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Living the Eucharist means loving the poor – Cardinal Quevedo

CEBU CITY – How exactly does one live the Eucharist,” the mantra of Eucharistic congresses? For Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, it’s simpleand practice what you preach, and have genuine love for the poor and oppressed. Our sharing in the Eucharist the Body and Blood of Christ is also a sharing in his mission,” said the prelate. [I]n the Eucharist we are sent by the spirit of Jesus on mission – a mission to the poor, the oppressed and marginalized – to all who are needy and in need of love and service.” To be Eucharistic is to live the life of Jesus, a life of love and service.


IEC speaker lauds poor’s hunger for Eucharist

CEBU CITY --A foreign missionary to the Philippines on Tuesday lauded the poor and their hunger for the Eucharist, saying often, those who have little in life are the ones more excited to receive Christ. This is where I learned that the poor feel a very special connection with Jesus in the Eucharist. They really love and treasure Jesus so much. Jesus is alive in those places in the peripheries where no one wants to go,” said Fr.


Cardinal Rosalesand ‘Eucharist not just a task, but a mission’

CEBU CITY -– Do we keep the Eucharist to ourselves? This was the question, and challenge, posed by Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales to pilgrims at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC).Delivering the homily for the Mass on the third day of the congress, Rosales, Archbishop emeritus of Manila, reminded IEC participants that the Eucharist is not just a task, but a mission.”The power of faithYes, the Eucharist is the memorial of Christ’s saving sacrifice, just like the Passover meal that commemorated the escape of the Jews from slavery under the pharaohs of Egypt.


Cardinal Zenand Pray for China’s persecuted Christians

CEBU CITY --Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, SDB, appealed to delegates of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress to remember in their prayers the persecuted Christians, especially those in his homeland, China.Reflecting on the catechesis presented by Archbishop Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, OFM, DD, on the congress theme Christ in You, Our Hope of Glory”, Cardinal Zen says it is fortunate that the IEC delegates heard about the message, the mission to proclaim and witness the suffering.”Zen noted that when the faithful at the Opening Mass prayed for the persecuted Christians in the Middle Eas


Perfection in Christ refers to moral order, not utopia, says Peruvian archbishop

CEBU City (Jan. 25, 2016) – Christian perfection demanded by the Gospels refers to renewing the moral order and the interior life of a person, not achieving utopia for some,” a Peruvian archbishop reiterated in the inaugural catechesis of the 51stInternational Eucharistic Congress (IEC). Biblical theologian Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, the archbishop of Trujillo, reflected on St.


Pope may deliver live message to 51st IEC

CEBU CITY– Pope Francis is expected to give a message to the participants of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), which is set to open this afternoon in Cebu City.It was not sure, however, whether the papal message will be recorded or streamed live over the Internet, IEC organizers told reporters. Let us allow the pope to surprise us. He’s known to be like that,” said Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, chairman of the communications department of the 51st IEC, in a press conference at the IEC Pavilion at the compound of Cebu’s Pope St.


Bishops gather for the 112th CBCP Plenary Assembly in Cebu

CEBU CITY --Bishops gather today at the opening Mass of the 112th CBCP Plenary Assembly at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral


2,000 attends IEC theological symposium in Cebu

Around 2,000 participants attend the 3-day International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) Theological Symposium at the Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) which started on Jan. 20.


A year afterand Palo still ‘overjoyed’ over papal visit

TACLOBAN CITY -– It has been a year since Pope Francis visited Tacloban City and Palo in Leyte yet the jubilation it brought lives on.Tight security measures, inconveniences due to road traffic regulations, and the threat of Typhoon Amang on Jan. 17 last year didn’t deter the people of Eastern Visayas from flocking where the Pope was to set pass by.A year after, Catholic faithful here continue to reminisce about their encounter with the Pope or at least what they had gone through in an effort to personally see St.


Prelate orders shut down of religious stores

MANILA— In another bid to rid Church operations of any semblance of business and commerce,” a Catholic archdiocese is closing parish-run religious stores.Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan said the move aims to address a mistaken impression” among the faithful that the Church is engaging in business beyond its spiritual mission.



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