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5 Bohol quake survivors to dine with Pope?

5 Bohol quake survivors to dine with Pope?

TAGBILARAN City, Bohol, September 2, 2014—Five as yet unnamed Boholanos, survivors of the killer earthquake that rocked Bohol in 2013, will have the enviable chance to dine with the Pope himself during his visit next year, a top church official revealed. Papal dinner “He will [Pope Francis] be going to Palo [in Leyte] and we [...]

Lay group to hold ‘Mass of Remembrance’

MANDALUYONG, September 2, 2014—The Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls (PWHS) invites the faithful to take part in a “Mass of Remembrance” and related activities it will be sponsoring on Monday, September 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral, Intramuros. As a Catholic lay apostolate of the Monfort Foundation, [...]

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Pro-Life group to hold ‘lugaw-for-a-cause’

QUEZON City, September 2, 2014—Pro-Life Philippines Foundation Inc. appeals to the faithful’s generosity and invites them to a benefit “Lugaw Party” scheduled on September 20, 2014, Saturday, 9:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. at its “new home” on 70 Main Horseshoe Drive, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City. The Lugaw Party, which will coincide with the birth anniversary of Pro-Life [...]

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Pope’s visit to inspire more vocations

MANILA, August 31, 2014—Inspired by the success of the recently concluded Asian Youth Day, which left the Church in South Korea energized, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Culture (CBCP-ECC) expresses confidence Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country in 2015 will have as much positive effect on the millions of [...]

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CBCP lauds PH priests in Libya

MANILA, August, 31, 2014—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (EMI) voiced out its admiration for two Filipino priests who have opted to stay in Libya standing by the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) stranded there due to an ongoing conflict. EMI executive secretary Fr. Resty [...]

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German pastoral workers visit Cotabato archdiocese

COTABATO City, August 29, 2014 — Eleven lay pastoral workers from Germany visited the Archdiocese of Cotabato from August 18-27, 2014 with the aim of touching base with different Cotabato communities in what has been dubbed the “Regensburg Visit.” The visitors, some of whom are pastoral workers for Miserior and Missio, two of the largest [...]

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Filipino chaplain part of PHL contingent in Syria

MANILA, August 29, 2014–Bishop Leopoldo S. Tumulak of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines revealed that a Filipino chaplain is accompanying the Philippine military contingent in Syria, which is currently in a stand-off with rebels. Pope Francis led a prayer vigil for peace in Syria in St. Peter’s Square on September 7, 2013. (Photo: CNA) [...]

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Ateneo school wins regional Bible quiz

NAGA City, August 29, 2014 – Ateneo de Naga University High School emerged as the top contender during the regional finals of the 5th St. Paul National Bible Quiz on August 10, 2014. Ateneo de Naga University High School is set to compete against other regional Bible champions September 20, 2014 at SMX Mall of [...]

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Peñafrancia Film Fest finalists named

CACERES, August 29, 2014 – Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano announced on August 21 the finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival. The finalists are “Atang” by Paolo Piana; “Harayo, Harani Man” by Arjanmar Rebeta; “Inay” by the Independent Artists; “Kapit” by Antonio Ayen; and “Nawawara” by Jordan de la [...]

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Bishop excited for ‘spiritual-typhoon Francis’

BACOLOD City, August 29, 2014 – With the confirmation of a papal visit to the Philippines next year, Bacolod’s bishop expressed joy and high hopes for the coming of “spiritual-typhoon Francis” to the country. Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra said the coming of Pope Francis, after 20 years since the last papal visit, is an [...]

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Cardinal Quevedo to ordain 2 priests

COTABATO City, August 29, 2014 – Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI prepares to welcome two new priests to the archdiocese of Cotabato after their ordination on September 2, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Cotabato City. “The light has shone in our hearts and we make known the glory of God shining [...]

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Bishop: No suspension of 2016 polls

CEBU City, August 29, 2014—Cebu Archbishop José Palma is confident the Filipino people will counter any plans by the administration to suspend the national elections in 2016. Palma, who formerly headed the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), believes Filipinos highly value their right to vote. “As a democracy-loving people, and as a people [...]

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‘God-loving’ no more? CBCP says it’s ‘unfortunate’

MANILA, August 29, 2014–The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Friday said it is ‘unfortunate’ that the Department of Education (DepEd) removed the “God-loving” phrase from its vision statement. CBCP President Archbishop Socrates Villegas said the Church maintains that the “formation of God-fearing pupils and students is a vision that [...]

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Tagle urges lay participation in ‘Season of Creation’

MANILA, August 28, 2014 — Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Monday has called on the Catholic faithful to be responsible “stewards of creation” by taking part in the annual “Season of Creation” celebration of the Archdiocese of Manila this coming September. In a statement, Tagle urged the faithful to “reinvigorate the much needed [...]

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MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon, August 28, 2014—Amid controversies surrounding the project, a churchman from Bukidnon suggests the money being rolled out for the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program should be redirected to subsidize the education of the Filipino youth instead. Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan believes the P1,500-P2,000 cash “gift” indigent Filipino families receive monthly will [...]

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