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5 online challenges vs ‘culture of life’

BACOLOD, Feb. 23, 2017 – Amid the groundswell of public sentiment against the “culture of death” and as provinces organize prayer rallies to uphold the sanctity of human life, there is a need to champion life everywhere, anywhere – even online. This is the observation of Fr. Ronald Quijano, chairman of the Commission on Family […]

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ILOILO City, Feb. 23, 2017 – Amid issues like extrajudicial killings and the proposed reimposition of the death penalty, movements like CFC- Singles for Christ rally behind the Church hierarchy’s call to counter the culture of death. In an interview with SFC international coordinator, Noli Manuel, he affirmed that initiatives and events that gather the […]

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PALO, Leyte, Feb. 22, 2017 – The cross, found on top of Guinhangdan Hill, more popularly known as “Hill 522”, in this town is facing destruction with the present plans of the Palo municipal government to demolish the large, white cross and replace it with a similar structure worth millions of government funds. Dr. Rolando […]

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TACLOBAN City, Feb. 22, 2017 – Praising mothers, Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du urged on Sunday members of the Archdiocesan Federation of Medalla Milagrosa to go out and rally for the sanctity of life. The Dumaguete-native prelate expounded on a mother’s important role in nurturing life in the wombs for nine months but which, in […]

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If passed, groups to question constitutionality of death penalty

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If passed, groups to question constitutionality of death penalty

MANILA, Feb. 21, 2017— Anti-death penalty advocates aren’t giving up easily if the controversial measure gets passed into law. Rodolfo Diamante, executive secretary of the CBCP Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, on Monday said the Supreme Court will surely be their next battle ground. “We will go to the Supreme Court. We will exhaust all […]

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Old pastoral letter cites ‘death squad’ existence in Davao

MANILA, Feb. 21, 2017— While Malacañang denied there’s such a “death squad” in Davao city, a church document issued more than 15 years ago cited the existence of the group that carried out secret killings of suspected criminals. As early as November 2001, the Archdiocese of Davao wrote a pastoral letter,“Thou Shall Not Kill,” in […]

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Let God work in you, then you can work for Him

ILOILO City, Feb. 19, 2017 – For those who have an image of God as a bearded, heavenly boss counting every good deed we do, a priest had this to say: God isn’t interested in what you “do for Him” as He is interested in what He does in you. “Before we work for Christ, […]

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Cordillera IPs join walk against killings, death penalty

MANILA, Feb. 19, 2017— Indigenous peoples from the Mountain Province and Ifugao province  came down from the mountains to be in solidarity with the thousands of lay people who joined yesterday’s “Walk for Life” in Manila. Some of them wear their traditional garb and performed a traditional dance as they call for an end to extrajudicial […]

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Walk for Life draws thousands in Manila

MANILA, Feb. 18, 2017–Catholics and other Christian groups converged at the nation’s capital for a prayer rally at pre-dawn Saturday. With the nation reeling from widespread drug-related violence, speakers at Walk for Life spoke of the challenges Filipinos are facing. Mrs. Zenaida Capistrano, president of the Council of the Laity of the Philippines, said the […]

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ILOILO City, Feb. 18, 2017 – The 24th CFC – Singles for Christ International Conference (SFC ICON) opened on Feb. 17, Friday, with a message on discipleship that exhorted thousands of singles to not just preach but to reach out to others. “Sometimes we meet people experiencing hopelessness but Pope Francis reminds us to be […]

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SFC shows solidarity with Walk for Life in Manila

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 17, 2017– The world’s biggest gathering of Singles for Christ (SFC) opened on Friday with a Mass in solidarity with the Walk for Life in Manila. More than 5,400 participants from at least 21 countries are currently gathered in Iloilo City for this year’s SFC International Conference. In his homily, Fr. Randy […]

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Killings must end now, says CBCP head

MANILA, Feb. 17, 2017— A ranking Catholic prelate has again asked for an end to drug-related violence in the country that has seen more than 7,600 killed since July. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP President, said summary executions must stop immediately because no civilized country can let such illegal acts to go on unabated. “They (criminals) […]

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Interfaith leaders join Catholics at ‘Walk for Life’

MANILA, Feb. 17, 2017— Faith leaders, including those from Evangelical Churches, are joining Catholics in calling for an end to the  wave of extrajudicial executions in the country.  They will meet on Saturday morning, Feb. 18 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila for the “Walk for Life” organized by a coalition of lay Catholic movements and […]

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Capital punishment: ‘Those without capital get punished’

MANILA, Feb. 17, 2017 – A lay leader from the Diocese of Novaliches says the push to reinstate the death penalty is nothing more but punishment for those who are penniless and is, therefore, anti-poor. “Those who have capital (money) and connections could bail themselves out of punishment, even if guilty. But the poor easily […]

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Special Olympics set for special people

MANILA, Feb. 17, 2017 – A sports competition for persons with special needs is scheduled on March 25 in Kapitolyo in Pasig. According to Fr. Charlton Viray, superior of the Servants of Charity, competitions in the Special Olympics may include basketball (shooting), board games and other indoor games, as well as track and field events […]

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