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Free online conference for Catholic mothers set

MANILA, Feb. 27, 2015–Being a mother is one of the most challenging roles a woman could ever face in life. In this tough calling, where does God dwell and what role does He play in the lives of mothers? This is the question that “Catholic Conference 4 Moms” (CC4M), a free online conference that will [...]

Pro-life solons file bill vs RH, ‘ideological colonization’

QUEZON City, Feb. 25, 2015–Following Pope Francis’ fight against “ideological colonization,” a group of lawmakers who have taken up the cause of life, filed House Bill 5373 in a bid to repeal Republic Act 10354, or “The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012″ (RH Law), and to “address positively the problem of severe [...]

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What are health workers’ rights under the RH Law?

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 17, 2015 – On the occasion of ‘Pro-life month’ and with the scenario of the full implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) law this year, a civic group is urging Filipinos to uphold their rights in relation to Republic Act No. 10354. Atty. Lina Layson of Citizens for Life said: “Many may [...]

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Seeking truth and justice pursuing peace

CBCP statement on the ongoing Mamasapano investigation Congress has commenced its inquiry into that sad episode of our recent history — the slaughter of 44 gallant men of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police. We note that the two chambers of the Legislature have opted to conduct separate investigations when a joint [...]

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The ‘mission’ of Eucharistic adoration

MANDALUYONG CITY, Feb. 15, 2015 – In a world of constant noise, the sight of young people kneeling down in silent worship of Jesus in the Eucharist is short of miraculous. This is exactly what happened when hundreds of youth gathered for the Grand Eucharistic Adoration (GEA) 2015 at the Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) [...]

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How to know if you really love someone

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Feb. 13, 2015 –- Is love just a feeling of butterflies in the stomach when you see your special someone? To find out what this mysterious thing is Palawan’s bishop decided to discuss first what love is not. According to Palawan Bishop Pedro D. Arigo, there is a thin line between [...]

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Popular Catholic show saying goodbye soon?

MANILA, Feb. 13, 2015—It all started with a dream. Realizing the lack of a strong Catholic presence on national television, Lourdes Carredo took it upon herself the difficult but noble task of founding the Children of Light Media as her humble way of satisfying the need of Catholic Filipinos for Catholic TV shows. For a [...]

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Keeping Love Real on V-Day: ‘The sweet way’

QUEZON City, Feb. 9, 2015—With the Feast of St. Valentine of Rome just a few days away, a group of young Filipinos has renewed its commitment to recapture the essence of what was originally a Catholic event in a candy-giving/chastity drive which seeks to promote the beauty of true love, especially among the youth. “As [...]

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MANILA, Feb. 7, 2015—Almost a month after Pope Francis’ record-shattering visit to the country, many Filipinos are still in cloud nine, not getting enough of their split-second close encounter with the Petrine kind. Mainstream media notwithstanding, the Holy Father’s Philippine trip had more to it than the cute responsorial psalmist at the Cathedral and his [...]

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The Public Information Office of the Supreme Court yesterday announced the Court’s Resolution on the government’s Motion for Reconsideration of the judgment rendered adverse to DAP. While it does seem like the Court has maintained its initial characterization of transfer of funds from one branch of government to another, some are disturbed by the fact [...]

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There are calls for the resignation of the President in the wake of the outrage and grief over the sad fate of the “Fallen 44″, the gallant SAF uniformed men who lost their lives at Mamasapano. Some members of the Philippine Catholic hierarchy have echoed this call. For the present time, the Catholic Bishops Conference [...]

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The CBCP President on the doubts about the Automated Elections

SPEAKING on their own authority as shepherds of the people entrusted to their pastoral care, some of my brother bishops have expressed their serious concern over deals that COMELEC appears to be poised to enter into in respect to the automation and digitization of the forthcoming elections. Bishops individually and collectively have been apprised of [...]

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The CBCP mourns with the families of the gallant policemen

WITH profound sorrow but with faith in the Resurrection, the CBCP mourns with the families of the gallant policemen, victims of an utterly senseless act of violence in Mindanao, already weary from battle and conflict. Let the grieving families find comfort in the Lord’s promise that none who have been given him will be lost. [...]

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Back to school: Teacher turns catechist

BARCELONA, Sorsogon, Jan. 25, 2015 – A teacher,who retired in 2013 at the age of 61, returned to the same school where she taught for over three decades, this time as a catechist. In the same year she retired after 39 years in classroom, Josefina F. Embile went back to Barcelona National Comprehensive High School [...]

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Was the Church Silent Under the Arroyo Administration?

A Response to the Welcome Address of President Noynoy Aquino By Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR IN his welcome address to Pope Francis in Malacañang a week ago (Jan. 16, 2015), President Benigno Aquino III paid tribute to courage of the clergy during Martial Law and for vividly living up to the vision of “the [...]

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It is responsible parenthood!  Not about rabbits!

THE Pope NEVER made the rather unseemly remark that Catholics breed like rabbits. Everyone is encouraged to read both on print and on social media the transcript of the Papal interview aboard Philippine Airlines that flew the Holy Father back to Rome. What the Pope DID SAY was that some Catholics mistakenly believe that to [...]

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