1954

Statement of the Philippine Hierarchy on Masonry

Statement of the Philippine Hierarchy on Masonry In spite of the many and repeated condemnations of Masonry issued by the Holy See, there still seems to be some doubt as to whether Catholics may become Masons.  It is frequently asserted that the various Masonic societies here in the Philippines are non-secretarian organizations which Catholics may join without injury to their Catholic faith.  This is false and We wish to reiterate in the strongest

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Joint Pastoral Letter of the Philippine Hierarchy on the Marian Year

Joint Pastoral Letter of the PhilippineHierarchy on the Marian Year The Archbishops, Bishops, and other prelates of the Philippines to all the venerable clergy, both secular and religious, and to all the faithful of our republic, health and spiritual renewal in Mary.The proclamation of the Marian Year by Our Holy Father, Pope Pius XII, affords us a magnificent opportunity to address ourselves to you, our beloved children, and to exhort you to celebrate

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Statement of the Administrative Council of the Catholic Welfare Organization (CWO) on the Accusations of Being Communists

Statement of the Administrative Councilof the Catholic Welfare Organization (CWO)on the Accusations of Being Communists Communism being what it is, to accuse  anyone of being a Communist or a Communist sympathizer is a very serious matter.  To make such an accusation in public against an innocent person would constitute grievous, perhaps irreparable harm to his good name.  Not even the urgency of fighting Communism can justify such an action,

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Joint Statement of the Catholic Hierarchy on the YMCA

Joint Statement of theCatholic Hierarchy on the YMCADuring recent years, the young Men’s Christian Association of the Philippines has exerted more than usually strong efforts to enlist Catholic young men into its membership, insisting that it is non-secretarian and that it offers no danger to the faith of Catholic members.  An official statement issued in 1949 concerning its attitude on religion,  The Religious Policy of the YMCA in the Philippines

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CARTA PASTORAL Sobre La MODESTA FEMENINA CRISTIANA y Los CONCERSOS DE BELLEZA Por El Emmo. Y Rvdmo.

CARTA PASTORALSobre La MODESTA FEMENINA CRISTIANAy Los CONCERSOS DE BELLEZAPor El Emmo. Y Rvdmo.DR. D. ENRIQUE PLA Y DENIELCardenal Arzobispo de Toledo, Primado de EspañaA nuestro Exem. Cabildo Catedral, Sacerdotes y fieles de la Archidiocesis Toledana, Salud y paz en el Señor:En la Consagracion Episcopal el Consegrante, antes de proceder a la misma, somete a un severo interrogatorio al consegrando, una de cuyas preguntas es:  Quieres con el auzilio

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Modesty in Dress

Modesty in DressEvery Filipina must ask herself what a true friend, one who wishes her only the best, would want to see in her external appearance.  Whether parent, brother, sister, husband, perceptive child, or one who seeks a lifelong partner, the Filipino takes pride in seeing a woman enhanced by her modesty.  The Filipino has always esteemed the woman who is endowed with that air of mystery that comes from her vocation to nurture life within

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