1959

Statement of the Philippine Hierarchy on the Nationalization of Schools

Statement of the Philippine Hierarchy on theNationalization of  SchoolsThere is a movement these days to impose upon our schools, (a) the prohibition to appoint “persons who are not natural-born citizens of the Philippines to the positions of heads of schools, colleges and universities or teachers, instructors or professors in any social science subject”; (b) the prohibition to allow “any person who is not a citizen of the Philippines or any

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Statement of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippines on Mission Year

Statement of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippineson Mission YearIn our last meeting we decided to set aside the present year of 1959 as Mission Year in the Philippines.  We wish now to communicate this decision to our beloved Clergy and Faithful, to state briefly the reasons for it, and to invite all to join us in achieving the aims and objectives of this observance.The word “mission” comes from the Latin word “to send”; a missionary

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Statement of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippines on Nationalism

Statement of the Catholic Hierarchy of the Philippineson  NationalismWe, the Catholic Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, in fulfillment of our sacred mission “To rule the Church of God, which He has purchased with His blood” (Acts, XX, 28), deem it proper at this juncture of our national life to state the Catholic teachings on nationalism and on some connected matters.On Nationalism and FilipinismWhen God created man He intended him

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