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Pope Francis says he’s on sainthood ‘waiting list’

Pope Francis says he’s on sainthood ‘waiting list’

Pope Francis joked Saturday that he is on the “waiting list” for sainthood, along with his retired predecessor Benedict XVI.

“UNDAS” is both a religious observance and a folk tradition among Filipinos that honors members of the family who have passed away.

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Lent starts as Catholics mark Ash Wednesday

A Roman Catholic Church leader reminded the faithful of the essence and significance of today’s observance of Ash Wednesday – that God gives life and only God has the power over life.

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ARCHBISHOP Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, issued a statement the other day after President-elect Duterte accused Filipino bishops and priests of hypocrisy and corruption and criticized the Roman Catholic Church as a “most hypocritical institution.” Archbishop Villegas chose, in response, to invoke “the silence of Jesus before the arrogance of Pilate.”

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