Thursday Sep, 28 2023 06:12:17 PM


CBCP president urges scrapping of ‘act of God’ phrase

DAGUPAN City, Pangasinan —A Catholic prelate sees the need to correct the mistaken notion many have of God as a bringer of catastrophe, calamity and misfortune” perpetuated in part by the misuse” of the legal term act of God” (Latinand actus Dei). Lingayen In a statement released Friday, Oct. 17, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates B.


Liturgical confab set on Paul VI’s beatification

MAKATI CITY — In keeping with its mission of promoting and directing the liturgical life of the faithful, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s Episcopal Commission on Liturgy (ECL) is set to hold the Venerable Pope Paul VI Pastoral Conference I” on Oct. 17, Friday, 3and00 p.m.


IPs still ignored in PH, Bishop says

TABUK, Kalinga -Despite constant pleas to respect their inherent rights as human beings and as Filipino citizens, a Catholic bishop laments it is still a long way to go for the various indigenous peoples (IPs) in the country as they fight for the treatment they deserve. Foremost among these challenges and difficulties is the non-recognition of their rights to ancestral domains and lands, culture and self-determination.


CBCPand Shun 'not in my backyard mentality' on environment

MANILA -Saying that reducing the impacts of climate change is everyone’s duty, Catholic bishops called on the communities to avoid the not in my backyard” mentality. Unfortunately, we, Filipinos, are content to say ‘not in my backyard!’ We keep our home and surroundings clean, even if it means dumping our waste in our neighborhood,” the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said in a pastoral exhortation.The bishops believe fighting climate change remains a huge challenge because many communities are not proactive about saving the planet.


'March of Saints' to replace Hallowen in Cotabato archdiocese

COTABATO CITY (CBCP)— The Archdiocese of Cotabato has decided to recapture the essence of Undas” by encouraging its parishes to organize wholesome activities that will highlight the lives and virtues of Catholic saints, replacing the popular Halloween practices.


October is holy rosary month

From the Archdiocese of CotabatoandPope St. Pius V instituted the feast shortly after the victory, and Pope Clement XI extended it to the entire Church in celebration of another victory over the Turkish Muslims in 1716.The month of October is a good time to commit to praying the Rosary everyday. The Rosary will bring great peace and holiness to your life.It is a powerful instrument for conversion . The Rosary is the best method of honoring Mary. It protects the Church from false teachings and keeps her safe from the attacks from the Enemy.


CBCP to faithfuland 'Thank your teachers'

MANILA — Recognizing the laudable contribution of educators to the country, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on the Filipino faithful to express gratitude to the tireless commitment of teachers to educate and mold young individuals into becoming responsible members of society. We would like to thank all those who have committed their lives in the teaching profession.


Laoag Bishop closes 200-year-old Church

PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte (Sept. 27)– The 200-year old church of Saint Anne Parish in Piddig, Ilocos Norte was closed for public worship after it was deemed unsafe” during liturgical rites presided over by Laoag Bishop Renato P. Mayugba, DD, on September 14, 2014, Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.According to Fr. Ericson Josue, the Commission Head of the Church Heritage of the diocese, the foundation of the said church has been discovered to be ‘weak’ to carry the massive walls, the edifice.” The place of worship is transferred to a provisional church within the parish compound.


Celebrating OMI jubilee

One in celebrating OMI jubilee


Cardinal Quevedoand Day by day, solidarity among us, peoples of different cultures and beliefs, must be built.

(Acceptance speech of Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato, Bukas-Palad awardee 2014, Ateneo de Manila University, September 2014) Most profoundly I thank Ateneo de Manila University, its Board of Trustees, its distinguished President, Fr. Jose RamonVillarin, S.J., and the Awards Committee for this meaningful award. I am deeply humbled. For forming me to be a missionary to the poor, a formation that is at the basis of this award, I thank my religious Congregation, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.



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