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Church advocate for women’s rights dies

Church advocate for women’s rights dies

MANILA, Feb. 28, 2017— Dr. Zenaida Rotea, a leading figure in the Catholic Church’s ministry for women, has passed away on Sunday. She was 88. The former executive secretary of the CBCP Office on Women died after suffering a stroke at the Cardinal Santos Hospital where she was admitted since Feb. 23. Rotea’s remains currently […]

PAGADIAN City, Feb. 28, 2017 – Drawing inspiration from Pope Francis’ own call to reach out to those “in the peripheries”, a prelate tells pro-lifers at their annual convention to open up the parish to the needy and the poor. “Is our parish truly a community of communities, a sanctuary where the needy, especially the […]

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Duterte told: ‘Discipline out of love not anger’

TACLOBAN City, Feb. 28, 2017 – Comparing the country to a family, a priest stressed that even the discipline of righting wrongs, as in the case of the Duterte administration’s crackdown on illegal drugs, should be done “out of love not anger.” “Like in a family, children could not be disciplined by corporal punishment and […]

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Young Ilonggos stand for life

Joining the religious and other members of the laity, Iloilo students show their rejection of the “culture of death” by lighting candles, wearing white, and praying for the Philippines on Feb. 24, 2017 in Iloilo City. (Photo: John Belle Agramon) Share

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Iloilo students at ‘Caravan for Life’ call for love not violence

JARO, Iloilo City, Feb. 28, 2017 – “As children of God, our mission is to be persons for and with others; this means love and compassion, not violence and vengeance, truth and honesty, not lies and decadence!” These were the words Chelsea Lagon, an Ateneo de Iloilo student, gave in her speech at the Jaro […]

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Laity told: Talk to lawmakers about death penalty

TACLOBAN City, Feb. 28, 2017 – As the country continues to be polarized by national issues, a local priest deemed it necessary for the laity to be “conscienticized and to be pro-active rather than reactive”, particularly by approaching their lawmakers to let them know their anti-death penalty sentiments. Fr. Erby Davy Lajara, parish priest of […]

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Ready for Ash Wednesday

A priest blesses palm fronds being burned in time for Ash Wednesday at St. Joseph Parish, Las Piñas City on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Photo: Lorenzo Atienza) Share

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Parishes mourn death of oldest priest

TACLOBAN City, Feb. 27, 2017 – Palo Diocese’s oldest priest passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 92, leaving wonderful memories among clerics here. Parishes, mourning his death, included his eternal rest in Mass intentions such as at the Sto. Niño Parish in this city. Msgr. Adan Apostol, who hailed from the distant […]

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Nominees sought for 11th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards

MANILA, Feb. 25, 2017 – Nominations to the 11th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards are open until May 31, 2017. To be considered, entries must be books authored by a local (Philippine-based) Catholic writer and published by a local Catholic publisher, printed from June 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Entries must be published for […]

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Friday is ‘free wedding’ day at this parish

OCAMPO, Camarines Sur, Feb. 24, 2017 – A parish in Old Moriones, Ocampo holds a regular wedding schedule for those who wish to have their union blessed as a sacrament even if they are strapped for cash. Parish priest Fr. Emmanuel Mojica thought of doing this so simple folks can avail of the Sacrament of […]

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Archbishop Soc decries ‘rape’ of EDSA spirit

MANILA, Feb. 23, 2017— Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has decried the “rape” of EDSA People Power with the “four glorious days of February 1986 now dimmed”. Amid the “relentless killings of the poor in the name of change”, he said “the glory now flickers in the darkness of fear and terror again”. As the […]

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5 online challenges vs ‘culture of life’

BACOLOD, Feb. 23, 2017 – Amid the groundswell of public sentiment against the “culture of death” and as provinces organize prayer rallies to uphold the sanctity of human life, there is a need to champion life everywhere, anywhere – even online. This is the observation of Fr. Ronald Quijano, chairman of the Commission on Family […]

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ILOILO City, Feb. 23, 2017 – Amid issues like extrajudicial killings and the proposed reimposition of the death penalty, movements like CFC- Singles for Christ rally behind the Church hierarchy’s call to counter the culture of death. In an interview with SFC international coordinator, Noli Manuel, he affirmed that initiatives and events that gather the […]

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PALO, Leyte, Feb. 22, 2017 – The cross, found on top of Guinhangdan Hill, more popularly known as “Hill 522”, in this town is facing destruction with the present plans of the Palo municipal government to demolish the large, white cross and replace it with a similar structure worth millions of government funds. Dr. Rolando […]

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TACLOBAN City, Feb. 22, 2017 – Praising mothers, Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du urged on Sunday members of the Archdiocesan Federation of Medalla Milagrosa to go out and rally for the sanctity of life. The Dumaguete-native prelate expounded on a mother’s important role in nurturing life in the wombs for nine months but which, in […]

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