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All set for ‘Walk for Life’ in Manila

MANILA, Feb. 16, 2017— A sea of white will descend on Manila’s Quirino Grandstand to demand an end to extrajudicial killings and to oppose the revival of the death penalty. Organizers said the simple gathering on Feb. 18 will have people walking around the grandstand to “fill the streets with prayers”. “We call on our […]

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More areas to adopt V-Day candy-giving

MANILA, Feb. 16, 2017 – The annual candy-condom face-off won’t be limited to just the Dangwa flower market by next year as more areas vow to replicate the pro-life initiative in their parishes and areas. “The replication of candy-giving, it’s a good ripple effect to bring back the real essence of Valentine’s day,” said LoveLife […]

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CFC to lawmakers: As servants, be the first to protect life

MANILA, Feb. 16, 2017— A Catholic family-oriented group called on legislators to use their power to protect human life and oppose the revival of the death penalty. The Couples for Christ, a global Catholic lay ecclesial movement, reminded lawmakers what should really matter them: common good. “Our legislators are where they are because they have […]

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Church urges vigilance vs death penalty bill

MANILA, Feb. 15, 2017— As the Lower House sets the death penalty vote to next month, a prison ministry official encouraged advocates against the measure to be vigilant. Rodolfo Diamante, executive secretary of the bishops’ Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, said there’s more reason to believe that the House leadership is determined to push the […]

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Cardinal Tagle’s talk in Krakow rekindles WYD 2016 flame

MANILA, Feb. 15, 2017– World Youth Day (WYD) veterans and others young at heart revisited the message and spirit of WYD 2016 when Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gave a talk at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow, Poland, on Feb. 11. The Cardinal’s talk was part of the continuing WYD-themed retreats held in Krakow, “Fire […]

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Duterte urged to eradicate ‘jueteng’

MANILA, Feb. 15, 2017 — The multi-million illegal gambling racket called “jueteng” should not be legalized but rather, be completely eliminated, a Catholic prelate said. Anti-gambling crusader Archbishop Oscar Cruz said the negative ethical and sociological impact of legalized gambling outweighs its advantages. “Eliminate jueteng, please? It’s a game of chance!” said Cruz, founder of […]

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Cubao diocese mobilizes for ‘Walk for Life’

MANILA, Feb. 14, 2017– Bishop Honest Ongtioco of Cubao has urged his flock to stand together and rally against extrajudicial killings and the death penalty. In a video message, he urged the diocese’s different parishes, schools, religious congregations and organizations to “come out” and join the “Walk for Life” at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila […]

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Caritas Manila accepting donations for Surigao quake victims

MANILA, Feb. 13, 2017— Caritas Manila has launched an appeal to help victims of the earthquake in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte and other areas in Mindanao. The social action arm of the Manila archdiocese said that more food aid and temporary shelter are needed for those left homeless. “Their most immediate needs include clean […]

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TACLOBAN City, Feb. 13, 2017 – In the light of Education Secretary Leonor Briones’ objection to the distribution of condoms to highschool students, church-based organization continuously oppose the Department of Health (DOH)’s distribution of free condoms because of three reasons that show why it is not the solution to HIV and teen pregnancies. Engr. Albert […]

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PASIG City, Feb. 13, 2017 – The “kilig level” in social media skyrocketed over the week when a national fast-food chain released a series of video ads timed for Valentine’s Day, leading a university professor and human resource specialist to stress that more than “kilig” or romantic thrill, true love is about fidelity and sacrifice. […]

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Priest: Families need to pray together

  DOñA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD, Bulacan, Feb. 13, 2017 – During a Mass in honor of this town’s patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes, a priest called on families to go back to the habit of praying together. Msgr. Pablo Legaspi Jr., P.C., Chancellor of the Diocese of Malolos emphasized the importance of praying the rosary and […]

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Surigao diocese asks for prayers after quake

MANILA, Feb. 11, 2017—  The Diocese of Surigao expressed its sympathy to the victims of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked the city on Friday night and claimed at least six lives. Fr. Bob Puracan, diocesan chancellor of Surigao, said they are concerned about the disaster, and expressed condolences over the loss of lives and […]

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MANILA, Feb. 11, 2017— Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila next week to speak out against extrajudicial killings and the moves to revive the death penalty in the country. The march is being organized by the Council of the Laity of the Philippines, an organization focused on uplifting lay […]

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MANILA, Feb. 11, 2017— Sending erring cops to Mindanao is an ‘insult’ to the region and its people, a Catholic bishop said.  Bishop Jose Cabantan of Malaybalay said Mindanao should be turned into dumping place where rogue policemen are reassigned for atonement.  “We are insulted if we deserve the unruly service of these people,” Cabantan told […]

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Feb. 10, 2017– A new bishop for Catholics in Palawan  has been ordained and installed at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral here on Friday. More than 2,000 bishops, priests, religious men and women and lay people attended the ordination and installation of now Bishop Socrates Mesiona. In his homily, CBCP President Socrates Villegas […]

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Here’s the perfect V-Day. Volunteer for candy-giving with a twist

MANILA, Feb. 9, 2017 – Single on Valentine’s day? Fret not, you can still make the day of hearts meaningful by volunteering to be part of Filipinos for Life (F4L)’s candy-giving project on Feb. 14 at the Dangwa flower market in Sampaloc in this city. A tradition organized by Prolife Philippines, YouthPinoy, LoveLife Philippines, and […]

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