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Mercy, compassion highlighted in St. John Paul II feast

Mercy, compassion highlighted in St. John Paul II feast

BACOLOD City, Oct. 22, 2014 –The Diocese of Bacolod’s first feast day celebration of St. John Paul II, a man of mercy and compassion himself, will highlight these twin values with a feeding program and a Holy Mass today, Oct. 22. In line with the theme of the forthcoming visit of Pope Francis to the [...]

Make nuke plant a tourist spot, bishop suggests

BALANGA, Bataan, Oct. 19, 2014—A Catholic prelate maintains that reopening the Bataan Nuclear Powerplant (BNPP) is not the solution to the problem of a looming energy shortage and its mounting cost, it should instead be converted into a tourist spot. Talking to Church-run Radyo Veritas recently, Balanga Bishop Ruperto C. Santos suggested transforming the mothballed [...]

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1 year after Bohol quake: priest sad much still ‘unbuilt’

TAGBILARAN City, Oct. 17, 2014—With many infrastructures still down a year after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, a Catholic priest laments Bohol has yet to undergo serious rehabilitation works. Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Caritas Manila executive director, who was in the Visayan island-province Wednesday, Oct.15 to express solidarity with survivors of the earthquake, confirmed over Church-run [...]

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Bacolod adopts laity theme for Marian feast

BACOLOD City, Oct. 15, 2014 – This year, the Diocese of Bacolod recognized the Blessed Virgin’s singular example to the laity by having a special celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary on Oct. 12. Themed “Maria Sulundan sang Pilipino nga Laiko”, the observance of the feast was moved to [...]

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P’que to hold youth confab

PARAÑAQUE City, Oct. 14, 2014—A month before the Year of the Laity is over, the Diocese of Parañaque (DOP), heeding the Church’s call in “choosing to be brave”, is scheduled to hold its annual activity for the youth on Oct. 25, Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fr. Di Francia Center of [...]

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Lavarias to be installed as San Fernando archbishop

MANILA, Oct. 13, 2014— The Archdiocese of Pampanga will welcome a new leader. Bishop Florentino Lavarias, 57, will be officially installed as the fourth archbishop of San Fernando in the city’s metropolitan cathedral on Oct. 27. Thousands of faithful are expected to attend the rite, which symbolically starts with the archbishop-elect entering the front door, [...]

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Pope Francis ‘present’ at National Catechetical Month launch

JARO, Iloilo, Oct. 8, 2014 – The launching of the National Catechetical Month in Iloilo came with a twist with the “presence” of Pope Francis. Before the Holy Mass Jaro Archbishop Angelo N. Lagdameo and priest concelebrants posed for a “groupie shot” with “Pope Francis” at the entrance of he National Shrine of Our Lady [...]

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‘We need more, younger catechists’ – bishop

JARO, Iloilo, Oct. 7, 2014 – A new generation of younger catechists is needed, says a bishop during the launching of the National Catechetical Month with the theme “Ikay kag Ako: LAIKO; Ikaw, Kita, KATEKISTA!” in the Archdiocese of Jaro on Oct. 6. “We need more catechists. We need more and younger catechists!” Jaro Archbishop [...]

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Fatima parishes to hold fundraising ‘devotional concert’

MANILA, Oct. 6, 2014—In what is expected to be the grandest “devotional-concert” of the season, parishes under the Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) dedicated to Our Lady of Fátima, are set to bring to the faithful a fund-raising musical extravaganza on on Oct. 23, Thursday, 8 p.m. at the El Shaddai International House of Prayer, Amvel, [...]

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Bacolod hosts 10th Clergy Festival

BACOLOD City, Oct. 3, 2014 — The Diocese of Bacolod hosted the annual Negros – Siquijor Clergy Festival held at the Sacred Heart Seminary Compound, Lizares Ave., Bacolod City on September 2-4. In his opening message, Bacolod Diocese Vicar General, Msgr. Louie Galbines thanked nearly three hundred participating members of the clerfy for their active [...]

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Tagle blesses new seminary building, home for elderly priests in Lipa

MANILA, Oct. 1, 2014— Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle ushered in a welcome change in the Archdiocese of Lipa as the local church dedicated the new seminary building to elderly and sick priests, who also received a new home in the compound. Tagle blessed on Sept. 8 the Annex of the St. Joseph Seniorate [...]

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Bohol to ‘revisit’ 2013 quake

TAGBILARAN City, Bohol, September 27, 2014—One year after that fateful October morning that changed Bohol forever, the Diocese of Tagbilaran intends to commemorate, through artistic presentations and contests, the tragedy wrought by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol and nearby Visayan provinces in 2013. Months after the disaster, Tagbilaran Bishop Leonardo Y. Medroso admitted [...]

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‘Libmanan See’ to mark silver year, patroness set for ‘coronation’

LIBMANAN, Camarines Sur, September 26, 2014—Libmanan Bishop José R. Rojas Jr. invites the faithful to take part in a series of events which will start as early as September 30, Tuesday, in celebration of the silver jubilee of the creation of the See of Libmanan, now Diocese of Libmanan, in Camarines Sur, which will include [...]

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Marian conference set in Davao

DAVAO City, September 26, 2014 — As the Archdiocese of Davao celebrates the Month of the Holy Rosary this October, a Marian conference is set on October 1, together with seminarians, clergy, religious and the laity as participants. With the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sr. Lucia in Fatima as the theme, “My [...]

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200-year old church closed

PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte, September 23, 2014 – The 200-year old church of Saint Anne Parish in Piddig, Ilocos Norte was closed for public worship after it was deemed “unsafe” after liturgical rite presided over by Laoag Bishop Renato P. Mayugba, DD, on September 14, 2014, Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. According to Fr. [...]

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Bishop: Deepen your ‘fiesta experiences’

NAGA City, September 21, 2014 – In a timely message during the feast of the El Divino Rostro, Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona called on the faithful to “deepen” their experiences of God, especially during the special celebration of the archdiocese. “Deepen your experiences this fiesta, your relationship with the Father, through openness,” he said [...]

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