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Parish funds schooling of poor students

GUBAT, Sorsogon, Jan. 26, 2015 – One of the three parishes in this third most populous town in the province is helping indigent families send their children to school. St. Anthony de Padua parish, through its sponsors, will help at least one child from each family obtain a college education, or take up vocational courses, [...]

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Dinagyang feast ‘Year of the Poor’-inspired

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 26, 2015 – In line with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) declaration of 2015 as the “Year of the Poor”, thousands of devotees that flocked to Iloilo City on the occasion of the ‘Dinagyang’, were reminded about the role of the Sto. Niño in helping everyone live true poverty. [...]

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‘Hubo’ Mass held in Cebu

CEBU City, Jan. 24, 2015 — The “Hubo” Mass is about “undressing”, yes, but one of a more sacred kind. The Hubo Mass is the annual tradition of changing the vestments of the image of the Sto. Niño which happens after the feast of the Holy Child in the Archdiocese of Cebu and which this [...]

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Davao launches new guidelines for BECs

DAVAO City, Jan. 6, 2015 —The 65th founding anniversary of the Archdiocese of Davao featured launching of the new Norms and Guidelines on the Gagmay’ng Kristohanong Katilingban (GKK) or Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC). Archbishop of Davao Romulo G. Valles led the ceremonial turn-over of the document containing the norms and guidelines to the parish priests [...]

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Malasiqui youth ministry marks 25 years

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan, Jan. 1, 2015 — The Saint Ildephonse Parish Youth Ministry (SIPYM), one of the most active in the Archdiocese of Lingayen – Dagupan, concluded their year-long Silver Anniversary celebration, with a Grand Silver Kalakbay Reunion on Dec. 29, 2014 at the Parish Hall of St. Ildephonse Parish, Malasiqui, Pangasinan. During her testimonial, former [...]

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Antipolo youth end 2014, learn to be ‘poor in spirit’

CAINTA, RIZAL, Jan. 1, 2015 –Hundreds of youth from the Diocese of Antipolo ended the year with a blast at the Our Lady of Light Parish, reflecting on the 16th Diocesan Youth Day theme “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” and sub-theme “Mercy and Compassion.” “Learn this poverty [...]

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Church pushes info drive on Bicol geothermal project

BULUSAN, Sorsogon, Dec. 29, 2014 – The local Church is all out in pushing for an information campaign that aims to educate the public on the impact of a geothermal plant proposed by the government to be constructed within the Bulusan Volcano Natural Park (BVNP), the province’s last forest reserve. The townsfolk should be aware of [...]

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Tacloban’s Sto. Niño Church rededicated

TACLOBAN City, Dec. 26, 2014 — A year and a month after it was severely damaged by the devastating super typhoon Yolanda, the city’s iconic Sto. Niño Church was blessed and rededicated in a concelebrated Mass on Dec. 24 presided over by Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du, DD. Prominent church The Sto. Niño Church, which [...]

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Cebu welcomes 14 new deacons

CEBU City, Dec. 18, 2014 — Archbishop Jose S. Palma, the hea of the Archdiocese of Cebu, the country’s largest archdiocese, ordained 14 seminarians to the order of Sacred Deacons on Dec. 10 at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral with thousands of the faithful in attendance. Palma reminded the faithful of God that the gathering is [...]

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‘Belen exhibit’ open to public

MANILA, Dec. 18, 2014—Want to see different kinds of “belen” this Christmas season? Dozens of them are currently on display at the 3rd floor of the Museo ng Arkidiyosesis ng Maynila in 121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila. Dubbed “Halina sa Sabsaban,” the exhibit forms part of the private collection of Fr. Genaro O. Diwa of [...]

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Caceres releases liturgical guidelines for Aguinaldo Masses

CACERES, Dec. 17, 2016 – To properly guide the faithful’s observance of a beloved Filipino Catholic tradition, Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona released a circular addressed to the clergy, religious and lay faithful regarding the “Liturgical Guidelines for Aguinaldo Masses”. “The Misa de Aguinaldo must be observed in the Archdiocese because it is a great [...]

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WYD veterans stress confession for papal visit

MANILA, Dec. 17, 2014 — In a gathering held to prepare young people for the papal visit to the Philippines in January 2015, delegates to past World Youth Day (WYD) highlighted Pope Francis’ view that “the Church should be more like a ‘field hospital after battle’ with bishops serving as true pastors and priests spending [...]

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Despite ‘Ruby’ mother pushes through with First Communion

CEBU, Dec. 15, 2014 — In an event described by Archbishop Jose S. Palma, Archbishop of Cebu, as “coming of the Lord in a special way,” a mother of 7 children had her First Communion in Cebu together with two of her kids on the second Sunday of Advent despite the strong winds and rain [...]

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Faithful told to discover ‘meaning of Mary’

NAGA City, Dec. 12, 2014 — With two Marian feasts celebrated recently, a prelate encouraged the faithful to learn more about the Blessed Virgin’s character, calling it something to celebrate. In his homily, Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona the shared his reflections on the “meaning of the Virgin Mary in [one's] spiritual life”. According to [...]

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LEYTE, Dec. 10, 2014 — Although partly hit by violent typhoon Ruby over the weekend, the Archdiocese of Palo did not waste time to reach out to the nearest suffragan diocese of Calbayog to provide relief goods in towns in need of help, that is Villareal and Talalora, which were accessible unlike the town of [...]

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Davao forum explains Bangsamoro law

DAVAO City, Dec. 9, 2014 — To give the members of the Ecclesiastical sub-region of Davao, Digos, Tagum and Mati (DADITAMA) a concrete idea about the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the Archdiocese of Davao hosted a forum at the University of Immaculate Conception Bajada Auditorium on Nov. 27. The forum gathered representatives from the Office of [...]

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