[Headlines of The Connection] Lipa’s Marian apparitions: Devotion an ‘aftershock’ of diocesan declaration

 

LIPA CITY—The shocking news —sized 5 x 10 centimeters, shaped like a small cigarette box— is found on the left side of a woman’s body.

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[Rewind #AwaNgDiyosPH] Faith tucked in elders’ four encounters with popes

Rafael Cortes, 78 (photo by MIA ROSIENNA MALLARI / The Filipino Connection)

 

For Easter, The Filipino Connection releases articles from its special edition on the apostolic visit of Pope Francis last January 15-19, 2015.

 

MANILA—Rafael Cortes, 78, has lived through four papal visits in the country.

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[Rewind #AwaNgDiyosPH] The poor’s ‘church:’ Found in makeshift homes

Adelina Barro of Imus City, Cavite (photo by MIA ROSIENNA MALLARI / The Filipino Connection)

 

For Easter, The Filipino Connection releases articles from its special edition on the apostolic visit of Pope Francis last January 15-19, 2015.

 

CITIES OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA and IMUS, CAVITE—They sleep with Jesus. Literally: with Jesus.

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[Rewind #AwaNgDiyosPH] Wellspring of Pinoy faith found in cosmopolitan desert

Filipinos overflowing the compound of St. Mary's Church in Dubai (photo by JASPER EMMANUEL ARCALAS / The Filipino Connection)

 

For Easter, The Filipino Connection releases articles from its special edition on the apostolic visit of Pope Francis last January 15-19, 2015.

 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES—Some 7,208 kilometers away from the Philippines, a lone Catholic church here serves as an “oasis of grace” for Filipinos.

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[Rewind #AwaNgDiyosPH] In 18th century, Pinoy sculptor is ‘missionary’ to Pope’s homeland

Santo Domingo Penitente, a sculture made by Filipino Esteban Sampzon (photo taken from http://www.fotodoc.com.ar/?p=169)

 

 

For Easter, The Filipino Connection releases articles from its special edition on the apostolic visit of Pope Francis last January 15-19, 2015.

 

MANILA—Can the first Filipino migrant missionary in South America be a sculptor?

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[Rewind #AwaNgDiyosPH] Young people praying Church’s hope for conversion?

Members of the Mary Help of Christians Crusade (MHCC) praying hours before Pope Francis arrived in UST January 18 (photo by EFIGENIO CHRISTOPHER TOLEDO IV / The Filipino Connection)

 

 

For Easter, The Filipino Connection releases articles from its special edition on the apostolic visit of Pope Francis last January 15-19, 2015.

 

MANILA—Among millions of people who patiently endured the early morning cold breeze to see Pope Francis visit a Catholic university here, there’s a sight of youthful energy kneeling on a concrete sidewalk for minutes. A candle lit up that youthful energy.

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[#AwaNgDiyosPH] OFWs’ oasis of grace: Faith as culturally Filipino

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (The Filipino Connection and Philstar.com)—Some 7,208 kilometers away from the Philippines, a lone Catholic church here serves as an “oasis of grace” for Filipinos.

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[#AwaNgDiyosPH] Mercy for a nun’s sainthood sought from Francis, Vatican

Mo. Francisca del Espiritu Santo, O.P. (Francisca de Fuentes), founder of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. The current crop of the Dominican congregation is lobbying for Francisca's sainthood (photo from religiouswomen.blogspot.com)

 

 

QUEZON CITY (The Filipino Connection / Philstar.com)–A nearly-400-year-old congregation of Dominican nuns is hoping that mercy from the global Catholic Church hierarchy leads to the group’s biggest triumph.

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[Papal Visit 2015] What Francis likes: ‘Popular piety’ that plays big roles in Pinoys’ faith

The annual Black Nazareno procession in Manila is one form of popular religiosity that Pope Francis likes as a means to strengthen the faith, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (photo by MIA ROSIENNA MALLARI / The Filipino Connection)

 

 

MANILA (The Filipino Connection, 13 January)—After the nation’s capital saw one Black Nazarene image putting millions of Filipino Catholic faithful to a stop for devotion, this form of “popular religiosity” is one “act of liberation” that a forthcoming visitor actually likes.

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Teaching, learning at a ‘volcanic’ classroom

Rica Liwanag, 25, volunteered to teach elementary students at a public school in Taal Volcano island (photo by Marlon Luistro / The Filipino Connection)

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BALETE, Batangas—Want to teach elementary school children studying within a volcano’s premises?

Rica Liwanag is up to the challenge.

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