Monday Nov, 29 2021 05:30:25 AM


CBCP lauds gov't move to prioritize poor Pinoys in vaccination

MANILA – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal Commission for Bioethics lauded the government for considering the less fortunate Filipinos to be prioritized in the national coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination program.


With faith comes responsibility, bishop tells devotees

On the eve of the Black Nazarene feast, a Catholic bishop called on devotees to observe health protocols and reminded them that with acts of faith comes responsibility.

As Covid-19 pandemic continues, Auxiliary Bishop Nolly Buco of Antipolo urged the devotees to do their part as Christian believers.

He said people cannot claim their right to worship if they cannot observe their duties and obligations.

“We have to cooperate as believers because we want to be an instrument to maintain the health of each other,” Buco said.


Cotabato Cathedral announces new anticipated mass sked

Updates for anticipated Mass new schedule:

Starting this Saturday - January 9, 2021

5:30AM - Tagalog Mass

8:15AM - English Mass

9:30AM - Cebuano Mass

11:30AM - English Mass

4:15PM - Tagalog Mass

5:30PM - English Mass


> Wear face mask

> Bring digital ID

> Social distancing

> Not yet allowed the children 13 years old below and those vulnerable Senior Citizens inside the Church during Holy Mass.

* Weekly Regular Mass at 5:30AM and 5:30PM


Pope Francis calls for ‘vaccines for all’ as he gives Christmas Urbi et Orbi blessing

VATICAN— Giving his traditional Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Friday, Pope Francis called for coronavirus vaccines to be made available to the world’s neediest people.

The pope made a special appeal to leaders to grant the poor access to vaccines against the virus which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide as of Dec. 25.

He said: “Today, in this time of darkness and uncertainty because of the pandemic, several lights of hope appear, such as the discoveries of vaccines.”


Papal nuncio: Be open to God’s plan

In his first public Mass in the Philippines, papal nuncio Archbishop Charles John Brown on Friday said that the Christian mission today means facing new challenges with openness to God.

Speaking at the St. Anthony of Padua in Manila’s Malate district, he stressed that each Christian has a role to play in God’s plan.

“It doesn’t matter what kind of vocation you have… God’s plan is working through you if you allow it to happen,” Brown said in his homily on the third day of the traditional “Misa de Gallo”.


Manila priest named new CBCP assistant secretary general

MANILA - The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has appointed Fr. Carlo Del Rosario as its new Assistant Secretary General.

A priest of the Archdiocese of Manila, he succeeds Msgr. Bernardino Pantin who is now the Conference’s Secretary General.

Del Rosario assumed the post on Dec. 15 and will serve until July 15 next year, subject to the disposition of the new Manila archbishop.

Born in 1982, he was ordained a priest in 2010 after his theological studies at the UST Central Seminary, where he also earned his licentiate in canon law.


Don’t be ashamed to share the Gospel, bishop tells Catholics

On the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic bishop called on the faithful not to be ashamed to share how God has changed their hearts and lives.

Bishop Broderick Pabillo, administrator of the Manila archdiocese, said that the mission of all Christians is to proclaim and live the Gospel in daily life.

“Let us not be ashamed to proclaim Christ in our words and in our service to others,” Pabillo said during Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Makati City on Saturday.


‘Be missionaries, not just disciples’ — Cardinal Advincula

The country’s new cardinal, Jose Advincula, called on laypeople to be living witnesses and “missionary disciples” even amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Capiz said there are many ways to be missionaries — taking what they have learned and sharing it with others.

“…Even if most of us are forced to stay at home, we can still carry out our mandate to be missionary disciples,” Advincula said.


‘Be humble, help poor,’ Pope tells Filipino Cardinal Advincula

Pope Francis urged newly elevated Cardinal Jose Advincula of Capiz to be humble and not forget the poor.

The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics expressed hope that Advincula’s new mission will lead him more to humility and service to the people.

“It is my hope that this vocation to which the Lord calls you will make you grow in humility and in the spirit of service,” the pope said.

The pontiff’s message was contained in a letter to the country’s new cardinal last month.


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