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Pope Francis names new Tagum bishop

Pope Francis has appointed a US-based Filipino priest as the new bishop of the Diocese of Tagum in Davao del Norte province.Father Medel Aseo, 63, of the clergy of the same diocese will be the fourth bishop of Tagum, replacing retired Bishop Wilfredo Manlapaz, who just turned 77 years old today.The bishop-elect is currently on mission at the Saint Mary Parish which is under the Greensburg diocese in Pennsylvania, USA since 2017.In the meantime, the pope named Manlapaz as the apostolic administrator sede vacante of the diocese until Aseo takes canonical possession.The new bishop’s appointm

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Death doesn't have the final word, Pope Francis says on Easter

VATICAN CITY, Apr 1, 2018 / 04:25 am ( sand//www.catholicnewsagency.com/ CNA/EWTN News ).- During his Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing, Pope Francis said Jesus' death and resurrection provide hope to a world marred by conflict, proving that modern tragedies such as war and violence won't have the final say.

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The glory of Jesus’ resurrection

Reading 1 ACTS 10:34A, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and saidand You know what has happened all over Judea,beginning in Galilee after the baptismthat John preached,how God anointed Jesus of Nazarethwith the Holy Spirit and power.He went about doing goodand healing all those oppressed by the devil,for God was with him.We are witnesses of all that he didboth in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible,not to all the people, but to us,the witnesses chosen by God in advance,who a

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Happy Easter, Christ is truly risen

Happy Easter to one and all Image result for happy easter 2018 sand//i0.wp.com/technews365.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Happy-Easter-Day-wishes-greetings-images-2018-1024x559.jpg?resize=940%2C513

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CBCP Message for Lent and Easter 2018

My brothers and sisters in the Lord! I am grateful for this opportunity to share with you my Lenten and Easter message, my thoughts and reflections these days. I have to tell you that I have been very much inspired by the Lenten Message of our Holy Father for us this liturgical year.The Season of LentIn the days of the season of Lent, we are supposed to prepare for the glorious celebration of Easter. In the words of Pope Francisand Lent summons us and enables us to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.

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He has been raised

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord -At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Reading 1 GN 1and1—2and2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss,while a mighty wind swept over the waters.Then God said, Let there be light, and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light day, and the darkness he called night.

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Pope to priestsand Show Jesus’ truth by being close to the people

If Jesus and his truth are to become truly present in today’s world, priests must do what Jesus did and be street preachers, going out to encounter and accompany sinners with tenderness and compassion, Pope Francis told the world’s priests.Jesus could have been a scribe or a doctor of the law, but he wanted to be an ‘evangelizer,’ a street preacher, the bearer of good news for his people, the pope said March 29 during the chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. This is God’s great choiceand The Lord chose someone who is close to his people, Pope Francis said.

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You say I am a king

Reading 1 IS 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himCso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manCso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechlessfor those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it.Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like a shoot from the parched earththere was in him no stately bearing to make us look at

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Grow closer to God this Holy Week – CBCP head

The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines encouraged the faithful to make the most of Holy Week so they would grow closer to God as Easter approaches.As the Church comes to the depths of Lent, CBCP President and Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles hopes that the week provides the people more time to meditate on the deeper things of God.

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Fr. Chito calls for healing, reconciliation in Marawi

A Catholic priest who was held hostage for months by militants in southern Philippines urged Filipinos to embrace reconciliation as people displaced by war face an uphill battle towards recovery.Fr. Teresito Chito Soganub said any efforts towards peace and rebuilding Marawi city is destined to fail without sincere commitment.At a press conference in Manila on Friday, he stressed the importance of healing by opening a door to people who experienced the tragic reality of conflict. For me, that is the real response we can do as Christians.

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