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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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Young parish to mark 5th year

MANILA, July 15, 2014—The Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude) de Camba Parish is scheduled to celebrate its fifth parish anniversary on July 20, Sunday. Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle will preside over a High Mass at 9:00 a.m. Camba parishioners will be holding a “Soledad Grand Marian Procession” at [...]

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Fil-Chinese Catholics celebrate 60-year missionary apostolate

BACOLOD City, July 14, 2014 – The Chinese-Filipino community in Bacolod celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Chinese Missionary Apostolate in the Philippines at the Queen of Peace Parish and St. John’s Institute, or “Huaming”, on July 9 to 12, 2014. With the theme “Giving God the glory from roots to fruits”, a triduum of [...]

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Sunday school for ‘religious literate’ kids

QUEZON City, July 13, 2014— Sunday school classes, which aim to teach the faithful about the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith, have met an overwhelming response from the youngest members of the Church — the children. Fr. Joel Saballa of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC), who runs the [...]

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Bishop confirms Caceres PWDs in special celebration

NAGA City, July 11, 2014 – Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona confirmed on June 21 around 60 People with Disabilities (PWDs) during a whole-day affair dubbed the “Day for PWDs (People with Disabilities).” Held at the Mater Salutis Parish Church in Cararayan, Naga City, the Sacrament of Confirmation was just one highlight of the celebration, [...]

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SAN FERNANDO City, Pampanga, July 9, 2014—With intensifying liturgical ministry work in Pampanga, the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission (ALC) of the Archdiocese of San Fernando is set to inaugurate the annual “Archdiocesan Meeting of Lay Liturgical Ministries” (AMLLM), says San Fernando Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto in a circular. The first session is scheduled on July 12, [...]

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Seminary life all about transformation – priest

CACERES, July 5, 2014 – What do priests do before becoming priests? More than just studying, these men of the cloth undergo a period of “transformation” in seminaries, says a priest. “Seminary formation is change,” said Caceres Vicar General Msgr. Rodel Cajot, P.C. in a recent homily to more than 200 seminarians gathered for the [...]

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