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Pope Francis’ 2024 Lenten message: ‘Lent is a season of conversion,...

The pope has encouraged the faithful to undertake an interior examination by asking: “Do we hear that cry? Does it trouble us?"

Philippines holds bloody crucifixions, whippings on Good Friday

Some go to extreme lengths to atone for sins or seek divine intervention in rituals frowned on by the Church

Photos: Women ‘Roman soldiers’ arrest, crucify Jesus on Philippine island

Participation in the Lenten festival has become a religious vow for residents -- men and women

Should you blindly follow those Holy Week traditions?

Do we need to scourge our backs until they bleed to show atonement for our sins?

Holy Thursday Photos: Chrism Mass and renewal of priestly vows in...

During the Chrism Mass, priests gather as a sign of unity with the bishop and brotherhood among the clergy

Activists hold ‘Calvary’ procession in Manila’s streets to demand housing for...

The street play carried the theme “Calvary of the Poor 2023: Recognize the People’s Plan, Option for Housing for the Poor”

Extreme expressions of Filipino faith

“We are doubtful that these are real expressions of Christian faith,” read a 2015 statement of the Catholic bishops’ conference

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2023

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary, and all the saints

Photos: Holy Week in the Philippines: ‘Pabása ng Pasyón’

The “Pabása ng Pasyón,” literally the “Reading of the Passion,” is a Catholic devotion in the Philippines and is popular during the Holy Week

Survey says most Filipino Catholics perform religious obligations during Holy Week

Fasting was most difficult for 26 percent while 10 percent said almsgiving was difficult, and three percent said both abstinence and prayer

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