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Confab to explore contraception-corruption ‘link’

Confab to explore contraception-corruption ‘link’

ILOILO City — A pro-life conference to be held at the Iloilo Grand Hotel on July 25 – 26 is set to explore the link between contraception and corruption. “A contraceptive mentality is the root to a self-centred mindset that, in turn, foments corruption in society. Contraception leads to greed that leads to corruption,” Jaro [...]

Cavite’s ‘Queen’ on tour

CAVITE City, July 20, 2014—Cavite’s Queen, the “Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga” is scheduled to tour nine communities across Rizal, Caloocan, Quezon City, and Manila as part of its yearly “Dalaw Soledad” which seeks to promote devotion to the Blessed Virgin of Solitude. Since June when the Dalaw Soledad kicked off, the [...]

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Devotees rush to Carmel after ‘Glenda’ landfall

NAGA City, July 18, 2014 — Devotion is waterproof. This is what seemed apparent when devotees and pilgrims gathered in droves July 16 to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Carmel despite typhoon Glenda making landfall the day before. Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, who celebrated the holy mass on the Lady’s feast day [...]

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Young parish to mark 5th year

MANILA, July 15, 2014—The Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude) de Camba Parish is scheduled to celebrate its fifth parish anniversary on July 20, Sunday. Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle will preside over a High Mass at 9:00 a.m. Camba parishioners will be holding a “Soledad Grand Marian Procession” at [...]

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Fil-Chinese Catholics celebrate 60-year missionary apostolate

BACOLOD City, July 14, 2014 – The Chinese-Filipino community in Bacolod celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Chinese Missionary Apostolate in the Philippines at the Queen of Peace Parish and St. John’s Institute, or “Huaming”, on July 9 to 12, 2014. With the theme “Giving God the glory from roots to fruits”, a triduum of [...]

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Sunday school for ‘religious literate’ kids

QUEZON City, July 13, 2014— Sunday school classes, which aim to teach the faithful about the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith, have met an overwhelming response from the youngest members of the Church — the children. Fr. Joel Saballa of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC), who runs the [...]

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Bishop confirms Caceres PWDs in special celebration

NAGA City, July 11, 2014 – Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona confirmed on June 21 around 60 People with Disabilities (PWDs) during a whole-day affair dubbed the “Day for PWDs (People with Disabilities).” Held at the Mater Salutis Parish Church in Cararayan, Naga City, the Sacrament of Confirmation was just one highlight of the celebration, [...]

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SAN FERNANDO City, Pampanga, July 9, 2014—With intensifying liturgical ministry work in Pampanga, the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission (ALC) of the Archdiocese of San Fernando is set to inaugurate the annual “Archdiocesan Meeting of Lay Liturgical Ministries” (AMLLM), says San Fernando Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto in a circular. The first session is scheduled on July 12, [...]

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Seminary life all about transformation – priest

CACERES, July 5, 2014 – What do priests do before becoming priests? More than just studying, these men of the cloth undergo a period of “transformation” in seminaries, says a priest. “Seminary formation is change,” said Caceres Vicar General Msgr. Rodel Cajot, P.C. in a recent homily to more than 200 seminarians gathered for the [...]

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Caceres seminary classes start, ‘major’ changes announced

CACERES, June 30, 2014 — For the formal opening of the academic school year for Caceres seminaries, more than 200 seminarians gathered for the mass of the Holy Spirit last June 9, Monday, where some ‘major’ changes in seminary life were announced. During the Eucharistic celebration, Caceres Vicar General Msgr. Rodel Cajot, P.C. gave everyone [...]

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Jaro organizes lay formation program

JARO, Iloilo City, June 22, 2014 — Heeding Pope Francis’ call to fill the Church’s need for “spirit-filled evangelizers” and of the Year of the Laity’s challenge “Choose to be Brave”, the Jaro Archdiocesan Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ACCCE) organized a special formation program for lay people from June 14 to 15. Magna [...]

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‘City of Mary Mediatrix’ to rise in Guimaras

BACOLOD City, June 22, 2014 — In honor of Mary’s title Mediatrix of All Grace, groundbreaking ceremonies for the proposed City of Mary Mediatrix were held on May 31, 2014 in Barangay Alaguisoc, Jordan, Guimaras. According to Marinel Magalona, President of the Movement and Apostolate for the Marian Age (MAMA), the proposed shrine will be [...]

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Novena marathon to mark Baclaran feast

Parañaque City, June 17, 2014—With just a few weeks ahead of its patroness’ feast day, Baclaran Church prepares for the important annual occasion through a series of daily novena masses with different guest priests presiding each day. While customarily the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help holds novena masses only on Wednesdays, this [...]

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Valenzuela church celebrates 38 years as shrine

VALENZUELA City, June 15, 2014—While the country recently marked its 116th year of independence with the usual raising of flags from Batanes to Jolo, a church in Valenzuela had an extra reason to party: its 38th anniversary as a national shrine. “The most important decree of recognition to the devotion to Our Lady of Fátima [...]

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Bacolod holds Bible workshop

BACOLOD, City, June 15, 2014 — The Bacolod Diocesan Commission on Biblical Apostolate (DCBA) conducted a week-long “Pastoral–Biblical Workshop” for lay people on May 26 – 31 in Manresa, Bacolod. The week-long workshop focused on Verbum Domini as presented by Fr. Rene Gaylon, MAT, and the Pentateuch, which was discussed by Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB, [...]

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Malolos cathedral school burns down

MALOLOS City, Bulacan, June 13, 2014 —A raging fire burned beyond recognition large portions of Malolos cathedral’s Immaculate Conception School for Boys (ICSB) in Barangay Santo Rosario Friday at past 3 a.m., but the centuries-old church itself is safely intact.  In an interview over radio station DZMM, Malolos Cathedral’s Monsignor Pablo Legaspi shared that the old school building [...]

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