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Laity, communicators not commentators – priest

ILOILO City, March 21, 2014 – A recent media forum about the role of the laity in media highlighted how lay people should communicate more and not just comment about events. “The laity should be more of communicators rather than commentators; more proposing rather than imposing,” said Rev. Fr. Joenick Territorio, JCD, Director of Jaro [...]

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Bacolod holds ‘Year of the Laity’ lecture series

BACOLOD CITY, March 20, 2014 — The Diocese of Bacolod goes all out with its commitment to learning more about the role of the laity with a special ‘Year of the Laity’ lecture series starting March 20 until October 2014. The lectures will be held every Thursday, at 6:00 p.m. at the St. John Mary [...]

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Sem. Mansalay graduates cum laude

MASBATE, March 19, 2014 — Sem. Jenious Mansalay of the Diocese of Masbate finishes at the top of his class, receiving the distinction cum laude from the Graduate School of Theology of the Holy Rosary Major Seminary. Last March 14, the academe honored 33 new graduates with 18 finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, 3 [...]

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Parish monthly formation talk, initiation to a deeper religious experience

QUEZON City, March 13, 2014—A monthly formation talk, which is part of a parish’s education apostolate that invites people of all ages, can be an initiation for a profound religious experience, said a parish priest on Wednesday.  “The ‘parish formation talk’ serves as a stepping stone,” said Rev. Fr. Dan Lim, OCD, Our Lady of [...]

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Bear witness to Christ, laity urged

NAGA City, March 7, 2014—Nothing can be more effective in evangelization than for people to see that the preacher lives what he or she preaches. Former Ambassador to the Vatican and PPCRV chair Henrietta de Villa said that for the Good News to be well received, it must first be seen in the life of [...]

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Diocesan youth event describes social media as ‘good friend, bad enemy’

SAN PABLO City, March 6, 2014—Sometimes seen as a modern dark angel, social media, or the online world in general, should be acknowledged as something that may be used for both good and bad, a priest-speaker told hundreds of youth at a recent diocesan youth event. “Most of the times, we label media as a [...]

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John Paul II Institute offers anew summer course on marriage, family

BACOLOD City, March 5, 2014—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 third cycle of the Summer Academic Program Masters of Education in Marriage and Family. Held for the first time in the summer of 2012, [...]

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Groundbreaking rites for Laoag College Seminary held

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte, March 4, 2014—Laoag Renato P. Mayugba led the groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of the future building of Mary Cause of our Joy College Seminary (MCJCS) during the Solemn Investiture of the Freshmen last February 1 at the St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. The bishop recounted how he had [...]

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New Filipino cardinal set to visit hometown

LAOAG City, March 3, 2014—“The Favored Son of Sarrat” is how the Diocese of Laoag calls Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, who is set to visit his hometown in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte this March 30, 2014. According to a circular letter issued by Laoag Bishop Renato Mayugba, the Diocese invited Cardinal Quevedo for a special [...]

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Dumaguete protest vs RH law draws thousands

DUMAGUETE City, Feb. 27, 2014—Over 4,000 placard-bearing protesters from over 40 parishes in the Diocese of Dumaguete trooped to Lamberto Macias Sports Center, site of the 2013 Palarong Bansa in Dumaguete City, in a fresh bid to ask the Supreme Court to rule against the Reproductive Health (RH) law also known as Republic Act 10354. [...]

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Bishop’s teleradio program returns after two-month break

NAGA City, Feb. 20, 2014—A popular and well-loved teleradio program in the Archdiocese of Caceres will return to the local screen on first Sunday of March. The program ‘Kumusta po, Bishop?’ hosted by Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona will be shown via PBN TV 5 every Sunday at seven o’clock in the morning, and will [...]

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CWL Cubao diocese grows in number, pushes thrust

QUEZON City, Feb. 16, 2014—The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) in the Diocese of Cubao is drawing more members into its fold as a result of the thrust it pushes, which is gaining the notice of parishioners, CWL Diocesan President Atty. Evelyn R. Cajigal said during the biennial election of officers of the Vicariate of Sto. [...]

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Parish breathes new life into church workers, recruits more

CAINTA, Rizal, Feb. 14, 2014—In an initiative to renew the inspiration of church workers and draw more into their fold to strengthen overall apostolate, the church here convened active church workers and candidates for various ministries during the Parish Renewal Experience (PREX) seminar at Our Lady of Light Parish Formation Center on February 7-9, said [...]

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Local church will counter move to privatize electric coop

SORSOGON City, Feb. 11, 2014—The church here will oppose attempt to put Sorsogon Electric Cooperative II (Soreco II) in the hands of a private power firm in case one will try to deprive member-consumers of their ownership and control, Sorsogon Diocese Media Relation Officer Rev. Fr. Bong Imperial said in a recent interview. People shall [...]

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Church, NGOs want mining firms rehabilitate, decontaminate site

SORSOGON, Feb. 10, 2014—Church people and civic organizations in Sorsogon and Albay are outlining a joint effort to require the foreign mining firms, who excavated a vast and deep open pit in Rapu-Rapu for pollymetallic mining, rehabilitate and decontaminate the area before leaving the country, Sorsogon Diocese Media Relation Officer Rev. Fr. Bong Imperial said. [...]

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Iloilo re-launches archdiocesan newspaper

JARO, Iloilo, Feb. 7, 2014—The Archdiocese of Jaro re-launched its newspaper “Veritas” during the monthly Archdiocesan clergy meeting and recollection. The re-launching was made in the presence of Archbishop Angel Lagdameo and the rest of the clergy gathered at John Paul II Hall in the Archbishop’s Residence on February 3. Msgr. Jose Mari Delgado, PC, [...]

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