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Iloilo students at ‘Caravan for Life’ call for love not violence

Iloilo students at ‘Caravan for Life’ call for love not violence

JARO, Iloilo City, Feb. 28, 2017 – “As children of God, our mission is to be persons for and with others; this means love and compassion, not violence and vengeance, truth and honesty, not lies and decadence!” These were the words Chelsea Lagon, an Ateneo de Iloilo student, gave in her speech at the Jaro […]

Laity told: Talk to lawmakers about death penalty

TACLOBAN City, Feb. 28, 2017 – As the country continues to be polarized by national issues, a local priest deemed it necessary for the laity to be “conscienticized and to be pro-active rather than reactive”, particularly by approaching their lawmakers to let them know their anti-death penalty sentiments. Fr. Erby Davy Lajara, parish priest of […]

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Parishes mourn death of oldest priest

TACLOBAN City, Feb. 27, 2017 – Palo Diocese’s oldest priest passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 92, leaving wonderful memories among clerics here. Parishes, mourning his death, included his eternal rest in Mass intentions such as at the Sto. Niño Parish in this city. Msgr. Adan Apostol, who hailed from the distant […]

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Friday is ‘free wedding’ day at this parish

OCAMPO, Camarines Sur, Feb. 24, 2017 – A parish in Old Moriones, Ocampo holds a regular wedding schedule for those who wish to have their union blessed as a sacrament even if they are strapped for cash. Parish priest Fr. Emmanuel Mojica thought of doing this so simple folks can avail of the Sacrament of […]

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Priest: Families need to pray together

  DOñA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD, Bulacan, Feb. 13, 2017 – During a Mass in honor of this town’s patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes, a priest called on families to go back to the habit of praying together. Msgr. Pablo Legaspi Jr., P.C., Chancellor of the Diocese of Malolos emphasized the importance of praying the rosary and […]

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When Church, academe, and drug users become friends

DAVAO City, Feb. 7, 2017 —Theirs was an offer of friendship, an invitation to get to know each other better, and to help one another in their shared desire to curb the drug menace. Instead of condemning them for being drug users, the local church of Davao and a state university here have offered hands […]

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Jaro faithful reminded: ‘We are Christianized through Mary’

JARO, Iloilo City, Feb. 4, 2017 – As thousands of pilgrims flocked to this district to honor Our Lady of Candles on Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, a high-ranking archdiocesan official invited the faithful to appreciate even more Mary’s role in the formation of Filipinos as a Christian people. “As Filipinos, […]

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Marikina parish to help out-of-school youth get jobs

MANILA, Feb. 1, 2017 – The Immaculate Concepcion parish in Marikina will launch a program to help out-of-school youth land jobs, said Fr. Dari Dioquino, assistant parish priest. The program will try to assist some 5, 000 out-of-school youth under the parish find employment, he said. According to the priest, many kinds of job await […]

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Priest: Lectio Divina sessions not for gossip

TACLOBAN City, Jan. 23, 2017 – A priest in the Archdiocese of Palo reminds the faithful that the regular Lectio Divina prayer and sharing sessions are not an avenue to talk about the life of other people. The young Fr. Fritz Francis Del Pilar, a priest for about two years now, said that if the […]

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Int’l pilgrims visit ‘places of mercy’ in Bulacan

MARILAO, Bulacan, Jan. 19, 2017— Hundreds of foreign delegates of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM4) visited “places of mercy” in the Diocese of Bulacan on Thursday as part of their pilgrimage in the country. More than 600 delegates from 40 countries visited about 15 charitable institutions where they were shown the corporal […]

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Bishop exhorts faithful to ‘cope’ with priest’s death

MANILA, Dec. 22, 2016 – With an entire diocese still reeling from the shock of Fr. Jose Eliseo Buenviaje’s sudden demise on Dec. 13 from a heart attack, Novaliches Bishop Antonio R. Tobias, DD encouraged the faithful to take the time to cope with the pastor’s passing. “I know many of us in the diocese […]

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Faithful mourn priest’s sudden death

MANILA, Dec. 21, 2016 – A text message notifying the public about the death of Fr. Jose Eliseo Buenviaje, 42, of the Diocese of Novaliches, on Dec. 13, 2016 at around 4:00 p.m., sent ripples of shock and grief among the faithful. The priest, who suffered cardiac arrest immediately after a visit to the bank, […]

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Child rights advocates eye Manila program

MANILA, Dec. 21, 2016 – The Salvatorian Pastoral Care for Children (SPCC) has set its sights on expanding its children and women rights advocacy in Manila by next year. “The Salvatorian Pastoral Care for Children is a parish-based child protection program,” said Sr. Eloisa Holdiem (SDS), SPC program director for the National Capital Region. “This […]

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Cubao diocese inaugurates new multimedia studio

MANILA, Dec. 14, 2016— Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao inaugurated a new media center of the diocese during a special ceremony held on Dec. 12 “This audio and video production studio is for evangelization,” Fr. Steve Zabala, media director of the diocese, told Manila archdiocese-run Radio Veritas on Tuesday. Zabala also stressed the need for […]

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Seminary’s 1st rector marks 50 years as priest

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, Dec. 13, 2016 – Monsignor Fernando Garcia Gutierrez, H.P. celebrated on Dec. 9 his golden presbyteral anniversary at the Immaculate Conception Seminary Gymnasium inside the seminary complex in Guiguinto, Bulacan. Almost 70 priests, groups of Gutierrez’ closest friends, students, colleagues, and seminarians were present at the event, which was marked by a 10:00 […]

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Church to Catholic schools: Help drug users

DAVAO City, Dec. 13, 2016 — The local church of Davao has tapped the network of Catholic schools in Davao Region to join the fight against drug use. In a meeting with the Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), a network of schools, Archbishop of Davao Romulo G. Valles asked the heads of different schools […]

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