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It’s Palawan’s turn vs. ‘pork’

PUERTO PRINCESA City, August 14, 2014—Taking its cue from the Diocese of Kalibo, the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa went “all-out” in support of the signature drive for the people’s initiative against pork barrel. “We’re very much all-out. If we had done it against political dynasty, we’re doing it against pork barrel. That’s why I [...]

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Davao to host nat’l liturgy confab

DAVAO City, August 13, 2014—The Archdiocese of Davao will be hosting the 29th National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy (NMDDL) from August 11 to 14. To be held at the MerGrande Ocean Resort, the conference will focus on “The Liturgy for Special Groups” with discussions about Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC), celebrations with children and [...]

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Kalibo diocese all-out vs ‘pork’

KALIBO, Aklan, August 12, 2014—The Diocese of Kalibo in Aklan is all-out in its support of the “People’s Initiative Against Pork Barrel” (PIAP) signature campaign calling for the scrapping of the pork barrel system. “All measures our citizens take, provided these are moral, peaceful and lawful, aimed at curbing corruption and the irresponsible use of [...]

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Manila launches ‘green’ campaign

MANILA, August 10, 2014 — The Ministry of Ecology of the Archdiocese of Manila will be spearheading an ecological campaign from September to October that calls on the Filipino faithful to be more proactive in protecting and preserving the environment for the benefit of generations to come. Bearing the theme “Maging Bayani! Mahalin, Ipagtanggol, at [...]

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Malnutrition in the Paradise of Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, August 7, 2014 — Meet the family of Digol and Judylyn Alberto, members of the tagbanwang puruanun indigenous community in Sitio Buyot, Brgy. Decabobo, Coron, Palawan. They look ordinary, average, yet the specter of malnutrition is constantly at their door. They have been married for five years now and raising four children, [...]

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Antipolo youth: ‘By God’s grace, we’ll be pure!’

ANTIPOLO City, August 7, 2014 – Almost a thousand Antipolo youth vowed to wait for true love and live out the virtue of purity during the Diocesan Live Pure Conference on August 2. Hosted by the Ministry for Youth Affairs in partnership with the Live Pure Movement, the event, which was held at the Assumption [...]

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A question of titles

PARAÑAQUE City, August 7, 2014—What’s in a title? In a public consultation, the rector of Parañaque’s Cathedral Parish of Saint Andrew raised this question to churchgoers Friday, August 1, in response to requests to accurately translate into English their patroness’ original Spanish title “Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso” without losing any nuances in meaning. Traditionally [...]

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Lipa prepares for nat’l Marian pilgrimage

LIPA City, Batangas, August 6, 2014— With the Blessed Virgin’s birthday just a month away, the Archdiocese of Lipa is preparing a host of activities culminating with the 11th National Days of Prayer and Pilgrimage to Lipa on September 12, 2014, Friday. “May I heartily invite all, especially promoters and devotees of Mary, Mediatrix of [...]

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Integrity should start in self – bishop on DAP and PDAF

BACOLOD City, August 1, 2014 – In the midst of the “post-SONA” rush of analyses and commentary, a bishop reminded the faithful that integrity and transparency begins with the self, in one’s own home. “What change is needed in me?” Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra said July 28 in his message during a prayer vigil [...]

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Antipolo youth to host confab on ‘relationship chastity’

RIZAL, July 30, 2014— Focusing on what is a burning issue for so many young people today, the Diocese of Antipolo in partnership with the Live Pure Movement is scheduled to host a “Live Pure Diocesan Conference” that will deal with the relevance of purity today, on August 2. In line with the Catholic Bishops’ [...]

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P’que church outs Marian novena masses sked

PARAÑAQUE City, July 29, 2014— To prepare the faithful for the feast day of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso (Our Lady of Good Events) on August 10, Sunday, the schedule of the feast day novena masses in her honor of is finally out. The Diocese of Parañaque prepared a host of activities for its patroness, [...]

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Borongan seminarians gather for philo confab

BORONGAN City, July 29, 2014 – Seminarians gathered July 25 for the 2nd Philosophical Conference, which was hosted by the Nativity of Our Lady College Seminary (NLCS), Borongan City. Attended by almost a hundred college seminarians from NLCS, the Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary of Maasin and the Sacred Heart Seminary of Palo, the conference [...]

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Bacolod faithful hold SONA prayer vigil

BACOLOD City, July 28, 2014 — As all eyes in the country focus on the Batasang Pambansa Complex to watch President Benigno S. Aquino III deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28, the faithful in the diocese of Bacolod will troop have a prayer vigil on the same day after a [...]

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Confab to explore contraception-corruption ‘link’

ILOILO City — A pro-life conference to be held at the Iloilo Grand Hotel on July 25 – 26 is set to explore the link between contraception and corruption. “A contraceptive mentality is the root to a self-centred mindset that, in turn, foments corruption in society. Contraception leads to greed that leads to corruption,” Jaro [...]

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Cavite’s ‘Queen’ on tour

CAVITE City, July 20, 2014—Cavite’s Queen, the “Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga” is scheduled to tour nine communities across Rizal, Caloocan, Quezon City, and Manila as part of its yearly “Dalaw Soledad” which seeks to promote devotion to the Blessed Virgin of Solitude. Since June when the Dalaw Soledad kicked off, the [...]

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Devotees rush to Carmel after ‘Glenda’ landfall

NAGA City, July 18, 2014 — Devotion is waterproof. This is what seemed apparent when devotees and pilgrims gathered in droves July 16 to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Carmel despite typhoon Glenda making landfall the day before. Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, who celebrated the holy mass on the Lady’s feast day [...]

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