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Pope Francis’ Easter Message

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L’Osservatore Romano Press Office  Vatican  VATICAN – Pope’s Easter Message: “Christ is hope and comfort to the Christian communities suffering most for their faith on account of discrimination and persecution … is close to all human situations of suffering and injustice” Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – “If Jesus is risen, then – and only then – has something truly new happened, something that changes the Read More …

The Meaning of Easter

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By Fr.Shay Cullen This is the sacred time of year when we recall the life and death and resurrection of Jesus,the man from Nazareth. His life commitment to goodness and self-sacrifice as a champion of the poor and the oppressed led to his arrest torture and execution at the hands of the unjust and cruel authorities. He and his mission did not die and disappear Read More …

I wonder about Lent

Real-life reenactment of Christ's crucufixion

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano I wonder about Lent. Every year, I wonder about Lent. Being Christian, or more specifically, raised a Catholic, it is hard not to wonder about Lent. Being Filipino, though, I must wonder about Lent. Even after four centuries, it is impossible to shrug off the conquest by the sword. It is not a unique experience. I cannot count the number Read More …

Dane joins in Philippines’ bloody Easter crucifixions

Expression of faith: Danish film maker Lasse Spang Olsen grimaces as he is nailed to a cross during the a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ during Good Friday celebrations ahead of Easter in the village of Cutud, Pampanga, north of Manila on Friday. Eight Filipinos and a Dane re-enacted the death of Jesus Christ on Friday by nailing themselves to crosses before thousands of people in a gruesome annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines. The crucifixion ritual -- held every year to mark Good Friday in Asia's bastion of Catholicism -- has been going on for decades, becoming a major tourist draw despite official disapproval from Church leaders. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Agence France-Presse, San Fernando, the Philippines  A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers. The crucifixion ritual — held every year on Good Friday in Asia’s bastion of Catholicism — has been marked for decades in farming districts in the Read More …

WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: Real life crucifixions on Good Friday to mark Easter

Thousands of people watched as around 20 people took part in the real-life crucifixions [AP]

THESE shocking photos show how a crowd of people were nailed to crosses in real-life crucifixions on Good Friday to re-enact the death of Jesus Christ. By: Dion Dassanayake Express.com ***WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT FOLLOWS*** Thousands of people watched the annual event as almost 20 Christians and a filmmaker were nailed to crosses with five-inch stainless steel nails. The Roman Catholic Church frown upon the gruesome Read More …

Pacquiao’s win crystal clear as early as 7th

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By Alex P. Vidal It looked like Timothy Bradley was made of stone and was a symbol of ring savagery in the first and fourth rounds. Until he changed tactics in 6th and everything turned tupsy turvy in as far as Team Bradley defense was concerned. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) had the WBO welterweight title in the bag as early in 7th round when Bradley Read More …

Why Ilonggos love Manny Pacquiao

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“The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.” — Blaise Pascal By Alex P. Vidal Ilonggo fans were among those who cheered heartily and prayed hard for Rep. Manny Pacquiao, 35, to regain his WBO welterweight title from previously unbeaten Timothy Bradley Jr. last April 12. Aside from being a sports celebrity, Ilonggos remember Read More …

Kim calls Pacman

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Balitang Kutsero By Perry Diaz Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was celebrating his victory over Timothy Bradley when his cell phone rang. He asked his manager, Freddie Roach, to answer the call. Freddie: Hello. Caller: Hello, this is Kim. May I please speak to Mr. Pacquiao? Freddie: I’ll see if he’s available. Hey, Manny! Somebody named Kin wants to talk to you. Pacman: Kim? Is it Kim Read More …