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Priests to specialize on faithful weighed down by pandemic

Priests in Manila will be taking lessons to specialize in fields that would enable them to offer better emotional support to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 22nd, 2021

Megawide shifts focus to public infra projects as earnings recover

Megawide Construction Corp. swung back into profit in the first quarter, with the company now shifting its attention to state-backed infrastructure projects after the pandemic weighed on private investments......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

EastWest profits down a tenth on pandemic woes

Anemic credit growth as a result of a pandemic-induced economic meltdown weighed on Gotianun-led East West Banking Corp.’s bottom-line numbers in the first quarter, reflecting a broader struggle of the local banking industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2021

‘We are fed up’: Thousands pray at Portugal’s Fatima shrine for world without COVID-19

FATIMA, Portugal — Suffering from an autoimmune disease, 71-year-old Maria Emilia travels – often by foot – to one of Catholicism’s most famous sanctuaries in Portugal every year. But the coronavirus pandemic made her trip more important than ever. Standing in circles marked to maintain social distancing, Emilia joined about 7,500 other faithful at a […] The post ‘We are fed up’: Thousands pray at Portugal’s Fatima shrine for world without COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Catholic priests in the Philippines turn TikTok into virtual pulpit

6 million followers. As the coronavirus pandemic forced places of worship to close across the Catholic-majority country, tech-savvy priests like Fiel Pareja turned the popular video-sharing platform TikTok into a virtual pulpit to connect with young believers. Pareja spends up to six hours a night in his room in a presbytery north of Manila recording […] The post Catholic priests in the Philippines turn TikTok into virtual pulpit appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

MacroAsia incurs P1.8 billion loss in 2020

Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp. incurred a net loss of P1.8 billion last year, a reversal of the P1.19 billion net income posted in 2019, as the pandemic weighed heavily on its aviation-related business units......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Bishop’s Easter message: Do not lose hope

Amid the struggles and difficulties of the Filipino people brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Manila apostolic administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo reminded the faithful that Easter Sunday brings a message of hope......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

‘Remember why Jesus Christ is here’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Cebu, the Cebu Metropolitan Church has reopened its doors for devotees who want to physically attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 1. And in his Homily, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to always remember the life and […] The post ‘Remember why Jesus Christ is here’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

Alternatives to long ineffective lockdown

Several readers have weighed in on my recent columns, some of them expressing impatience over the government’s response to the pandemic over the last 12 months......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Lipa bishop, priests contract COVID-19, ask for prayers

Garcera also asked all priests in the Archdiocese of Lipa to offer their Masses, Holy Hours and recitation of the rosary for their "immediate recovery and end to this pandemic.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Bank of England keeps status quo, sees better economic outlook

London ---The Bank of England left record-low interest rates unchanged Thursday as it weighed Britain’s vaccine-driven pandemic recovery alongside stubborn fears of rising inflation......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Nuncio: Storm the heavens with prayers this Lent

The Filipino faithful should “storm the heavens with fervent prayers” this Holy Week to end the COVID-19 pandemic, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles John Brown urged......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Market drops on profit taking; BDO, Converge lead decliners

The stock market fell Wednesday on profit taking after rallying the previous day, weighed down by lingering impact of the pandemic and prospects of a slow economic recovery......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Faithful urged: Devote time for prayer, fasting

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the Catholic faithful to devote their time during the Lenten season to praying, fasting and alms giving amid these trying times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

Priests in Bantayan need more ashes for Ash Wednesday; turn to faithful for help

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Priests at the Parish of Saints Peters and Paul in Bantayan town on Bantayan Island have asked from their parishioners to make donations of blessed and dried palm leaves or branches that they may have kept from previous years. “Among gihangyo sa katong anaay mga laya nga binditado nga mga lukay […] The post Priests in Bantayan need more ashes for Ash Wednesday; turn to faithful for help appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Church: Selfless love needed, not just romantic love

Officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines reminded the faithful to focus not only on “romantic love” but also on “selfless love,” especially now that a lot of Filipinos are struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

CBCP asks faithful for financial help amid COVID-19

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines asked the faithful for continued financial support to the Catholic Church, as dioceses and parishes nationwide experience financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Physical novena masses for Fiesta Señor 2021 cancelled

  Cebu City, Philippines—Augustinian friars from the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu announced on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021, that they will be cancelling physical Novena Masses of the Fiesta Señor 2021 due to health concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was decided after a meeting participated by the Augustinian priests  […] The post Physical novena masses for Fiesta Señor 2021 cancelled appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Nazarene faithful pray for end of pandemic

Thousands of Roman Catholic faithful fulfilled their vows to an image believed to be miraculous, many of them praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

Isko asks faithful: Forgo feast this year

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday appealed to Black Nazarene devotees to forgo celebrations related to the religious image’s fiesta for next year, citing the threats posed by the coronavirus that has caused a worldwide pandemic. “Don’t put your life at risk,” he said. The Black Nazarene’s feast day falls on Saturday, 9 […] The post Isko asks faithful: Forgo feast this year appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Palma to faithful: Have faith that 2021 will bring more blessings

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Faith will bring blessings in 2021. This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his homily on the New Year’s Eve Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on December 31, 2020, the last day of the year. Palma, who celebrated the mass along with other archdiocesan priests, said in […] The post Palma to faithful: Have faith that 2021 will bring more blessings appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020