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‘Courage comes from Jesus’ – prelate to seminarians

‘Courage comes from Jesus’ – prelate to seminarians

NAGA City, March 27, 2015 – As if to prod them on, a prelate’s graduation message to some 24 seminarians was about the true source of courage – God. “What gives us courage to move forward is this: we are enveloped in the love of God,” said Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona during the 25th [...]

Prelate: ‘Walking with the Church’ is about sacramental life

NAGA City, March 27, 2015 – A downpour did not stop hundreds of Penitential Walk participants from “walking with the Church”, which Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona stressed is all about making the sacraments the center of one’s life. According to the Carmelite prelate, journeying or “walking” with the Church means being involved in its [...]

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Pampanga Catholic uni opens ‘Pope-inspired’ formation center

ANGELES City, March 25, 2015—Holy Angel University (HAU), the premier Catholic school of higher learning in Central Luzon, has a new building dedicated to the spiritual formation of its students inspired by Pope St. John Paul II’s vision of Catholic universities. Named after former HAU President, the Sr. Josefina G. Nepomuceno (SJN) Formation Center was [...]

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Priest to laity: ‘Make Lenten reflection a family event’

TACLOBAN, City, March 22, 2015 — With the rise of common place technology, which takes a toll on quality family time, a priest promotes making Lenten reflection for this Holy Week as family event, making the season both spiritually uplifting and socially fulfilling for everyone. Fr. Gwen Lovelino Padagdag, media coordinator of the Sto. Niño [...]

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Jaro slates summer program for more, well-prepared catechists

JARO, Iloilo, March 21, 2015 — Responding to Pope Francis’ call to the Filipino people to be missionaries of faith, the Archdiocese of Jaro is offering anew a summer formation program to provide the Church with more and well-prepared catechists. The Jaro Archdiocesan Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ACCCE) has announced the opening of [...]

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MANILA, March 21, 2015—In time for the forthcoming Holy Week, the Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM)’s Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission (ALC) announces the launch of a liturgical photo book inspired no less by Manila Archbishop Emeritus Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales and the late Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco on Monday, March 23, at the Chapel of the Arzobispado [...]

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LEGAZPI City, March 19, 2015 -– The city council has filed a resolution forcing the city engineer to explain why the National Building Code is not properly being implemented in this city. The decision to file the motion came after City Engineer Orlando Rebato failed to attend a Committee Inquiry on the issue this week [...]

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Institute offers anew summer program on marriage, family

BACOLOD, March 18, 2015 – The Pope John Paul II National Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Bacolod, Centro Associato of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome, is offering its fourth cycle of the Summer Academic Program, Masters of Education in Marriage and Family. Held for the first time in the [...]

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‘Sto. Niño rediscovery’ celebration to help in Cebu church restoration

CEBÚ City, March 17, 2015—Organizers of the 450th anniversary of the finding of the much-beloved Santo Niño image of Cebu express hope that the forthcoming celebration scheduled on April 28 will help bring in the funds needed to restore the centuries-old church which houses it to its former glory. Damaged church In an interview over [...]

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Bring back Church’s ‘lost’ – priest to faithful

PALO, Leyte, March 16, 2015 – “Who among you pray for the conversion of the Church? What do you do to those who drop out of the church? Who will invite them back?”  Fr. Wilson Chu, the oeconomus of the Archdiocese of Palo and co-pastor of the urban Sto. Niño Parish in Tacloban City, hurled [...]

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Int’l Eucharistic Congress 2016 ‘icon’ visits Caceres

NAGA City, March 15, 2015 — In preparation for the upcoming International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) slated in Cebu City on Jan. 24 to 31 2016, the pilgrim symbol of the 51st global gathering visited the Archdiocese of Caceres from March 7 to 10, before it proceeded with its nationwide pilgrimage. For IEC Over-all Chairman and [...]

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‘Better life for youth, better future for PH’ – youth commissioner

JARO, Iloilo, March 15, 2015 – A recent media forum about the youth and the media in the light of the CBCP’s Year of the Poor highlighted the close link between young people’s realities now and how these will affect the future. “If you give the youth a better life now, you will give the [...]

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Caceres to celebrate St. Teresa of Avila’s 500th birthday

NAGA City, March 12, 2015 — In a circular dated March 4, Carmelite prelate and Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona announces the schedule of activities for the celebration of the 5th birth centenary of the first Woman Doctor of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila. Penitential Walk The week-long celebration begins with a Penitential Walk [...]

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TUGUEGARAO City, Cagayan, March 10, 2015—A priest from the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao has alerted the faithful on the natural calamities that might strike Cagayan anytime soon should illegal mining operations in the province continue, urging them to push for the end of these activities before it’s too late. In an interview over Church-run Radyo Veritas, [...]

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Davao ‘happy’ to receive Fatima pilgrim image

DAVAO City, March 9, 2015 — Davaoeños are all too happy to receive the pilgrim image of the Our Lady of Fatima, which visited Davao City and Digos City as part of its Philippine tour this year. “I am happy to see the Blessed Mother here in Davao. I prayed to her that she will [...]

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Bacolod diocese honors ‘Team Patay/Team Buhay’ lawyers

BACOLOD, March 8, 2015 — The diocese of Bacolod honored on March 8 the lawyers who served as the legal team of Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra to the Supreme Court concerning the Team Patay/Team Buhay tarp issue of 2013. Navarra conferred the St. Thomas More Diocesan Award during the 10 a.m. Mass at the [...]

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