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‘Be angry but do not sin’ – prelate to faithful

‘Be angry but do not sin’ – prelate to faithful

TACLOBAN City, July 3, 2015 – It is possible to get angry and not sin. This was what Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du told the faithful during the pontifical concelebrated Mass on the feast day of Señor Sto. Niño de Tacloban on June 30. Speaking in the vernacular, the prelate stressed, “Kasina, pero ayaw pakasala.” [...]

Pandacan parish welcomes ‘new’ pastor

MANILA, July 1, 2015—The faithful of Pandacan came in full force as they welcomed their former deacon—this time as their new chief pastor—on Tuesday, June 30, following the recent reshuffling of parochial assignments in the Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM). Coming full circle In his first homily as parish priest of the famous Santo Niño de [...]

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‘Be just, kind as you work’ – priest to faithful

TACLOBAN City, June 30, 2015 -– “All the work that we have [is] sacred, and it is our way of giving service to God and giving service to our people, if we do justice and love in our daily work.” These are the words of Fr. Gwen Lovelino Padagdag, media coordinator of the Sto. Niño [...]

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Taclobanons gear up for Sto. Niño fiesta with ‘Balyuan’

TACLOBAN City, June 28, 2015 – Taclobanons celebrated the Balyuan rites on June 20 to kick off the religious activities leading to the fiesta celebration in honor of the city’s heavenly patron, the Señor Sto. Niño. The Balyuan or the annual re-enactment of the exchange of the images of the Sto. Niño venerated in St. [...]

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Manila Archdiocese to welcome IEC pilgrim symbol

MANILA, June 25, 2015 –  Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle has called on Catholics in San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Makati, and Manila proper to take part in welcoming the “Pilgrim Symbol” of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress which is scheduled to make the rounds of his archdiocese (RCAM) from July 2 to 6, [...]

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KIDAPAWAN, June 24, 2015 -The Social Action Director of the Kidapawan Diocese, Fr. Rogelio Nim or Fr. Jake passed away after suffering a heart attack at around mid-night last Sunday. “Fr. Jake was supposed to join our Training Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture and Social Enterprise in Butuan this week starting Monday, together with his staff and community [...]

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‘Help one another’ – bishop to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

SALCEDO, Eastern Samar, June 23, 2015 – With the work of rebuilding continuing two years after super typhoon Yolanda, a bishop calls on survivors to lend each other a helping hand. “We ought to help one another recover for everyone to be dignified human beings,” said Borongan Bishop Crispin Varquez in his homily during the [...]

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‘Learn to live in poverty’ – prelate to seminarians

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, June 19, 2015 — “Learn to live in poverty.” This is what Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros, DD told seminarians of the Immaculate Conception Seminary (ICS) in Guiguinto, Bulacan during a celebration of the Holy Eucharist in honor of the Holy Spirit to commence the start of the ICS formation year on June 15. [...]

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Lone minor seminary in Samar marks 50 years

MANILA, June 18, 2015 – The Seminario de Jesus Nazareno, of the Diocese of Borongan, the only minor seminary in the island of Samar, celebrated its Golden Jubilee on June 16, 2015 with the theme “Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor” (Luke 2:52). The Apostolic nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe [...]

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Baclaran’s fiesta novena starts today

PARAÑAQUE City, June 18, 2015—Perpetual Help devotees, read on. A series of nine-day “Misa Novenario” (Novena Masses) is set to kick off today, Thursday, June 18, at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Parañaque City, running until June 26, Friday, to prepare the faithful spiritually for the feast of Our [...]

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Malate Church to host event welcoming Pope’s ‘eco encyclical’

MANILA, June 17, 2015—The Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM)’s Ministry on Ecology calls on the Filipino faithful to the join the rest of the Catholic world in welcoming the release of the much-awaited papal encyclical on the environment, “Laudato si” [Praised be], on Thursday, June 18, in an event to be held at the Malate Church [...]

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50 Bicol priests to undergo magnesium therapy training‏

MANILA, June 17, 2015 – Fifty priests in Bicol will undergo magnesium therapy training organized by Daet Bishop Gilbert A. Garcera at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 26. The priests will attend a two-hour lecture on the basics about the mineral, said Mary Jean Netario-Cruz, said to be the country’s leading magnesium advocate. Netario-Cruz, [...]

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Caritas lauds deferment of ‘eviction’ in Tacloban

MANILA, June 16, 2015— The church’s social action arm is elated over the deferment of a supposed plan to evict Yolanda survivors who are still living in Tacloban City’s danger zones. Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of Caritas Philippines, said it is a welcome development that there will be no relocation until permanent shelters are [...]

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New bishop asks prayers for Quezon post

MANILA, June 15, 2015— The country’s new Catholic bishop has asked for prayers as he prepares to take on his new role. Bishop-elect Victor Ocampo said he was “afraid” of the size of the task of overseeing a diocese but he sees the appointment as grace and honor. “Like what Pope Francis said after his [...]

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Bulacan seminary entrusts school year to Mary

STA. MARIA, Bulacan, June 15, 2015 — The Immaculate Conception Major Seminary (ICMAS) in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Diocese of Malolos conducted a pilgrimage at the La Purissima Concepcion Parish in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on June 13, commending the seminary’s coming school year to the Blessed Virgin through a prayer of consecration. Marking the beginning of the [...]

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Pray, do your part – ‘Running priest’ to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

TACLOBAN City, June 14, 2015 -– “It is not enough that whenever problems come, we will pray to God to eliminate the problem,” Fr. Robert Reyes, also known as the “Running Priest” urged Yolanda survivors, adding that action on their part is also needed. “Let us not [test] God. God helps those who help themselves,” [...]

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