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‘Simbang Gabi’ brings Filipino ‘seasonal Catholics’ back to churches

“Seasonal Catholics” are “those who actively go to church whenever there is an occasion only, such as Christmas”

From ‘Misa de Gallo’ to ‘Simbang Gabi’

Today, the novena Mass, whether celebrated traditionally at dawn or in the early evening, is popularly known as “Simbang Gabi”

Pope Francis to ask heads of state to pardon prisoners as...

The invitation to make a “gesture of clemency” will be sent “on the occasion of the upcoming Christmas,” a Dec. 12 communication said

Green group launches ‘toxic-free, waste-free’ Christmas

The highlight of the program was a showcase of creative “parols” (Christmas lanterns) designed by select students from all grade levels

Poor Filipino families eke a living from traditional Christmas decors

One of the traditions in the country is making Christmas decors, especially lanterns called "parol"

Law group to gov’t: Make Christmas parties, food gifts healthier

“No public funds should be used for unhealthy food,” said Jeline Corpuz, a registered nutritionist-dietitian

CBCP media office releases digital Advent, Christmas guide

The reflection guide offers reflections and questions based on each day’s Gospel reading from selected bishops and priests nationwide

Pope Francis blesses nativity scene in Vatican

The Guatemalan nativity scene will remain on display in Paul VI Hall in the Vatican until January 8

Bishop reminds Filipinos to beware of COVID-19 infections during holidays

The Health department on Tuesday warned that COVID-19 infections could reach as high as 2,294 per day by the end of December

Photos: Christmas in the city

Christmas is the "longest celebrated season" in the predominantly Catholic Philippines

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