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Seek the ‘Good Shepherd’ in the Year of the Sheep – priest

Seek the ‘Good Shepherd’ in the Year of the Sheep – priest

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 27, 2015 – As the Chinese-Filipinos welcome the Year of the Sheep, a Catholic-school president encouraged the faithful to learn from Pope Francis’ contemplation of the image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, on how to reach out to others like shepherds to sheep. On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, Fr. [...]

‘Don’t fear to choose Jesus’ – prelate to youth

NAGA CITY, Feb. 20, 2015 — “Do not get tired of living out your faith, of helping the poor.” This was the message of Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona to the many young people he called the “hope of the country and of the Church” at the annual Way of the Cross observed during Ash [...]

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Catarman Diocese marks Ruby jubilee with focus on poor

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Feb. 19, 2015 -– No amount of devastation wrought by typhoons Ruby and Seniang and other calamities that lashed Northern Samar could stop the faithful from joining the local church in celebrating the Ruby anniversary of the Diocese of Catarman. The 40th anniversary of the diocese heralds the theme “40 Katuig nga [...]

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Town’s ‘first priest’ celebrates thanksgiving Mass

MANILA, Feb. 14, 2015 – Feb.1 was no ordinary day for the faithful of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Trento, Agusan del Sur. It was the day of the most-awaited thanksgiving Mass of their first “homegrown priest”, Fr. Ritchell Salinas, SVD, who was recently ordained in Germany. “Everybody was excited! The feeling of joy [...]

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Every Christian is a missionary, prelate says

CACERES, Feb. 12, 2015 — To believe in Jesus is to be sent on mission. This is what Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona said during the 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic celebration to mark St. Peter Baptist’s feast on Feb. 8 at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. According to the prelate, “every Christian is a missionary.” He said [...]

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Davao seminary rector elected Diocesan Clergy of Mindanao head

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 11, 2015—The rector of Davao’s St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary of Mindanao was recently elected president of the Diocesan Clergy of Mindanao (DCM). Msgr. Abel Apigo, a priest from the Archdiocese of Davao was elected as the new head of the DCM during their recently concluded 39th convention hosted by the [...]

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‘Eucharist is a light that never disappears’ – prelate

PALO, Leyte, Feb. 11, 2015 -– “Life anchored in the Eucharist gives light, gives guidance and gives affection to everybody.” This is how Palo Archbishop John Du said in his homily during recent a Eucharistic celebration at the Cathedral of Our Lord of Transfiguration on the occasion of the ongoing visit of the pilgrim image [...]

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Mindanao priests gather in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 9, 2015 — Some 750 diocesan priests from 21 dioceses in Mindanao are converging on Davao City for the 39th Diocesan Clergy of Mindanao (DCM) Convention, which runs from Feb. 9 to 11. With the theme: “DCM: Reflecting on our Ministry of Mercy and Compassion to the Poor,” the convention will culminate [...]

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Valenzuela faithful remembers ‘Unborn’

VALENZUELA City, Feb. 9, 2015—To celebrate Pro-Life Month this February, the Parish of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima remembered the millions of aborted babies recently in a simple but solemn ceremony in which parishioners and pilgrims offered prayers, lit candles, and released white balloons for the repose of souls of the innocent [...]

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PALO, Leyte, Feb. 7, 2015 — A major reshuffling in clerical duties, an administrative procedure that was stalled by super typhoon Yolanda and later on by the visit of Pope Francis to the Archdiocese of Palo, has finally come to fruition. Fr. Chris Arthur Militante, the newly appointed coordinator for Commission on Social Communications and [...]

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Jaro chooses Mary as ‘model of love for poor’

JARO, Iloilo, Feb. 6, 2015 — Who else can show us how to be poor and love the poor but Mary? This is precisely how Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo explained the role of the Blessed Virgin in the recent Year of the Poor celebration of the “Jaro Fiesta” on Feb. 2. For the poor, with [...]

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Caceres outs ‘Year of the Poor’ media plans

NAGA CITY, Feb. 5, 2015 — In a general meeting held at the Basilica Hall on Jan. 30, the Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) conducted a planning workshop to set plans for realizing the renewed mission of the Church, especially in the light of the Year of the Poor. Heeding the call of Pope Francis [...]

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‘Year of the Poor’ themed Night Market set

TAGUM City, Feb. 2, 2015 — A Segunada Mana Night Market for a cause, why not? The Diocese of Tagum will be setting up a sale of new and pre-loved items from Feb. 19 to 20 at the Social Action Center, Diocese of Tagum as part of the activities lined up for the Mindanao celebration [...]

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Tagum to hold Alay Kapwa-Year of the Poor Fun Run

MANILA, Jan. 30, 2015 — The Diocese of Tagum will mark the Mindanao celebration of the 40th Alay Kapwa (AK) anniversary and the launching of the Year of the Poor on Feb. 19 to 21 with a series of events to be held at the Social Action Center, Diocese of Tagum, including a Fun Run [...]

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Lay speaker talks about teachers’ ‘vocation’

NAGA City, Jan. 29, 2015 – Before the “Pope Francis fever”, there was joy and zeal emanating from an educational encounter when an inspirational speaker reminded more than 700 Catholic educators about their calling to transform young people into better versions of themselves. According to Bro. Roberto “Obet” Cabrillas, who gave the keynote address for [...]

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Caceres to celebrate patron’s feast

NAGA CITY, Jan. 28, 2015 – A Pontifical Mass to celebrate the life and work of St. Peter Baptist, a Franciscan missionary assigned to the Philippines in the late 15th century, is slated on Feb. 8, 4:00 p.m. at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. “Let us strengthen our devotion to St. Peter Baptist who, with his [...]

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