February 10, 2017
Jesus taught the adults and blessed the children, but the Church has gotten it backwards. That was not the case in the early days of the Church. The section of Matthew's Gospel that we call "The Sermon on the Mount" was intended by Matthew as a sort of c
January 10, 2017
An estimated 1.5 million Filipino Catholics joined the annual procession of the Black Nazarene, believed to be miraculous by devotees, in Manila on Jan. 9. This year's procession, popularly known as the "traslacion," or the transfer of the image to a church in the city's Quiapo district, took two hours longer. The "traslacion" covered a 6.9-kilometer route that was secured by some 5,700 police and security personnel amid threats of militant attacks. The feast of the Black Nazarene is considered one of the most spectacular religious events in the Philippines. It is celebrated by millions of devotees who believe that the centuries-old wooden life-size statue of Jesus, which was brought to the Philippines from Mexico by Augustinian friars in 1606, is miraculous.