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German pastoral workers visit Cotabato archdiocese

German pastoral workers visit Cotabato archdiocese

COTABATO City, August 29, 2014 — Eleven lay pastoral workers from Germany visited the Archdiocese of Cotabato from August 18-27, 2014 with the aim of touching base with different Cotabato communities in what has been dubbed the “Regensburg Visit.” The visitors, some of whom are pastoral workers for Miserior and Missio, two of the largest [...]

Ateneo school wins regional Bible quiz

NAGA City, August 29, 2014 – Ateneo de Naga University High School emerged as the top contender during the regional finals of the 5th St. Paul National Bible Quiz on August 10, 2014. Ateneo de Naga University High School is set to compete against other regional Bible champions September 20, 2014 at SMX Mall of [...]

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Peñafrancia Film Fest finalists named

CACERES, August 29, 2014 – Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano announced on August 21 the finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival. The finalists are “Atang” by Paolo Piana; “Harayo, Harani Man” by Arjanmar Rebeta; “Inay” by the Independent Artists; “Kapit” by Antonio Ayen; and “Nawawara” by Jordan de la [...]

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Bishop excited for ‘spiritual-typhoon Francis’

BACOLOD City, August 29, 2014 – With the confirmation of a papal visit to the Philippines next year, Bacolod’s bishop expressed joy and high hopes for the coming of “spiritual-typhoon Francis” to the country. Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra said the coming of Pope Francis, after 20 years since the last papal visit, is an [...]

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Cardinal Quevedo to ordain 2 priests

COTABATO City, August 29, 2014 – Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI prepares to welcome two new priests to the archdiocese of Cotabato after their ordination on September 2, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Cotabato City. “The light has shone in our hearts and we make known the glory of God shining [...]

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‘Family prayer time best preps for papal visit’ – priest

JARO, Iloilo City, August 26, 2014 — The best way Filipinos can prepare for the papal visit next year is to bring back the family prayer time, says a priest. Program Director of the Katesismo sa Kahanginan Apostolate (KSKA) Fr. Elmo Cary Montaño re-echoed the Philippine bishops invitation to “prepare to see the Pope by [...]

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Laguna bishop ordains priest, 4 deacons

SAN PABLO City, August 25, 2014 – Laguna Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD recently ordained a priest and four deacons on Friday raising the number of the Laguna clergy from 124 to 129. The Bishop ordained to the Order of Presbyter r. Bienvenido P. Acuno, Jr, on July 28 during the Solemn Ordination rite and [...]

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Antipolo holds year-long Year of the Laity formation

ANTIPOLO, August 23, 2014 — As a response to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ call for nine-year Era of Evangelization, the Diocese of Antipolo is currently organizing a series of formation seminars, echoing the Year of the Laity (YoL) module, “The Holy Heroes” in different parishes. “I am urging our parish priests to [...]

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Lingayen-Dagupan hosts Social Media 101 confabs

DAGUPAN City, August 23, 2014 — The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan (ALD) hosts back- to-back Social Media 101 seminars in an effort to shed more light on social media’s role in New Evangelization. “We should define social media, rather than it defining us,” Edwin Lopez, international manager of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Asia-Pacific, said during [...]

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Some ‘Yolanda’-damaged churches OK now

MANILA, August 14, 2014— Several parish churches that were severely damaged by typhoon Yolanda last year are now ready to offer services again. “The people were really happy and others became emotional that after some months, their churches were rebuilt again,” Fr. Emerson Luego, Caritas Manila in-charge for Visayas and Mindanao said. According to him, [...]

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It’s Palawan’s turn vs. ‘pork’

PUERTO PRINCESA City, August 14, 2014—Taking its cue from the Diocese of Kalibo, the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa went “all-out” in support of the signature drive for the people’s initiative against pork barrel. “We’re very much all-out. If we had done it against political dynasty, we’re doing it against pork barrel. That’s why I [...]

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Davao to host nat’l liturgy confab

DAVAO City, August 13, 2014—The Archdiocese of Davao will be hosting the 29th National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy (NMDDL) from August 11 to 14. To be held at the MerGrande Ocean Resort, the conference will focus on “The Liturgy for Special Groups” with discussions about Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC), celebrations with children and [...]

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Kalibo diocese all-out vs ‘pork’

KALIBO, Aklan, August 12, 2014—The Diocese of Kalibo in Aklan is all-out in its support of the “People’s Initiative Against Pork Barrel” (PIAP) signature campaign calling for the scrapping of the pork barrel system. “All measures our citizens take, provided these are moral, peaceful and lawful, aimed at curbing corruption and the irresponsible use of [...]

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Manila launches ‘green’ campaign

MANILA, August 10, 2014 — The Ministry of Ecology of the Archdiocese of Manila will be spearheading an ecological campaign from September to October that calls on the Filipino faithful to be more proactive in protecting and preserving the environment for the benefit of generations to come. Bearing the theme “Maging Bayani! Mahalin, Ipagtanggol, at [...]

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Malnutrition in the Paradise of Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, August 7, 2014 — Meet the family of Digol and Judylyn Alberto, members of the tagbanwang puruanun indigenous community in Sitio Buyot, Brgy. Decabobo, Coron, Palawan. They look ordinary, average, yet the specter of malnutrition is constantly at their door. They have been married for five years now and raising four children, [...]

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Antipolo youth: ‘By God’s grace, we’ll be pure!’

ANTIPOLO City, August 7, 2014 – Almost a thousand Antipolo youth vowed to wait for true love and live out the virtue of purity during the Diocesan Live Pure Conference on August 2. Hosted by the Ministry for Youth Affairs in partnership with the Live Pure Movement, the event, which was held at the Assumption [...]

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