Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cardinal Tagle leads closing celebration of Palo’s diamond jubilee

PALO, Leyte, Nov. 29, 2013—Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle led the celebration of the culminating Mass of the Archdiocese of Palo’s 75th jubilee anniversary in the midst of destruction caused by typhoon Yolanda.  “Because we need to pray, we need to gather, we need to give thanks. After all, with or without Yolanda, the Archdiocese of Palo is a diamond; and diamonds are forever,” the cardinal said.  Tagle was grateful that

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Tagle warns public against bogus social media accounts

The official Facebook page of Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. MANILA, Nov. 29,2013—Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle warned the public against several social networking pages using his name, noting that they are bogus sites being used for fake cash solicitations. Tagle requested the public not to patronize the fake sites and ignore all forms of solicitations coming from them. Last August, the senior prelate called on users of

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Lessons taught by PCNE continue to ripple, Tagle says

Around 6,000 participants joined the first Evangelization Conference held in the University of Sto. Tomas last Oct. 16-18, 2013 MANILA, Nov. 29, 2013—The lessons taught by the first Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE) continue to ripple, touching the lives of the Catholic faithful both inside and outside of the country, a ranking church official said. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said that even if the PCNE is long

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Batasan Pambansa consecrated to Mary

Msgr. Cesar Pagulayan celebrated the Holy Mass and led the consecration of the Lower House to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Nov. 27 MANILA, Nov. 28, 2013—Some members of Congress and its employees yesterday consecrated the legislative branch of the Philippines in Quezon City to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a bid to make amends for the likely effects of the highly controversial Reproductive Health law now known as Republic Act 10354. Head of

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Priest joins call on climate change solution

MANILA, Nov. 28, 2013—With the recent devastation in the Visayas region caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, a Catholic priest corroborated the findings that it was an effect of climate change and is urging government and world leaders to find ways of minimizing the problem. Fr. Benny Tuason, director of the Archdiocese of Manila’s Ecology desk stressed that the recent typhoon is an effect of climate change. “It is true, we already experienced

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Night of prayer and worship for victims of typhoon ‘Yolanda’

 MANILA, Nov. 28, 2013—A “Night of Prayer and Worship” will be held on November 30 at the Quezon City Hall Inner Ground as an advocacy to help victims of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’. Rommel Lopez, one of the organizers stressed that in these trying times the Lord is asking the Filipino people to be united as one in prayer and worship. “Despite what happened in the Visayas, the Lord is still guiding and protecting us. So this meeting with

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Give up parties but celebrate Christmas—priest

MANILA, Nov. 27, 2013—A Catholic priest urged the public to celebrate the spirit of Christmas even if they choose to do without parties in solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. “Forego Christmas party but please, celebrate Christmas. The Season of Advent is approaching and this is very important for us Catholics,” Fr. Benny Tuason, the director for Ecology of the Archdiocese of Manila said in a Church forum, November 26. Victims of

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Vatican official joins PHL Church at ‘Year of Faith’ closing

Msgr. Paul Tighe MANILA, Nov. 27, 2013—In a timely gesture of solidarity with the Philippine Church a Vatican official was in the country recently to give a talk on Catholic social media, as well as to celebrate holy mass as an apt closing to the ‘Year of Faith’, Nov. 24. “We need to listen to [people online], talk to them and encourage them in their journey of faith,” said Pontifical Council for Social Communications Secretary Msgr. Paul

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CEAP urges member schools to accept students from ‘Yolanda’ stricken areas

MANILA, Nov. 27, 2013—The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) upon instruction made by the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education, urged member-schools to accept students from typhoon affected areas pending necessary requirements. Mr. Anthony Coloma, CEAP Advocacy and Information Management officer stressed that they have already instructed member-schools in Cebu and Manila to accept students from Leyte

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Diocesan youth day focuses on faith and hope

MANILA, Nov. 27, 2013—As a pre-National Youth Day activity, the Diocese of San Pablo in Laguna will hold a Diocesan Youth Day that will focus on faith and hope. Themed “FAITH Endures, A Glimpse of HOPE!,” the youth day will be a gathering of around 1,000 young people in the diocese to celebrate the gift of presence of youth people in the youth ministry as well as a culmination program for the celebration of the Year of Faith. According to Robson

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