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The Year of Parishes, Communion of Communities

The Year of Parishes, Communion of Communities

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   With the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Eucharist and the Family, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will open the Year 2017 as the “Year of Parishes, Communion of Communities.” It is part of the “novena-years” of the Philippine Catholic Church in [...]

Remembering Our Dearly Departed

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Vatican has released new guidelines for the cremation of the remains of Catholics. Prior to 1963, the Catholic Church recognized burial as the only means to bury the dead due to the Christian hope in resurrection. However, in [...]

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Love as the Foundation of Marriage and Family

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   The 3rd Family Eucharistic Congress sponsored by the Family and Life Ministry of the Diocese of Kalookan was a huge success. The Family and Life Ministry from every parishes in the Dioceses participated in the day-long program. Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio S. David, Bishop of Kalookan, and [...]

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Mass media should not be a weapon of destruction

DUC IN ALTUM ​​​​ Atty. Aurora A. Santiago   Media practitioners have a great role to play in the stability of a nation and in the personality of the individual. In the practice of profession as a journalist, as a broadcaster, and as a social communicator, it is important that they be guided by the [...]

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Can We Not Be United?

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   It was very disgusting to see one senator put off the microphone of another senator while the latter was cross-examining the witness in the Senate hearing on extrajudicial killing. The culprit Senator actually curtailed the constitutional right to freedom of speech of a fellow senator. Has character [...]

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“Where is your Brother?”

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio “Ambo” David, Bishop of Kalookan, issued a Pastoral Letter entitled “Nasaan ang Iyong Kapatid?” (Where is your brother?). He agrees with President Duterte that the biggest plague in the country is widespread crime and illegal drug pushing and addiction; that this pestilence should [...]

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Illegal drugs, a plague in society

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   The Diocese of Kalookan celebrated the Feast of its Patron Saint, San Roque. The culmination of the celebration was the Holy Eucharist presided by its bishop, Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio“Ambo” S. David, and concelebrated by the Kalookan clergy. Despite heavy rains, many devotees and parishioners joined the [...]

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Blessed are the Merciful

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   Pope Francis wants to talk about mercy during the World Youth Day 2016 (WYD 2016), the youth event held in Krakow, Poland from July 25, to 31.He chose the theme “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”Of the 1.6 Million WYD 2016 pilgrims, 2,000 came [...]

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Tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   The Permanent Court of Arbitration (the Tribunal) ruled in favor of the Philippines in the dispute between China and the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). It was released on July 12, 2016 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. Under the United [...]

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Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the 16th President of the Philippines, was sworn into office by Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes on June 30 at Rizal Ceremonial Hall of Malacañang Palace. President Rody decided Malacañang as the venue because he does not want to burden the people [...]

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Sacramental Brotherhood and Lifestyle of Priests

Aurora A. Santiago Duc in Altum   THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Pension Plan Committee sponsored the 18th ADFAP (Arch/Diocesan Financial Administrators of the Philippines) Convention at Hotel Tavern, Borromeo Street, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Diocese of Surigao from June 20 to 24, 2016. It was attended by 140 Oeconomus/clergy and staff from [...]

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Kalookan, 13 years as a diocese

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum Happy 13th Anniversary to our Diocese of Kalookan! It has been a fruitful journey of faith with the Diocesan motto Duc in Altum and our Vision—“a community of disciples, living the fullness of life in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with Mary, our mother, and San Roque, [...]

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To Serve, Not To Be Served!

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We Must Do Our Share For Change

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Let the True People’s Voice Win

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Let Us Value Our Vote

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