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Retired Tandag Bishop Amantillo dies at 83

Retired Redemptorist Bishop Ireneo Amantillo of Tandag died Oct. 11. He was 83 and had been suffering from prostate cancer.The prelate passed away at 8:25 am at the Redemptorist House in Cebu City.Amantillo was the first bishop of Tandag in Surigao del Sur and shepherded the diocese for 23 years.The Diocese of Tandag is mourning the death of the bishop who championed the rights of the poor, the organization and education of the Lumads, and integrity of the environment.

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Filipino bishop of Mongolia dies

Filipino Bishop Wenceslao Padilla, Mongolia’s first and only prelate who oversaw the growth of the Catholic Church through the nation’s tumultuous period, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25. He was 68.The bishop from the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary succumbed to heart attack in Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar.

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New Bayombong bishop installed

Knee-deep flood did not stop the installation of the new shepherd of the Diocese of Bayombong in Nueva Vizcaya province.Bishop Jose Elmer Mangalinao was formally installed as the third head of the diocese during a solemn ceremony in the Saint Dominic Cathedral in Bayombong City on July 25.Mangalinao replaced retired Bishop Ramon Villena who retired in 2016 after serving the diocese for 30 years.Present at the ceremony were a number of bishops led by Papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, who served as the installing prelate, the religious, and government officials.In his homily, Archbisho

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Bishops slam looming deportation of Sr. Fox

Catholic bishops have criticized the government’s order to deport Australian missionary Sr. Patricia Fox.Bishop Arturo Bastes of Sorsogon said the order only confirmed the suspicion that the government is systematically harassing people who criticize their policies. This is a very sad development, this is really bad. I am ashamed of the government, Bastes said.The bishop said the Duterte administration considers the nun a threat because of her defence of the rights poor and the marginalized Filipinos.

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From bartender to priestand ‘God is very insistent!’

How do you go from being a bartender who has not attended Mass for 15 years to becoming a priest?For Fr. Juan de Cáceres, the answer is that God was persistent in pursing his heart and revealing his call.Today, Fr. Juan is a priest of the Diocese of Santander in Spain. But he had been away from the sacraments for 15 years when he had a conversion that allowed him to hear God’s call in his life.After finishing his undergraduate studies, Juan enrolled in law school.

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New Marbel bishop ordained, installed

KORONADAL CITY - Bishop Cerilo Casicas, DD has been installed as the 4th bishop of the Dioece of Marbel here this afternoon. He is now the shepherd of the Diocese of Marbel, His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, OMI, DD said after Bishop Casicas had been installed and sits in his Cathedra (chair of bishop in the cathedral).The Episcopal Ordination and Canonical Taking-Possession of his excellency the most reverend Cerilo U. Casicas D.D.

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New Marbel bishop to be ordained, installed today

KORONADAL CITY -- Fr. Cerilo Casicas will be ordained as bishop and to be installed by the Catholic Church as head of Diocese of Marbel in ceremonies to be held at Christ the King Cathedral here this afternoon.His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, OMI,DD, archbishop of Cotabato and Papal Nuncio to the PhilippinesArchbishop Gabriele Caccia, are the officiating prelates.The two-part ceremonies, ordination as bishop of Casicas and his installation as head of Marbel diocese,will start t 4:30 p.m.

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What really causes child abuse? Doctor explains

BAGUIO CITY - While child abuse is universally condemned, not many are familiar with the real roots of child abuse, said a doctor at tHE 5th Joint National Annual Family Media Advocacy – Doctors for Life Conference held in this city. We should be looking into the root causes…Preventive measures are always better than treatment options, to stop the vicious cycle, said Dr.

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Bishop dares Malacañangand Name ‘destabilizers’ from Church

A Catholic bishop has challenged Malacañang to identify church leaders, whom they are accusing of working with communist rebels to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo dared Presidential spokesman Harry Roque to prove his claim that certain Catholic leaders are conniving with the insurgents to destabilize the government. He should name names. (Otherwise) He is just spreading rumors. That is not responsible reporting.

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Despite his tirade vs. Catholics, bishops ask faithful to pray for Duterte

KORONADAL CITY – Retired Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez of the Diocese of Marbel has appealed to the public to pray for President Rodrigo Duterte so he will be enlightened in the face of his remarks about God.

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