Dance, colour at Child Jesus devotion

Dancers taking part in the Sinulog celebration.Margaret Alforque-UyIt was a sea of colour and festivity as some 2,800 mainly Filipino devotees congregated at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour to honour the Child Jesus.The Festivity of the Señor Santo Niño, held on Jan 27, included a special Mass followed by a special ritual [...]

Special Filipino devotion filled with dance, colour

Devotees in procession together with the Señor Santo Niño image at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. By Margaret Uy It was an afternoon of colour, dance and devotion at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour as 2,800 mainly Filipino devotees along with a few local parishioners celebrated the Festivity of [...]

Learning about the connection between work and marriage

“There is a need for a paradigm shift. At the heart of marriage and work is the human person.”Fr Eugene Vaz made this point during the fourth in a series of talks called Bridging Your Life with Christ, held at the Church of the Holy Cross on May 10.Speaking on the topic of work and [...]

Much lost in this storm of a Noah movie

One of the most loved Bible stories that continues to fascinate children and adults is the story of Noah.If you are going to watch this NC16 movie with little understanding or background to the movie, you might think that what is depicted is what is recounted in the Bible. The movie, however, is not faithful [...]

The Sacrament Of Marriage, Icon Of God’s Love For Humanity

Vatican City, 2 April 2014 (VIS) – Pope Francis concluded his series of catechesis dedicated to the Sacraments by speaking about marriage. “A sacrament that leads us to the heart of God’s plan, which is a plan of alliance with his People, with all of us, a plan of communion”. To explain this, he quoted [...]

Marian image in Malaysian hospital window

Malaysian clerics have said that the alleged image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Sime Darby Medical Centre (SDMC) has yet to receive official approval from the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur and the Apostolic See.The came after the recent alleged apparition of Mary had drawn crowds to visit the site in Subang Jaya.The medical [...]

Unlawful Use Of Pope’s Image: Benetton Retraction

Vatican City, 15 May 2012 (VIS) – This morning a note from the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., was issued on the conclusion of the legal conflict between the Holy See and the Benetton Group, due to its unlawful use of Pope Benedict XVI’s image in the “Unhate” ad [...]