Home » Archives by category » Documents » Statements
Agrarian Reform as a continuing project  of social justice

Agrarian Reform as a continuing project of social justice

NOT too long ago I issued a statement on the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and its implementing law, lauding its achievements as well as candidly pointing out the challenges that still had to be hurdled. The CBCP is once more being asked about the expanded and enhanced version of the program and whether it remains [...]

Pastoral Letter on social and political issues

TO the People of God in the Diocese of Bayombong: In the Year of the Laity, the Church reminds the Christian of the fundamental calling: To witness to one’s faith in Jesus, The Lord, and, in so witnessing, to transform human society so that the seed of the Kingdom that The Lord came to sow [...]

Continue reading …
The Pastoral Challenges of the Family by the Synod of Bishops

PASTORAL STATEMENT ON THE PASTORAL CHALLENGES OF THE FAMILY BY THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE DIOCESE OF DAET Pope Francis convened the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization in Rome from October 5-19, 2014. It sought to discuss the different aspects [...]

Continue reading …
ALL CREATION… BLESS THE LORD!  (Daniel 3:57)

A CBCP Pastoral Exhortation on Climate Change A Challenge from the Past. In 1988 our predecessors in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued the landmark letter “What is Happening to Our Beautiful Land?” The statement lamented the destruction of our forests, the ravaging of our soil and the pollution of our seas. [...]

Continue reading …

In his manifold wisdom and goodness, God created the beautiful world. He created man and made the steward of His creation. Creation provides for man’s subsistence while man treats it with awe, respect and gratitude. In the fullness of time (Heb 1:2) God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as “first-born of creation, for [...]

Continue reading …
Peace be with you! Assalamu Alaikum!

CBCP Statement on the Bangsa Moro Proposed Law WHEN Jesus, the Lord, breathed his Spirit and his peace on the apostles, he did so as the fulfilment and summation of all that he had been sent to be and to do for the world! Peace is therefore God’s gift. We must cooperate with God, for [...]

Continue reading …
HOLY AND HEROIC TEACHERS In the Year of the Laity

Tribute to Teachers during World Teachers’ Day October 5, 2014 Dear People of God: If you wish, you can be taught; if you are willing to listen, you will learn; if you give heed, you will be wise. Frequent the company of the elders; whoever is wise, stay close to him. Be eager to hear [...]

Continue reading …
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain (Ps 127:1)

A Pastoral Letter on the 40th Foundation Anniversary of the Diocese of Daet (1974 — 1 September — 2014) The Birth of A New Diocese On May 27, 1971, Pope Paul VI through the Apostolic Constitution Requirit Maximopere established the Diocese of Daet which was comprised of the entire province of Camarines Norte. The diocese [...]

Continue reading …
CBCP President on the Iraq Syria Situation

Prayer and Plea for Peace and Charity Before a horrified world, militants, without compunction and in utter mercilessness, beheaded journalist James Foley. He may not have died for the faith, but he certainly died, a person of faith, we are told by those who were with him in his last days. Pope Francis sent his [...]

Continue reading …
A Pastoral Letter on the People’s Initiative to abolish the Pork Barrel System

To the Clergy, Religious, Seminarians and Laity of the Archdiocese of Cebu Dear Brothers and Sisters: “Our love is not to be just words or mere talk, but something real and active” (1 John 3:18). The PORK BARREL is a LUMP SUM AMOUNT given to any branch or office of government, the SPECIFIC USE of [...]

Continue reading …
Day of prayer for peace in Iraq

THIS Monday August 18, 2014 at the conclusion of his apostolic visit to Korea, Pope Francis will preside at Mass at the Myeong Dong Cathedral for Peace and Reconciliation. In recent days, we have been made aware of the perilous and life threatening situation that our Christian brethren in northern Iraq are going through. At [...]

Continue reading …

A Pastoral Exhortation on Integrity “Blessed the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commands” (Ps. 112:1) OUR beloved People of God: The BEAUTY OF INTEGRITY of persons, of community, and of all creation manifests the glory and wisdom of God! It is an integrity that requires honesty and consistency, surely, as [...]

Continue reading …
Pastoral Guidance on the Implementation of the Reproductive Health Law

“Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Ps 127:3). OUR dear brother priests, Catholic physicians and health care workers, government officials and employees, educators and fellow Church workers: While we would have wanted the Supreme Court to nullify the RH Law (Republic Act No. 10354), we [...]

Continue reading …
A nation of mercy and compassion

Miserando atque Eligendo (Lowly but Chosen) Pastoral Letter to Prepare the People of God for the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis MY dear people of God: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Philippines officially announces the visit of the Holy Father, Pope Francis to the Philippines, God willing at the beginning of next year, 2015. His [...]

Continue reading …
On the 29th anniversary of the disappearance of Fr. Rudy Romano C.Ss.R and his Golden Jubilee of priestly Ordination

DEAR people of God in the Archdiocese of Cebu: AS the Archdiocese of Cebu prepares to host the International Eucharistic Congress in January 2016, we continue to respond to the challenge of the New Evangelization. Integral to this pastoral thrust is our engagement in accompanying the people as they build a society where the Gospel [...]

Continue reading …
Letter to our Catholic Colleges and Universities on the Practice of Hazing in School-based Fraternities

“”Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” (Gen 4:10) MY brothers and sisters in Christ in our Catholic schools: Once more we must, as a nation, mourn the demise of a student of a Catholic school who lost his life at the hands of his supposed ‘brothers’ in a fraternity. After Cain [...]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 6123Next ›Last »