Blink and You’ll Miss It: The Papal Visit 2015 Edition

January 19 was the last day of Pope Francis’s visit to the Philippines. Upon arriving at the Villamor Air Base with my family and walking to the main road, I was hardly surprised to see that as early as at five in the morning, there were rows and rows of people standing and waiting to […]

Ruminations About World Youth Day 2013

Every two to three years since the inauguration year of 1986, the world’s Catholic youth, the future of the Roman Catholic Church, come out in full force for the sacred celebration known as World Youth Day.   Well before Pope Francis was elected, the Vatican announced that World Youth Day 2013 would take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This is all the more […]