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Caritas PH aims to strengthen justice and peace advocacy

MANILA - Caritas Philippines’ new pointman for its programs and advocacies sees the need to further strengthen the organization’s justice and peace campaign.

Its newly appointed executive director Fr. Carmelo “Tito” Caluag said there is a need to reinvigorate the justice and peace component of the institution’s mandate.

“There have been successive calamities so a lot of focus [was] given on humanitarian work, which is necessary. But I think, we need to also strengthen again our justice and peace work,” Caluag said.


Fr. Tito Caluag is new Caritas Philippines executive director

MANILA - Caritas Philippines on Sunday announced the appointment of Fr. Carmelo “Tito” Caluag of the Diocese of Novaliches as its new executive director.

He succeeds Fr. Antonio Labiao Jr, who is also from the same diocese and served in the post from July 2020 until his resignation in March 2024 for health reasons.

“I look forward to working alongside our dedicated staff and the entire social action network to strengthen our programs and advocate for the most vulnerable in our society,” Caluag said.


OMI statement of condemnation on chapel bombing in Cotabato City


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Prayer rally vs charter change set outside Senate on May 22

Opponents of the proposed Charter change are bringing their message to the Senate.

Church and civil society organizations have scheduled a prayer march Wednesday outside the Senate building in Pasay City.

Caritas Philippines said it has extended invitations to dioceses in Metro Manila to join the protest, which will be conducted from 3 to 5 p.m.


Fr. Joevany R. Centina, DCC (1978-2024)

The Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish mourns the passing of FR. JOEVANY R. CENTINA, DCC (18 Nov 1978 - 12 Apr 2024).

Go forth from this world in the name of God the Almighty Father who created you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God who suffered for you, in the name of the Holy Spirit who was poured out upon you, go forth.

May you live in peace this day, may your h ome be wiht God, with Mary, the virgin Mother of God, wiht Joseph and all the angels and saints. Amen


Prelate to Filipinos: Denounce conflict, work for peace

MANILA – A Catholic prelate on Monday called on Filipinos to reject acts that promote division and conflict and promote peace toward nation-building, ahead of the country's Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor).

“Now, let us be resolved to denounce wars, conflicts which will result only to destruction and death. We work hard to foster and promote peace so that all would live in harmony, orderly, and equality,” Antipolo Bishop Ruperto Santos said in a statement.


2 retired Filipino bishops in Mindanao pass away

MANILA - Two retired Catholic prelates passed away on Thursday.

In separate social media posts, the dioceses of Tandag and Malaybalay announced the passing of bishop emeritus Nereo Odchimar and bishop emeritus Honesto Pacana, respectively.  

The Tandag diocese said Odchimar died at 10:27 a.m. at the San Pedro Hospital in Davao City. He was 83. 

“While in his retirement, he had been suffering from diabetes and kidney complications. He died of metabolic encephalopathy due to end-stage renal disease and diabetic nephropathy,” it added.


Pagadian bishop dies after heart bypass

DAVAO CITY - Bishop Ronald Lunas of Pagadian died on Tuesday at a hospital in Davao City, where he had been in intensive care following a heart bypass operation last week.

The 57-year-old bishop died at 8:28 a.m., according to Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao in a message to the secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

A social media post from the Pagadian Cathedral revealed that Lunas underwent heart bypass surgery on December 28.

The diocese has yet to release a statement on Luna’s death as of this posting.


CBCP calls for prayers for peace in Israel, Palestine

MANILA – The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday appealed to the faithful to pray for peace amid ongoing conflict between Israeli troops and the Hamas militant group.

"It is urgent and necessary that we pray and hope for peace. Peace is what our world needs. We pray for restraint and goodwill to reign in everybody’s heart and mind," Antipolo Bishop Ruperto Santos, vice chair of the CBCP - Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI) said in an interview with Church-run Radio Veritas.


Archdiocese of Cotabato vocation month to be launched Sunday, Oct 1

ILULUNSAD BUKAS October 1, 2023 ng Diocese of Cotabato ang vocation month 2023 sa pamamagitan ng misa na gaganapin sa Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral alas otso ng umaga.

Si Cotabato Archbishop Angelito Lampon, OMI ang main presider ng launching mass kasama ang mga pari mula sa Oblates of Mary Immaculate at Diocesan Clergy of Cotabato pati na ang iba't-ibang religious congregation.

Pagkatapos ng misa gagawin naman alas nuwebe ng umaga ang isang maikling programa sa Notre Dame of Cotabato Inc.



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