS: Tira Bakal, a different kind of devotion, penance
Locals of San Fernando Pampanga add a twist to the traditional senakulo during Holy Week
IN PHOTOS: 'Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan'
The Monday protest dramatizes the poor s struggles
Coast guard issues Holy Week guidelines for travelers
The Philippine Coast Guard vows to remain on alert status from April 5 to 20 to assist Holy Week travelers
TRANSCRIPT: Cardinal Tagle on the start of Lent
Kapag walang masyadong nangyayaring pagbabago sa lipunan ang isa nating dapat tingnan ay ang loob
Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday: Change begins within
Ang pinakamahalaga natin siguro na kontribusyon sa bayan at sa mundo ngayon ay ang pagbabagong loob Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday
Palm on the run: A reflection on faith and tradition
Being away from a predominantly Catholic country is a humbling lesson in being a minority
Pope: Be 'islands of mercy' in 'sea of indifference'
In his message for Lent Pope Francis warns against taking refuge in a universal love while failing to see the poor sitting before our closed doors
Aquino to Filipinos: Be ready to sacrifice like Jesus
As Christ made the supreme sacrifice to save mankind Filipinos should be ready to offer themselves for the greater good of the nation the President says
To commemorate the death of Christ the theme of sacrifice marks Good Friday on Holy Week Online