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Exhibit features history of Manila archdiocese

Exhibit features history of Manila archdiocese

MANILA, Sept. 24, 2016— A local exhibit set in one of the most iconic sites in Old Manila offers a glimpse into the history of the Archdiocese of Manila. Opened this week at the archdiocese’s museum, the exhibit is located at the third floor of the Arzobispado de Manila in Intramuros and is open during [...]

118th Calbayog fiesta mag ‘offered to Mary’

MANILA, Sept. 19, 2016 – Occasions like town fiestas unite people into one community. And regardless of distance or being away from home, Calbayognons always find a way to come together annually to celebrate the feast day of Calbayog city’s patroness, which this year enjoyed the “bonus” of a fiesta magazine in honor of Our [...]

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Palo archdiocese invites ‘laborers to God’s vineyard’

TACLOBAN City, Sept. 18, 2016 – “If you hear his voice, harden not your hearts” is a resounding cry for Palo’s seminarians, clergy as well as lay people this month as the archdiocese observes Vocation Month this September. Theology students in the diocese have been initiating fora for lay vocation promoters, going around various communities [...]

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CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR, Sept. 17, 2016 – A resolution declaring St. Teresa of Calcutta an “Adopted Calbayognon and Honorary Samarnon” was approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of this city on Sept. 5, a day after she was canonized in Rome. Sponsored by Councilor Charlito L. Coñejos, the resolution was unanimously seconded by SP members. [...]

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Bulacan seminarians, priests attend Marian ‘mercy pilgrimage’

ALIAGA, Nueva Ecija, Sept 15, 2016 – The community of the Immaculate Conception Major Seminary (ICMAS) of Guiguinto, Bulacan held on Sept. 8 its annual Marian Pilgrimage to the Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Nuestra Señora delas Saleras in this city in celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. ICMAS seminary rector Fr. Emmanuel [...]

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N. Samar church declared Black Nazarene shrine

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Sept. 14, 2016 – A mission center church located in a small barangay on the outskirts of Catarman in this province was solemnly elevated on Sept. 12, Monday, into a Diocesan Shrine of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno in a Mass presided by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. First in the diocese [...]

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BACOLOD, Sept. 12, 2016 – In order to propagate the devotion to the Mother of God, the faithful in this diocese organized an Exhibit of Marian Images that will run until Sept. 24, 2016. Hosted by the San Sebastian Cathedral Parish, the exhibit was inaugurated by Bacolod Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, D.D., at 8:00 a.m. [...]

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Pasig youth asked: How do you live mercy?

  PASIG City, Aug. 31, 2016 – It was the spirit of mercy-themed World Youth Day (WYD) relived, at the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy for the Youth at the Diocesan Youth Day (DYD) on Aug. 27, as young people from the Diocese of Pasig where challenged to live out mercy on a daily [...]

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The ‘little people’ of Samar who met Mother Teresa

CALBAYOG City, SAMAR, Aug. 27, 2016 – With the news of Blessed Mother Teresa’s fast approaching canonization, the people of Calbayog, reveal seemingly mundane yet fascinating details of her trip to the city in 1987. Harold L. Mercurio, who is a university professor at Northwest Samar State University, recalled that many people made the trip [...]

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Pasig to re-echo WYD Krakow

PASIG City, Aug. 26, 2016 – Still fresh from the 31st World Youth Day (WYD) held recently in Kraków, Poland, members of the Pasig Youth Ministry will spearhead its upcoming Diocesan Youth Day (DYD) on Aug. 27 to re-echo at the local level the lessons learned during biggest youth gathering in the world. Already in [...]

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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, [...]

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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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