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Cause for naturalized Filipino priest ongoing

Cause for naturalized Filipino priest ongoing

MANILA, July 31, 2014 — Do you know what Knights of Columbus, and the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) have in common? These very active lay organizations in the country were all established by Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ, a naturalized Filipino citizen, whose cause is being pushed by various groups for his tireless service [...]

Lipa Carmel opens ‘St. Teresa’ song contest

LIPA City, Batangas, July 31, 2014—Attention, songwriters and aspiring musicians! The Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD) of Lipa is organizing a songwriting contest for Saint Teresa of Jesus’ upcoming fifth birth centenary. Besides coming up with a new music piece with a markedly Filipino twist honoring St. Teresa, the competition seeks to impart the richness [...]

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Prelate to PNoy, world leaders: Speak up for persecuted Christians

MANILA, July 31, 2014—Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, who chairs the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Public Affairs, appeals to President Benigno S. Aquino III (PNoy) not to remain silent on the many issues affecting Christians in the Middle East, many of whom are being killed for their faith. In [...]

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CBCP chief endorses “Year of the Laity” highlight

PASIG City, July 31, 2014—Seeing it as a very important highlight capping this “Year of the Laity”, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) invites the faithful to a symposium organized by the Don Bosco Center of Studies called “Saints and Heroes No Less” on August 21, Thursday, at the PhilSports [...]

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500+ houses to rise in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

PALO, Leyte, July 31, 2014 —The Archdiocese of Palo spearheads the construction of over 500 residential units as part of the Catholic Church’s rehabilitation program in communities affected by super typhoon Yolanda, a church official reported. According to Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines National Secretariat for Social [...]

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MANILA, July 30, 2014 – Some 3,000 people are expected to flock to the historic district of Intramuros on September 7 for the “The Great Walled City Run” that is being organized to benefit survivors in areas devastated by natural calamities like typhoon Yolanda. In line with the 56th founding anniversary of the Knights of [...]

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Lack of shelter haunts ‘Yolanda’ survivors

MANILA, July 30, 2014— It has been eight months since the devastating typhoon Yolanda struck Eastern Visayas, but as of today thousands of survivors are still living in tents. Fr. Cesar Aculan, diocesan social action director of Calbayog in Western Samar, said many people displaced by the typhoon have long been awaiting permanent relocation. “In [...]

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QUEZON City, July 30, 2014—With the repatriation process of OFWs in Libya already underway, the Catholic Church in Libya joins the Philippine government in its efforts in keeping Filipino citizens, safe from the raging conflict in that predominantly Muslim state. In a Radyo Veritas report Monday, July 28, Filipino priest Amado Baranquel, who runs the [...]

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Antipolo youth to host confab on ‘relationship chastity’

RIZAL, July 30, 2014— Focusing on what is a burning issue for so many young people today, the Diocese of Antipolo in partnership with the Live Pure Movement is scheduled to host a “Live Pure Diocesan Conference” that will deal with the relevance of purity today, on August 2. In line with the Catholic Bishops’ [...]

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New mag to teach Gospel values

Manila, July 30, 2014—To mark its tenth year of reaching out to the less fortunate, the Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, Incorporated (PnP) recently launched “Pondekada: Sa 10 Taon, Malayo na ang Narating ng Pondo ng Pinoy”, a comic book/magazine that seeks to promote Christian values. Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, in his [...]

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Catholic schools: K to 12 is pro-poor

QUEZON City, July 30, 2014—Seeing in it a way out of socio-economic hardship, the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) backs the government’s K to 12 program. “We at CEAP agree that K to 12 not only reforms the country’s educational system, it revolutionizes it,” said CEAP executive director Rhodora Angela Ferrer in a [...]

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P’que church outs Marian novena masses sked

PARAÑAQUE City, July 29, 2014— To prepare the faithful for the feast day of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso (Our Lady of Good Events) on August 10, Sunday, the schedule of the feast day novena masses in her honor of is finally out. The Diocese of Parañaque prepared a host of activities for its patroness, [...]

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PH netizens go ‘nuun’ for Iraqi Christians

MANILA, July 29, 2014—Armenia. Auschwitz. Nanking. Cambodia. Bosnia. Rwanda. Never again, we thought. We’re wrong. Many Catholic Filipinos online are posting the Arablic letter “Nuun” as their profile pictures to express indignation over the ongoing genocide of thousands of their Christian brethren in Iraq by members of a jihadist group half an ocean away. Taking [...]

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Borongan seminarians gather for philo confab

BORONGAN City, July 29, 2014 – Seminarians gathered July 25 for the 2nd Philosophical Conference, which was hosted by the Nativity of Our Lady College Seminary (NLCS), Borongan City. Attended by almost a hundred college seminarians from NLCS, the Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary of Maasin and the Sacred Heart Seminary of Palo, the conference [...]

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Bacolod faithful hold SONA prayer vigil

BACOLOD City, July 28, 2014 — As all eyes in the country focus on the Batasang Pambansa Complex to watch President Benigno S. Aquino III deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28, the faithful in the diocese of Bacolod will troop have a prayer vigil on the same day after a [...]

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Youth ‘excited’ over Pope’s visit

MANILA, July 28, 2014—Months ahead of Pope Francis’ scheduled visit next year, young people who were too young to feel sentimental about the Pope John Paul II’s record-breaking visit to the Philippines in 1995 are looking forward to the Holy Father’s January visit. Legaspi Bishop Joel Baylon, who formerly chaired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCP) [...]

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