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Borongan diocese outs new CD

BORONGAN City, Eastern Samar, September 20, 2014—Fr. Neil Gavan Tenefrancia, who chairs the Committee on Liturgical Music of the Diocese of Borongan, shares with the Waray faithful 15 new liturgical songs he composed collected in a CD titled “Misa Yubileyo: Mga Kanta Ha Santos Nga Misa”.   These songs are: Jubilate Deo, Kyrie (Ginoo, Malooy [...]

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Tagle to lead ‘walk for climate’

MANILA, September 18, 2014— The Archdiocese of Manila is bringing its fight against the climate change to the street. No other than Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will lead the “Walk for Climate” to bring attention to climate change after the 6:30 a.m. holy mass at the Manila Cathedral on Friday, Sept. 19. According to Peachy [...]

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RCAM holds ‘youth month’

MANILA, September 17, 2014—This September, the Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM)’s Archdiocesan Commission on Youth (ACY) invites young people to take part in a series of youth-oriented activities it has prepared in celebration of the Archdiocesan Youth Month 2014 (AYMO). Themed “Brave Saints and Heroes: We Are”, this important annual event which officially kicked off on [...]

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Lipa prelate ‘thankful’ over successful Marian event

LIPA City, Batangas, September 16, 2014—Lipa Archbishop Ramón C. Argüelles expressed his gratitude to the participants of the recently concluded “11th National Days of Prayer and Pilgrimage” held in Lipa City and nearby Batangas towns from September 7 to12. “The Blessed Mother is certainly happy with those who celebrated Her birthday and the Feast of [...]

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25 new chapels to rise in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA, September 12, 2014—The Catholic Church’s social service arm Caritas Manila spearheads the construction of 25 new multipurpose chapels in parts of Samar and Leyte where typhoon Yolanda unleashed her ferocity, killing thousands of people and wrecking whole towns and villages. Caritas Manila director Fr. Anton Pascual shares each chapel, which measures a minimum of [...]

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‘We all came from women, love them’ – prelate

DAGUPAN City, Pangasinan, September 11, 2014 – Respect and love all women. This was the timely message Archbishop Socrates Villegas gave 1,600 young people of Lingayen – Dagupan during the annual Marian Vigil from September 7 – 8, this year held at the Most Holy Rosary Parish. “All of us came from women. Because all [...]

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Pangasinan youth honor Mary with songfest

DAGUPAN City, Pangasinan, September 9, 2014 – The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan (ALD) Youth Ministry celebrated the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary by serenading her with songs as part of a song-writing contest titled “Sulat Awit para kay Ina on September 7 – 8. Some 1,600 people gathered at the Most Holy Rosary Parish in [...]

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Bishop Gainza Trade Fair to open

MANILA, September 6, 2014 — With 78 exhibitors, the 5th Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair (BFGTF) themed “Sa Maka-Dios na Sosyedad, may Ekonomiyang nag-uuswag” will open on September 11, Thursday along the Elias Angeles Street, Naga City. “We make it a point to bring something new as we hold each year the BFGTF,” BFGTF Chairman [...]

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German pastoral workers visit Cotabato archdiocese

COTABATO City, August 29, 2014 — Eleven lay pastoral workers from Germany visited the Archdiocese of Cotabato from August 18-27, 2014 with the aim of touching base with different Cotabato communities in what has been dubbed the “Regensburg Visit.” The visitors, some of whom are pastoral workers for Miserior and Missio, two of the largest [...]

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Ateneo school wins regional Bible quiz

NAGA City, August 29, 2014 – Ateneo de Naga University High School emerged as the top contender during the regional finals of the 5th St. Paul National Bible Quiz on August 10, 2014. Ateneo de Naga University High School is set to compete against other regional Bible champions September 20, 2014 at SMX Mall of [...]

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Peñafrancia Film Fest finalists named

CACERES, August 29, 2014 – Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano announced on August 21 the finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival. The finalists are “Atang” by Paolo Piana; “Harayo, Harani Man” by Arjanmar Rebeta; “Inay” by the Independent Artists; “Kapit” by Antonio Ayen; and “Nawawara” by Jordan de la [...]

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Bishop excited for ‘spiritual-typhoon Francis’

BACOLOD City, August 29, 2014 – With the confirmation of a papal visit to the Philippines next year, Bacolod’s bishop expressed joy and high hopes for the coming of “spiritual-typhoon Francis” to the country. Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra said the coming of Pope Francis, after 20 years since the last papal visit, is an [...]

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Cardinal Quevedo to ordain 2 priests

COTABATO City, August 29, 2014 – Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI prepares to welcome two new priests to the archdiocese of Cotabato after their ordination on September 2, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Cotabato City. “The light has shone in our hearts and we make known the glory of God shining [...]

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‘Family prayer time best preps for papal visit’ – priest

JARO, Iloilo City, August 26, 2014 — The best way Filipinos can prepare for the papal visit next year is to bring back the family prayer time, says a priest. Program Director of the Katesismo sa Kahanginan Apostolate (KSKA) Fr. Elmo Cary Montaño re-echoed the Philippine bishops invitation to “prepare to see the Pope by [...]

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Laguna bishop ordains priest, 4 deacons

SAN PABLO City, August 25, 2014 – Laguna Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD recently ordained a priest and four deacons on Friday raising the number of the Laguna clergy from 124 to 129. The Bishop ordained to the Order of Presbyter r. Bienvenido P. Acuno, Jr, on July 28 during the Solemn Ordination rite and [...]

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Antipolo holds year-long Year of the Laity formation

ANTIPOLO, August 23, 2014 — As a response to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ call for nine-year Era of Evangelization, the Diocese of Antipolo is currently organizing a series of formation seminars, echoing the Year of the Laity (YoL) module, “The Holy Heroes” in different parishes. “I am urging our parish priests to [...]

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