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Masses offered for Samar historian’s death anniversary

Masses offered for Samar historian’s death anniversary

MANILA, Aug. 16, 2016 – Twelve years after his death, a priest who contributed significant scholarly work about his second home, Samar, was remembered with Holy Masses yesterday, Aug. 15, to mark his passing 12 years ago. Admirers and friends in Leyte, Manila, and even Rome, Italy had Masses said for Fr. Cantius Kobak, OFM, [...]

New Bacolod bishop overwhelmed by people’s welcome

BACOLOD City, Aug. 16, 2016- In a message after his reception as Bacolod’s new bishop the Bishop Patricio Buzon said he was overwhelmed by the welcome of the people. “Ang inyo pagbaton, tama ka init! From Tanulo Bridge, to the time I entered the parish in Hinigaran and up to the Bacolod Cathedral, your welcome [...]

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Pilgrimage set to promote 400th Marian anniversary

PARAÑAQUE, Aug. 11, 2016 – As the the Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew celebrated the 391st enthronement of Nuestra Senora del Buen Suceso (Our Lady of Good Events) yesterday, a pilgrimage has been scheduled to promote devotion to Our Lady under the said title in preparation for the image’s upcoming 400-year anniversary in 2025. Organized [...]

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Media confab set

NAGA City, Aug. 9, 2016 – A conference on print, radio and social media, organized by the Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) is slated on Aug. 19, Friday, at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary Auditorium. Dubbed “WIRED: A Media Symposium”, the said conference has CBCP Episcopal Commission on Culture Executive Secretary Fr. Norman Peña, Jr., [...]

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Laguna bishop ordains 4 deacons

  SAN PABLO CITY (August 8, 2016)–Laguna Bishop Most Rev. Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD has raised to the order of deacons four candidates during a solemn ceremony at the St. Peter’s College Seminary here on Thursday (August 4) morning on the Memorial of St. John Marie Vianney, the universal patron for all priests . The [...]

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Palo archbishop talks about true transformation at Palo fiesta

PALO, Leyte, August 7, 2016–Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du underscored once more that true transformation happens if God is within the person wanting it. The prelate reiterated this in his homily at the Pontifical Mass the other day on the Feast of Our Lord’s Transfiguration here concelebrated by Naval Bishop Filomeno Bactol, Catarman Bishop Emeritus [...]

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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 [...]

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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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