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Unity, the Prime Witness of God: Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippines at the Close of the First Plenary Council of the Philippine Islands

Unity, the Prime Witness of God:Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippines at the Close of the First Plenary Council of the Philippine IslandsTo Our Beloved Clergy and People:Trusting in the bountiful inspiration and sovereign guidance of the Holy Spirit, and obeying the summons of the Vicar of Christ on earth, His Holiness Pope Pius XII, We, the Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries of the six ecclesiastical provinces

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Joint Statement of the Hierarchy on the Defense of the Constitutional Rights of Citizens concerning Optional Religious Instruction in Public Schools

Joint Statement of the Hierarchy on the Defense of the Constitutional Rights of Citizens concerning Optional Religious Instruction in Public SchoolsHaving in mind what we have said in our Joint Pastoral letter, issued at the close of the First Plenary Council, “This renewal of spirit should manifest itself not only in a concern for one’s individual salvation, but in the formation of an alert and vigorous social conscience… whereby the individual

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A Time to Speak: Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Hierarchy on Religious Instruction in Public Schools

A Time to Speak: Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Hierarchy on Religious Instruction in Public Schools There has recently been brought to Our attention evidence of the most serious kind that the Secretary of Education, Mr. Cecilio Putong, the Director of Public Schools, Mr. Benito Pangilinan, and the Assistant Director of Public Schools, Mr. Venancio Trinidad, have been, since 1949, members of a secret Committee for the Elimination of Religious

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Carta pastoral colectiva del episcopado católico de Filipinas sobre las elecciones

Carta pastoral colectiva del episcopado católico de Filipinas sobre las elecciones Cuando el Apóstol San Pablo recibió las nuevas de que en el seno de la Iglesia de Corinto se habian formado varios bandos que amenazaban concluir con los vinculos de la caridad, caracteristica del pueblo de Dios, les escribió una carta de firme y paternal admonición en la que les decía: “He sabido, hermanos, que entre vosotros hay discordias y que cada

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Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippines on Elections

Joint Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippines on ElectionsWhen the news was brought to the Blessed Apostle Paul that factions had arisen in the Christian community at Corinth, and were threatening to break the bond of charity which was the distinguishing mark of the people of God, he wrote to them a letter of firm yet tender admonition, in which he said: “The account I have of you, my brethren … is that there are dissensions

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