Tuesday Nov, 29 2022 01:33:57 AM


En Todo Amar y Servir

(This was preached by Fr. Catalino G. Arevalo, SJat the funeral of Bishop Freddie Escaler on December 1, 2015, Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.) When Jesuit Father Federico Escaler was named Bishop and ordained on 31
July 1976 at the Manila Cathedral, there were two rather unusual features in
the consecratory rites. One, a bishop did not preach the homily instead Fr.
Horacio de la Costa, recently back from his Roman assignment as General
Assistant at the Jesuit Curia, did. And Two, Fr Ted Grech, a former Maryknoll


First Kidapawan bishop dies

MANILA — The former Bishop of Kidapawan, Federico Escaler, has died on Saturday, aged 93.The Jesuit prelate had been ill and passed away peacefully in his family ancestral residence in San Miguel, Manila on Saturday morning.


Don’t discard the poor, CBCP head urges APEC leaders

MANILA -- A ranking Church official called on global leaders attending a summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Manila to make policies that would empower” the poor and the marginalized.Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP president, said APEC leaders should roll out inclusive reforms that would improve the living conditions of the poor.According to him, empowering the poor also means letting their voices be heard, saying it is one of the best ways to fight poverty.More than dole-outs It’s not just about helping the poor that way.


Oblates, mission partners undergo basic media literary training

CITY – To equip Oblates and its mission partnerswith knowledge and skills in effective communications,
a four-day Media Literacy Course was conducted by the Oblate Mass Media
Ministry on Nov. 9-12 to 25 participants, mostly priests and OMI lay partners in missions.


Cardinal Quevedoand Lumads victims of ‘ideological conflict’ too

MANILA — Many indigenous Lumads have been forced to flee their communities as a result of ideological conflict,” a ranking Church official said on Wednesday.Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of the Cotabato archdiocese said Lumads are being killed and their rights violated amid the fighting between the government forces and the communist New People’s Army (NPA).The known peace advocate made the statement over Radio Veritas, saying it is very important” to emphasize other circumstances behind the human rights abuses committed against the indigenous peoples.Taken advantage of When the NPA go to thei


Top 7 proposals from the Synod on the Family

The Synod on the Family is now over. The final document
includes 94 points with dozens of proposals. It has a positive tone and it
gives a hopeful message to families facing hardships.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE The document describes some of the challenges families face. It
does so by saying that hardships can also be seen as an opportunity.

Bishops ask Christians to cultivate a hopeful understanding on
painful realities like loneliness and marital failure.


GenSan hosts religious brothers’ convention

GENERAL SANTOS CITY --Association of Mindanao-Sulu Religious Brothers (AMSRB) held its annual convention at the Sarangani Highland Resort in General Santos City last week.Thirty-two brothers from seven different religious congregations came together to enjoy one another’s presence through sports and evening socials where they got to share stories informally.Fr. Jomar Sibug, OP gave the input on the theme of the conventionand AMSR Brothers Waking Up the World”. He reviewed with the attendees the Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to all consecrated persons.Sibug is the superior of St.


Country's parishes suit up for ‘March of the Saints’

MANILA – In the Church’s liturgical calendar, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints. So it’s eve is known as All Hallow’s Eve” or Halloween. But Western influence took away the Holy” in Halloween through dress up parties on October 31 where people look like monsters, ghouls and other evil entities.


Cardinal Quevedo blesses refurbished Archdiocesan Mausoleum

Eminence Orlando Cardinal Beltran Quevedo, OMI, DD, archbishop of Cotabato,
today blessed the newly refurbished Mausoleum at the back of the Immaculate
Concepcion Cathedral.

The Mausoleum hosts
the remains of the Archbishop Gerard Mongeau, OMI, DD and Archbishop Philip
Smith, OMI, DD, both former archbishops of Cotabato.


Cardinal Quevedo celebrates 35th episcopal ordination

COTABATO CITY – His eminence Orlando Cardinal Beltran
Quevedo, OMI, DD, archbishop of Cotabato will celebrate his 35th Episcopal
Ordination on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 with a 5:30 a.m. Holy Mass at the
Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral (ICC), Cotabato City.

In the same occasion, he will bless the ICC

The archdiocese of Cotabato is inviting everyone who
wish to join the Cardinal as he celebrates his becoming a bishop.



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