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Pope names new bishop of Pagadian

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Ronald Lunas as the new bishop of the Diocese of Pagadian in Zamboanga del Sur.Lunas, until now the parish priest of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, will succeed Redemptorist Bishop Emmanuel Cabajar, 76, whose resignation was accepted by the pope.The appointment and retirement were announced Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 noon in Rome (7pm local time).The bishop-elect was born in Bala, Magsaysay, in the Diocese of Digos on Nov. 27, 1966.After his philosophy courses at the St.

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Pope names new bishop of Ilagan

Pope Francis has appointed Nueva Segovia Auxiliary Bishop David William Antonio as the new bishop of Ilagan.The appointment was made public in Rome at 12 noon (7pm Manila time) on Wednesday, Nov.

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Parents urgedand Dress kids as saints not monsters

To highlight the genuine meaning of Halloween as the celebration of all holy men and women, a parish in this city would like to show the public that it’s more fun dressing children as saints rather than as monsters or scary characters.Instead of the usual festival of ghouls, goons, and ghosts, the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in this city will hold a Procession of Saints on Sunday, Oct. 28, as an alternative Halloween celebration.Arevalo parish priest Fr.

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The Lord will remember his covenant forever

Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 GAL 3and7-14 Brothers and sistersandRealize that it is those who have faithwho are children of Abraham.Scripture, which saw in advance that Godwould justify the Gentiles by faith,foretold the good news to Abraham, saying,Through you shall all the nations be blessed.Consequently, those who have faith are blessedalong with Abraham who had faith.For all who depend on works of the law are under a cursefor it is written, Cursed be everyonewho does not persevere in doing all the thingswritten in the book of the law.And that no one is ju

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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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