Thursday Jan, 20 2022 01:51:31 AM

Church

Pope Francis to visit Thailand and Japan in November

VATICAN — The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November with stops scheduled in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Pope Francis will visit Thailand Nov. 20-23 in commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Vatican Mission to Siam in 1669. The pope will then travel Nov. 23-26 to Japan, where the theme of his visit is “Protect all life.”

Category: 

Families play key role in encouraging vocations, says CBCP head

Parents play a pivotal role in the discovery and promotion of religious vocations, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said.

Speaking at a diaconate ordination Sept. 2, Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao said that family is the first school of discipleship or the “seedbed of vocations”.

“God’s calling is easier to hear when it is made or heard in the context of a family that has faith,” Archbishop Valles said in his homily.

Category: 

Archbishop Lampon leads Vocation Month launching

COTABATO CITY - Archbishop Angelito Lampon, OMI on Sunday led the launching of Archdicoerse of Cotabato vocation month during a mass at Immaculate Conception Cathedral. 

An activity promoting vocations followed at the NDSAC gymnasium.

 

 

Category: 

New bishop for Iligan ordained in Diocese of Ipil

A 47-year-old man of the cloth has become the first priest to be ordained bishop in Ipil diocese in southern Philippines.

Bishop Jose Rapadas was raised to the episcopacy in a ceremony at the town’s St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral on Tuesday.

Ipil is the youngest Catholic diocese in the country with around half-a-million Catholics.

It was the first episcopal ordination in Ipil since 2010 when it was erected into a diocese.

Category: 

Church groups mourn death of Gina Lopez

Tributes have been paid to a longtime environment advocate who dedicated many years of her life to the cause.

The Caritas Philippines extended its sincere condolences to the family of former environment secretary Gina Lopez, who succumbed to brain cancer on Monday morning. She was 65.

Social media users also flooded Facebook and Twitter with the news of Lopez’s death, who was strongly supported by many bishops and church groups for her strong anti-mining stand.

Category: 

Bishop urges prayers for Batanes after deadly quakes

BATANES -- A Catholic bishop has asked everyone to join him in prayer for the suffering victims of the twin earthquakes that struck the islands in the northern Philippines on Saturday.

Bishop Danilo Ulep of Batanes sent his prayers and condolences to the people of the prelature, after eight people were killed and hundreds evacuated in the aftermath of the tremor.

All casualties were due to damaged houses in Itbayat island, dozens others were injured, properties were damaged, including the historic Itbayat Church.

Category: 

Jolo cathedral first Mass since attacks

The Jolo cathedral was reopened Tuesday, nearly six months after the twin bomb attacks that killed 20 people and scores injured.

Hundreds of people gathered for the reconsecration of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, which also marked the feast of their patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The Mass was led by Archbishop Gabrielle Caccia, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, along with retired Cardinal Orlando Quevedo and several other bishops and priests.

Category: 

Church backs creation of OFW department

The Church’s migrants ministry has backed the creation of a separate executive department to handle concerns of Filipino migrant workers.

The bishops’ Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People said that such move would address bottlenecks in delivery of services for overseas Filipino workers.

“With this, the welfare and wellbeing of our OFWs will be specifically attended,” said Bishop Ruperto Santos, ECMI chairman.

Category: 

Archbishop Lampon, Bishop Bagaforo chair separate CBCP episcopal commissions

The term of the newly-elected chairmen of the CBCP Episcopal Commissions, Committees and Offices will be from December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2021.

Episcopal Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities:

Bp. Jose A. Cabantan

Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate:

Bp. Sofronio A. Bancud, SSS

Episcopal Office on Bioethics:

Bp. Ricardo L. Baccay

Episcopal Commission on Canon Law:

Bp. Jacinto A. Jose

Category: 

CBCP reelects Archbishop Valles as president

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reelected Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao as its president. 


The vote gives Archbishop Valle, 67, his second and last term to lead the conference, during their plenary assembly in Manila on Saturday.


His reelection would also make him more visible face of the church as it gears for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021.


Archbishop Valles was first elected CBCP head in July 2017, succeeding Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan. 

Category: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Church

199 new cases of COVID-19 in Region 12

COTABATO CITY - Regional COVID-19 tracker as of January 19, 2022 (6:00 PM) ONE-HUNDRED-NINETY-NINE (199) NEW CONFIRMED CASES NINETY-NINE (99)...

236 fire-stricken families in Basilan receive cash assistance

COTABATO CITY --- More than a hundred families in Isabela City whose houses were razed by fire received P20,000 cash each from the provincial...

Anak ng pastor, 2 iba sugatan sa pamamaril sa Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY - Nagdulot ng takot at alarma sa mga taga Purok Mabinuligon sa Barangay San Isidro ang panibagong insidente ng pamamaril sa nasabing...

Low water pressure in some areas in Cotabato City

WATER SERVICE ADVISORY Date: January 19, 2022 What: Low Water Pressure Where: RH-3, RH-4, RH-5, Poblacion 3, Poblacion 8, Poblacion 9,...

MENRE distributes land titles, seedlings, ECC on BARMM anniv

COTABATO CITY — The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) distributed Tuesday, Jan. 18, a total of 18 land titles, 60...