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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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Being a ‘Jubilee church’, a great honor, responsibility – priest

ILOILO City, April 14, 2016 – The pastor of the Navalas church sees the formal opening of its Holy Door for the Extraordinary Jubilee as both a “great honor and great responsibility” for his parish. “Being a ‘pilgrimage church’ is a sign and a reminder that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires [...]

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Cardinal Tagle sets new rules for church construction, renovation

  MANILA, April 12, 2016— Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle announced new procedures for any major building or renovation programs with a cost estimate in excess of Php200,000 in the Archdiocese of Manila. In a letter to pastors, school directors, and institutional heads, he revealed the establishment of an engineering department that will assist the archdiocese [...]

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Prelate: Zambales nuns ‘flee’ to fight

CASTILLEJOS, Zambales, April 12, 2016 – Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro C. Bacani has assured the Iba faithful that the decision of the Carmelite nuns of their diocese to move from their old home in Subic to a place farther up the hills of Castillejos does not mean an escape from battle but a plunge directly [...]

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Malolos faithful organize candidates’ forum

MALOLOS City, April 10, 2016 – The Malolos Diocesan Commission on Social Action (CSA) with its Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) on April 9 spearheaded a candidates’ forum for local candidates running at the provincial level. Held at the Immaculate Conception Parish – Cathedral and Minor Basilica from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., KAdalisayang [...]

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QUEZON CITY, April 10, 2016—Sorsogon Bishop Arturo M. Bastes, SVD lead on April 9 the covenant-signing for the Serendipity Fund, a radical anti-poverty measure proposed by the diocese. Attended by religious leaders, local government officials, youth leaders, and members of civil society, the covenant-signing, held at the Annunciation Parish in Bacon, Sorsogon, is the campaign’s [...]

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Nuns find new home atop Zambales hill

CASTILLEJOS, Zambales, Apr. 10, 2016 – The Carmelite nuns of Zambales have finally settled down in their new home on top of a hill in Barangay Looc, Castillejos town. It was “Ascent of Mount Carmel” made physically real as visitors climbed their way up the monastery overlooking the Zambales mountains. “On behalf of my community, [...]

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