1940′s

Joint Pastoral Letter of the Hierarchy of the Philippines on the Virtue of Justice

Joint Pastoral Letterof the Hierarchy of the Philippineson the Virtue of JusticeDearly Beloved in the Lord:“God made man right,” the Ecclesiastes tells us, “and he hath entangled himself with an infinity of questions.” (VII, 30).  Lending an ear to the enticement of the infernal serpent, man proposed unto himself the initial question, asking his own self whether he could attain, by his own power, to happiness whilst embracing the evil with

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Social Justice A Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines

Social JusticeA Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of the PhilippinesMindful of the grave office we have from Jesus Christ, of guarding and guiding the flock He has entrusted to us; mindful also of the Apostle’s solemn command to preach the word insistently, to teach and exhort in all patience and doctrine, we feel it necessary to speak out to all Catholics of the Philippines, and to all men of good will, concerning the great crisis

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Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippines on the Dominical Rest

Joint Pastoral Letterof the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippineson the Dominical RestBeloved Brethren in the Lord:It is easy to see at a glance how the modern world is busily engaged in vain activities, occupying too much of its time in them, and foolishly hoping, by so doing, to gain temporal prosperity and happiness.  These material gifts, however, were never as far away from us as at present, as if to give more meaning to these biblical words: 

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Statement of the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy of the Philippines on the Social Principles

Statement of the Ecclesiastical Hierarchyof the Philippines on the Social PrinciplesSincere men of all walks of life earnestly seek to solve the pressing social problem.  We wish to set down simply the true foundation of lasting peace and prosperity.1.  There is a true brotherhood of man founded in the true Fatherhood of God.2.  God has put man upon the earth to live in conformity with His law and so to win perfect happiness with Him in Heaven.3. 

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Joint Pastoral Letter of the Hierarchy of the Province of Manila on the Occasion of the Annual Meetings

Joint Pastoral Letter of the Hierarchyof the Province of Manila on the Occasionof the Annual MeetingsOctober 15-16, 1946IntroductionBeloved Brethren in the Lord:It is barely a couple of years since we regained the freedom of life we are now enjoying.  It is but yesteryear, so to say, that we were freed from that constant dread and terror from a ruthless conqueror who did not respect sex or age, rank or state.  For over three years many of our countrymen

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Joint Letter of the Arcbishops, Bishops and Prefects Apostolic of the Philippines to the Catholic Episcopate of the United States of America

Joint Letterof the Arcbishops, Bishops and Prefects Apostolicof the Philippines to theCatholic Episcopate of the United States of AmericaThe Archbishops, Bishops and Prefects-Apostolic of the Philippines in Conference AssembledTo His Eminence, the Cardinal Archbishop of Philadelphiaand Their Excellencies, The Archbishops and Bishopsof the Catholic Church in the United States of AmericaPeace and Greetings in the Lord!Venerable Brethren:We acknowledge

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CARTA PASTORAL COLECTIVA DEL EPISCOPADO FILIPINO SOBRE EL COMUNISMO ATEO

Diocesis de FilipinasCARTA PASTORAL COLECTIVA DEL EPISCOPADO FILIPINOSOBRE EL COMUNISMO ATEOA NUESTRO VENERABLE CLERO Y AMADOS FIELES,Salud y Bendicion en el Señor.A estas fechas nadie ignora cual es el objeto y alcante del Comunismo y de su congenere, el Socialismo, en el mundo civilizado.  Bajo el pretexto halagador de mutua proteccion y uniones cooperativas, formanse ordinariamente entre la gente obrera, industrial y agraria, sociedades de caracter

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