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The Beatification of Pope John Paul II On May 1

Latest Update: The Vatican has launched the Facebook page promoting his beatification of Pope John Paul II. The pontiff, who died in 2005, will move a step closer to sainthood with his May 1 beatification by Pope Benedict XVI — or recognition of John Paul II’s entrance into heaven and his ability to intercede for those who pray in his name.

The Facebook page. Pope John Paul II (the Vatican page) is available here. Please “like” it and start to “share“.

Update: The Vatican will unveil the latest installment in its social media transformation next week – a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II. The site, which will link to video highlights of John Paul’s 27-year papacy, is designed to promote the May 1 beatification.

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Posted by on 04/28/2011 in Global News

 

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Today is Easter Sunday! The Lord Has Risen!

Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. In the Philippines, Easter morning is marked with joyous celebration, the first being the dawn Salubong, wherein large statues of Jesus and Mary are brought in procession together to meet, imagining the first reunion of Jesus and his mother Mary after Jesus’ Resurrection. This is followed by the joyous Easter Mass and then a hearty breakfast consist of nilaga when we get home.

Here in the US, Easter is celebrated in an entirely different way. A traditional egg-hunting is done in churches or at homes where families hold reunions. Eggs are painted with different colors and designs. An Easter Bunny is used in a very similar trait like Santa Claus, as they both bring gifts to children. Easter baskets may also consist of peeps marshmallows and chocolates.

As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection, I leave this Easter message to you…

May the angels protect you, may the sadness forget you,
may goodness surround you, and may God always bless you…

Happy Easter to ALL!


 
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Posted by on 04/24/2011 in Blogs

 

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Listen to Rebecca Black’s Friday Religious Parody

The past two days, in commemoration of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, I had stayed away from posting articles which are not Lent-related. My last two articles were devoted to religious themes to stay relevant to the occasion.

What if you can be funny and remain religious at the same time? Is that even possible? Consider our prayers answered. Community Christian Church presents a parody (yes, another one) of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”. Church member, Sadie B. sings “Sunday” featuring BP and Master E.

So, enjoy watching and see accompanying lyrics…

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Posted by on 04/23/2011 in Blogs

 

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Today is Good Friday

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, commemorates the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. A day of strict fasting and abstinence, Catholics are allowed to eat only one complete meal and two smaller ones during the day without meat and no food in between.

In the Philippines, the day is commemorated with street processions, the Way of the Cross, the chanting of the Pasyon, and the staging of the Senakulo or Passion play. Church bells are not rung and Masses are not celebrated. In some communities, devotees engage in self-flagellation or crucifixion as expressions of penance.

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Posted by on 04/22/2011 in Blogs

 

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Today is Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, also known as “Holy Thursday” is the Thursday of Passion Week, one day before Good Friday. Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Last Supper.

Two important events are the focus of Maundy Thursday. First, Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with His disciples and instituted the Communion. Second, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, thereby setting an example of humility and service.

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Posted by on 04/21/2011 in Blogs

 

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Born This Way: Glee vs. Al Yankovic

Listen, people!  While you thought you’re ears are already bleeding while listening to Lady Gaga‘s gay anthem ‘Born This Way‘, two more versions were released today. Who are they?

First version… you’ve probably been hearing for several days now that Glee will release on Tuesday a supersized episode simply titled ‘Born This Way‘. Of course, this episode won’t be complete unless our favorite Gleeksters render their own version. So rejoice, Glee fans! Listen to Kurt, Mercedes and Tina as they lead the cast in covering Mother Monster’s hit…

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Posted by on 04/20/2011 in Blogs

 

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Rebecca Black Congratulates Herself On A Billboard

We never had any idea up to what extent this 13-year old would go for self-promotion. Thanks to her loving mother… anything is possible.

As you already know by now, Rebecca Black’s mother paid $4,000 of her own money to Ark Music,a production company to write for her daughter music and lyrics, shoot the video, record and produce the track, add a rapper, and package it all together.

Two months after the video was uploaded in YouTube, the song has been viewed over 100 million times. And what would be a more appropriate congratulatory gift for Rebecca? Yap, her mom paid for a digital billboard located at the corner of LaBrea and San Vincente in Los Angeles and read “It’s Friday, Friday, Friday! 100 million+ views! Rebecca Black youtube.com”.

No, she's not promoting Subway but her billboard on top.

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Posted by on 04/19/2011 in Blogs

 

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