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Archbishop leads 10k marchers vs. coal plants

BATANGAS City, May 5, 2016— Led by Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles., around 10,000 Filipinos from various Church groups, concerned citizens, and civil society organizations marched here today to call for a moratorium on new coal plants in the country, With only five days to go before the elections, the demonstrators demanded that the next administration [...]

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Bacolod diocesan taskforce preps for polls

BACOLOD, May 3, 2016 – The taskforce formed by the Church in Bacolod in view of the national and local elections is getting ready for the May 9 polls in this diocese. Fr. Ernie Larida, Director of Bacolod’s Diocesan Social Action Center (DSAC), disclosed that the recently-formed Diocesan Task Force Eleksyon 2016 was organized to [...]

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St. Anne’s parish to mark 25 years as nat’l shrine

HAGONOY, Bulacan, May 1, 2016 – The town of Hagonoy is proud to be home to the Parish Church of St. Anne, which will celebrate a quarter of a century as a national shrine. Promulgated in 1991 decision by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, the shrine will mark 25 years as a national [...]

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Hagonoy nat’l shrine marks feast

HAGONOY, Bulacan, May 1, 2016 – The National Shrine and Parish of St. Anne in Hagonoy, Bulacan celebrated the town’s thanksgiving feast, known as Pistang Pasasalamat ng Bayan, with a procession of the town’s patron saints as well as a Holy Mass. Fr. Joselito R. Martin, current rector of San Carlos Seminary and a Hagonoy [...]

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‘Yolanda’-damaged church to become St. Anthony shrine

TABON-TABON, Leyte, April 27, 2016 – Once completely devastated by super typoon Yolanda, the now reconstructed and bigger St. Anthony de Padua Parish will be serving as an archdiocesan shrine in the future. “We will make [the parish] a shrine of St. Anthony de Padua for the whole archdiocese where we can do pilgrimage, especially [...]

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Alaminos to install new bishop next week

MANILA, April 27, 2016— A new bishop will be installed in the Diocese of Alaminos in Pangasinan next week. Bishop Ricardo Baccay will be the third bishop of the diocese, a post which had been vacant since early 2014 when Marlo Peralta became Archbishop of Nueva Segovia in Ilocos Sur. Thousands of bishops, priests, the [...]

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Educators’ training aims to foster Marian devotion

BACOLOD, April 26, 2016 – In the hope of nurturing a renewal of Marian devotion among Catholic educators in the country, a newly-established Catholic professional organization had Mariology as the main topic for its latest updating program for religion teachers held in this city from April 18 to 23. “It is our hope that the [...]

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N. Ecija town to present ‘People’s Agenda’ to candidates

JAEN, Nueva Ecija, April 26, 2016 – After a landmark stakeholders’ meeting on April 22 to discuss the town’s most pressing concerns, citizens of this “election hotspot” will be presenting what they believe to be top issues candidates running in the May 9 elections should prioritize. The People’s Agenda will be presented to the Jaen’s [...]

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Volunteers study voting system ahead of polls

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, April 24, 2016 – The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of the Diocese of Malolos under the Commission on Social Action (CSA) held on April 23 its general orientation in preparation for the upcoming elections on May 9, orienting volunteers on the entire voting process . Explaining seven categories for PPCRV [...]

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MARILAO, Bulacan, April 24, 2016 – The Diocese of Malolos’ Commission on Social Action launched on April 22 Green Guitars, a concert in celebration of Earth Day 2016. Held at SM City Marilao Open Parking, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., the concert featured Ebe Dancel of the former Sugarfree band and Filipino rock band Sponge [...]

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Parañaque holds ‘Year of Mercy’ vigil, pilgrimage

PARAÑAQUE City, April 23, 2016- In celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mary Queen of Apostles Parish (MQAP) in the Diocese of Parañaque conducted from April 22 to 23 an overnight vigil and pilgrimage to the Cathedral parish of St. Andrew, one of the diocese’ designated jubilee churches. “This a very extraordinary event [...]

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New deacons told to fight for environment

KORONADAL, South Cotabato, April 22, 2016—A prelate known for his active stance on the protection of the environmenturged newly-ordained deacons to also advocate for the same cause for the people of the diocese. Bishop of Marbel Dinualdo Gutierrez told three new deacons to become not only preachers of the Word but also servants of justice, [...]

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Davao holds fun run for malnourished kids

DAVAO City, April 21, 2016–Inspired by Pope Francis’ call to bring the Church to the marginalized, the Archdiocese of Davao has organized a fun run on April 24, 4:30 a.m. at the Victoria Plaza car park along Bajada, Davao City, for the benefit of malnourished children in the city. Dubbed “Para sa Iyo ang Takbo [...]

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Manila archdiocese urged to use lead-free paints

MANILA, April 20, 2016 –  A waste and toxic watchdog group asked Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to require the use of lead-free paints for church-related construction and renovation projects in the Archdiocese of Manila. Through a letter sent this week, the EcoWaste Coalition requested the archdiocese to adopt a “lead-safe paint procurement policy” to protect [...]

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Jaro catechists’ summer program highlights mercy, Eucharist, family

JARO, Iloilo City, April 19, 2016 — In response to Pope Francis’ call for a dynamic Church with joyful evangelizers, the annual summer formation program for catechists in this archdiocese is designed to highlight the Jubilee of Mercy and the CBCP’s Year of the Eucharist and the Family. The Archdiocese of Jaro, through the Archdiocesan [...]

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Tagle creates Manila’s new ministry on environment, disaster response

MANILA, April 18, 2016 – Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle has recently set up a new ministry under the archdiocese that will tackle environmental issues and disaster preparedness and response. “Considering the need to create a more responsive ministry that deals with disaster preparedness and response as well as the care and protection [...]

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