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Pinay duo finalist in ‘anti-porn contest,’ dedicates work to Pope

Pinay duo finalist in ‘anti-porn contest,’ dedicates work to Pope

MANILA, September 22, 2014—Two young Filipina professionals, who had recently made it to the the top 10 finals of an international anti-porn inforgraphics contest, besting close to 200 others, dedicate their work to Pope Francis. Calling themselves “online missionaries”, Sky A. Ortigas and Nirva Delacruz take pride in their work, Entry No. 4, dedicating it [...]

‘Exorcism comics’ to promote values

MANILA, September 22, 2014 — Supernatural adventure meets the unchangeable truths of the Gospel. This is what Patron Comics hopes to bring to the public with a soon-to-be released comic series about a group of teenagers who help an exorcist Salesian priest. The comic book, which will be officially launched in November, revolves around a [...]

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Thousands flock to Sto. Domingo church due to ‘Mario’ floods

QUEZON City, September 22, 2014—Some 2,735 individuals consisting of 733 families took refuge inside the Santo Domingo Church (National Shrine of the Most Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila) on Friday, September 19, after tropical storm “Mario” flooded their communities nearby. In an interview with CBCPNews, Dominican brother Mervin Lomague of the Dominican Media [...]

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Manoppello veil enshrined in Nueva Ecija town

NAMPICUAN, Nueva Ecija, September 22, 2014—The veil “no human hands have made” and believed to miraculously bear an imprint of Christ’s face was formally enshrined at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija on Monday, September 15, following a weeklong pilgrimage to select parishes in Metro Manila. With Fr. Danilo Flores interpreting in his [...]

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Church-funded housing to rise in Bulacan

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE City, Bulacan, September 22, 2014—Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle recently led the groundbreaking ceremony of a Church-funded housing project set to rise in Barangay Muzon, San José del Monte City, Bulacan, which aims to benefit poor employees of his archdiocese. Tagle shared that this endeavor by Domus Mariae Foundation [...]

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Marian reco to ready faithful for Pope’s visit

QUEZON City, September 21, 2014—The Confraternity of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace is set to spearhead a Marian recollection to be held at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City on December 12, 2014, Friday, as part of the Church-wide spiritual preparation for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis next year. According to Fr. Melvin [...]

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Bishop: Deepen your ‘fiesta experiences’

NAGA City, September 21, 2014 – In a timely message during the feast of the El Divino Rostro, Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona called on the faithful to “deepen” their experiences of God, especially during the special celebration of the archdiocese. “Deepen your experiences this fiesta, your relationship with the Father, through openness,” he said [...]

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‘Flooded’ barangay in QC needs help

QUEZON City, September 21, 2014—The San Isidro Labrador Parish in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, which is one of the areas in Metro Manila most seriously hit by tropical storm “Mario”, appeals for help as relief supplies for evacuees run out fast. Nonstop heavy rains flooded most of the community on Friday, September 19, forcing [...]

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Bishop to Napocor: ‘Solve your own problem’

MANILA, September 20, 2014—A Church leader slams National Power Corporation (Napocor)’s proposal to make the Filipino people shoulder its fiscal responsibilities, saying the company should “solve its own problem”. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo maintains that Napocor must pay off the P60-billion it owes the 8,000 workers it sacked in 2001 after the Electric [...]

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Borongan diocese outs new CD

BORONGAN City, Eastern Samar, September 20, 2014—Fr. Neil Gavan Tenefrancia, who chairs the Committee on Liturgical Music of the Diocese of Borongan, shares with the Waray faithful 15 new liturgical songs he composed collected in a CD titled “Misa Yubileyo: Mga Kanta Ha Santos Nga Misa”.   These songs are: Jubilate Deo, Kyrie (Ginoo, Malooy [...]

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Prelate backs ‘anti-crook’ shirt drive

MANILA, September 20, 2014—A Catholic prelate who became a household name for his fearless stance against government corruption is all-out in his support of the “anti-stealing drive” launched recently by Church-run Radyo Veritas and Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM)’s Public Affairs Ministry, with a T-shirt proudly displaying God’s seventh commandment “Huwag kang magnanakaw” (“You shall not [...]

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Bad weather disrupts ‘walk for climate’

MANILA, Sept. 19, 2014— A Church-led walk against the effects of climate change was brought to a halt by heavy rains from tropical storm “Mario” and the southwest monsoon. The “Walk for Climate” was set to take place after a Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Friday morning but the bad weather forced organizers to [...]

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Tagle to lead ‘walk for climate’

MANILA, September 18, 2014— The Archdiocese of Manila is bringing its fight against the climate change to the street. No other than Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will lead the “Walk for Climate” to bring attention to climate change after the 6:30 a.m. holy mass at the Manila Cathedral on Friday, Sept. 19. According to Peachy [...]

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Free exhibit features popes’ relics, Marian statues

PASAY City, September 18, 2014—Veritas 846, the Church-run AM radio station, is currently holding a free, month-long exhibit at the South Pavilion of SM Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City featuring some 81 sacred relics, Marian artworks, papal memorabilia, and other objects of religious interest which aim to deepen the public’s appreciation of the [...]

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Caritas gives 72 boats to Iloilo’s ‘Yolanda’ survivors

ILOILO, September 18, 2014—Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton Pascual, who also heads Radyo Veritas, visited Iloilo recently to personally bless the 72 fishing boats, including nets, which were distributed to fisherfolks in Iloilo who were affected by typhoon Yolanda. Pascual shared over Radyo Veritas this project is only the first leg of the P5-million [...]

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‘Use talents for service’—Cardinal Tagle

MANILA, September 18, 2014 — Gifts and talents are blessings meant to be shared with others. This was the message relayed by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as he encouraged the faithful at the Manila Archdiocesan General Pastoral Assembly (MAGPAS) held at the Malate Catholic School last September 6 to share their God-given gifts [...]

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