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Bulacan seminary library inaugurated

Bulacan seminary library inaugurated

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, July 29, 2016 – Last July 17, Sunday, the Immaculate Conception Major Seminary community rejoiced at the fulfillment of a long-aspired dream – the inauguration of its new, state-of-the-art library. Malolos Bishop Jose F. Oliveros, D.D., together with the Malolos Bishop Emeritus Cirilo R. Almario, Jr., D.D., founder of the major seminary, headed [...]

Iloilo vicariate to hold local WYD event

JARO, Iloilo City, July 28, 2016 – A vicariate in this diocese will hold a special event as their own simple way of uniting with Pope Francis and with the hundreds of thousands of young people now gathered in Krakow, Poland, for the 31st World Youth Day (WYD). The Vicariate of St. Peter, of the [...]

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Aranzazu coronation decree arrives from Rome

SAN MATEO, Rizal, July 14, 2016 – Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu (DSPSNDA) rector and parish priest Fr. Lawrence Paz on July 7 personally met Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes DD at his residence to personally received the official documents sent by Rome granting the canonical coronation of the image of the [...]

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Bicol schools prepare for 2021′s ‘new spirit’

NAGA City, July 13, 2016 – With the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines’ theme for its 75th year “Towards 2021: New Spirit, New Fervour at 75”, Southern Tagalog’s Catholic schools gear up in the same direction, anticipating as well the 500th year of the coming of Christianity to the Philippines in 2021. “What does [...]

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18 families feted in Baguio parish’s Festival of Families

BAGUIO City, July 6, 2016— In line with the ongoing national search for the Outstanding Families 2016 of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, a parish here held its first “Festival of Families” last July 2. At least 18 families from the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish’s more than 40 basic ecclesial communities were chosen [...]

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Pope approves PH’s Aranzazu coronation

SAN MATEO, Rizal, July 5, 2016 – The Holy Father has finally approved the petition for the canonical coronation of the image of the Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu, which is venerated in its diocesan shrine and parish in this municipality. The diocesan shrine rector and parish priest Fr. Lawrence C. Paz made the announcement after [...]

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Historian priest’s 86th birth anniversary marked

CALBAYOG CITY, July 3, 2016 – The Christ the King College (CKC), the oldest Catholic school in Samar-Leyte region located in the City of Calbayog, commemorated the 86th birth anniversary of Fr. Cantius J. Kobak, OFM, the “Historian of Samar.” Local historians, writers, scholars, researchers, teachers, CKC students, and Kobak’s former students from various parts [...]

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Zambales town folk welcome Lopez appointment to DENR

MANILA, June 25, 2016— Residents of Zambales affected by mining operations expressed support of incoming Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’s position against large-scale mining and coal-fired power plants. In a statement on Friday, Dr. Benito Molino of the Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS), lamented the “ill effects” to their communities of the four mining companies [...]

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Cebu archdiocese erects new parish

CEBU City, June 24, 2016— Hundreds of Catholics celebrated the erection of a new parish in the Archdiocese of Cebu. The Church, located in the village of Colawin in Argao town, is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop Jose Palma administered the rites for the canonical erection of the parish and the installation of Fr. [...]

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Archdiocese to host forum on Pope’s document on family

NAGA City, June 22, 2016— Pope Francis’ new document on family will be the subject of a three-day seminar that will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Caceres in Naga City next week. Among the expected participants of the event that will be held at the Basilica Hall from June 29 to 31 are the [...]

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Iloilo’s poorest offered free technical training

JARO, Iloilo City, June 12, 2016– The poorest among the poor in this Archdiocese are now offered an opportunity to receive technical training for free. The Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Center (JASAC) announced the offering of a program known as the Alternative Learning System (ALS). The program, which offers vocational courses for welders, electricians, and [...]

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Fire destroys church rectory in Camarines Sur

MANILA, May 31, 2016— A huge fire destroyed the rectory of Sts. Philip and James Parish in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur last week. Several fire crews and volunteers responded to the blaze just after 5 p.m. last Wednesday, May 25. Fire out was declared at around 8 p.m. Faulty electrical wiring is being blamed for the [...]

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Bishop gives 10 ‘happy priest’ tips

JARO, Iloilo City, May 30, 2016 – On the joyful occasion in which new priests were welcomed into this local Church, the Archbishop took the opportunity to give some practical advice for a happy priesthood. “What are the 10 habits of a happy priest? After 52 years in the priesthood, I advise 10 habits.” asked [...]

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School offers 1st music degree course in Region 8

CALBAYOG City, Samar, May 25, 2016 –Christ the King College (CKC), the oldest Catholic school in Samar and Leyte, launches its newest course offering for this incoming school year, the Bachelor of Music in Music Education, the first of its kind in the region. Established in 1905, CKC is a Franciscan educational institution administered by [...]

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Iloilo parish gets serious about caring for families

ILOILO City, May 25, 2016 – In response to the CBCP’s declaration of 2016 as the Year of the Eucharist and the Family, a parish in this city came out with an initiative to remind the faithful about the value of the family and their Christian responsibilities through a formation track on caring for families. [...]

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Pope appoints new Bacolod bishop

MANILA, May 24, 2016 – With the resignation of Msgr. Vincente M. Navarra as shepherd of the Diocese of Bacolod, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, the new bishop of the diocese, transferring him from the diocese of Kabankalan. Presently a member of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on [...]

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